Blotter: musical instruments and Xanax stolen in downtown Evanston

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

Evanston Police Department officers on Tuesday morning responded to a report of a theft in the 800 block of Davis Street in downtown Evanston.

A 46-year-old Evanston resident came to the EPD station and told officers a guitar, a xylophone, two suitcases, a leather bag and a prescription bottle of Xanax had been stolen, said Evanston police Cmdr. Ryan Glew.

The man said he met a friend behind the building at 807 Davis St. on Monday night, and that he and his friend drank some alcohol and laid down to take a nap. When he awoke, his friend and belongings were gone, Glew said.

The man told officers he was between homes at the time, and that these belongings are very important to him, Glew added.

Compost bin thief arrested

EPD officers arrested a 40-year-old Evanston woman for removing an Amazon package containing a compost bin from a front step of a house in the 1600 block of Ashland Avenue in west Evanston earlier this month.

The theft, which took place on Oct. 16, was recorded on video, and detectives assigned to the case were able to identify the woman from the recordings, Glew said.

The woman was arrested on Monday morning, he added.

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