Blotter: Wallet stolen from middle school

Clare Proctor, Assistant City Editor

A 30-year-old female resident of Chicago reported her brown Fossil wallet stolen between 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. Wednesday.

The woman told the Evanston Police Department she last saw her wallet at Chute Middle School, located at 1400 Oakton St.

The wallet contained $80 in cash, an $80 check and a $50 Express gift card, plus various credit cards and personal documents including a driver’s license and CTA card, EPD Cmdr. Ryan Glew said. The wallet’s contents are estimated to be worth $230, Glew added.

The wallet has not been retrieved, and the suspect is a juvenile, Glew said.

Evanston car immobilization device stolen

A 43-year-old Evanston parking department employee reported Wednesday that an immobilization device called a Barnacle — placed on the windshield of cars with outstanding parking tickets — was stolen and the 2013 Volkswagen Passat it tagged was gone.

Barnacles are placed on cars by Evanston parking officers.

The car was parked at 1808 Foster St., and the Barnacle was placed on the car at 1:14 a.m. Tuesday. When the employee returned to the car Wednesday, the car and the Barnacle were both gone, Glew said.

The suspect is the registered owner of the vehicle, but EPD does not know if the registered owner was in possession of his vehicle when the car and Barnacle were stolen, Glew added.

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