Blotter: Tip jar taken from Starbucks

Amelia Langas, Development & Recruitment Editor

Between 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Monday, the tip jar from the Starbucks at 1901 Dempster St. was stolen.

At around 1:20 p.m., a Starbucks employee called the Evanston Police Department to report the theft of the tip jar, containing about $40, Evanston Police Cmdr. Ryan Glew said.

The officers responded to the call and talked with the manager who said a group of high school-age individuals had entered the Starbucks, taken a lap around the coffee shop and grabbed the tip jar before leaving.

The manager offered to further description of the individuals, and police are looking into obtaining security camera footage.

Woman arrested for speeding

A 45-year-old Evanston woman was arrested Saturday at 11:40 p.m. in connection with traffic violations.

An Evanston police officer who was stationed in the 3300 block of Golf Road observed a car traveling eastbound on Golf at a speed of 49 mph in a 35 mph zone.

The officer stopped the vehicle at the intersection of Salem Circle and Golf. The officer informed the woman that she had been speeding and asked to see her license and insurance. However, the woman stated she did not have her license.

She provided the officer with valid photo identification and the officer was able to establish that her license had been suspended.

The woman was given citations for speeding and driving on a suspended license.

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