Blotter: Furniture, gardening tools, power tools stolen from residence

Clare Proctor, Assistant City Editor

An Evanston resident reported Wednesday that $550 worth of home items was stolen from an alley behind his residence, located in the 800 block of Grey Avenue.

The man set the items outside for movers to pick up, but within five minutes, he noticed they were missing, Evanston Police Department Cmdr. Ryan Glew said.

The items taken include a green garden table and two plastic chairs, together valued at $100; two boxes containing a chainsaw and various power tools, together valued at $200; and a wheelbarrow, tree trimmer, broom, edger, two water hoses and two rakes, together valued at $250, Glew said.

He added that there is no suspect and no one in custody.

Ford Focus stolen from Enterprise

The manager at the Evanston Enterprise Rent-A-Car, 1810 Maple Ave., reported Wednesday that a renter had failed to return a 2019 dark gray Ford Focus, valued at $37,000.

The renter signed an agreement on Jan. 11 with an original return date of Jan. 15, Glew said. The renter extended the rental at that point, but the last payment made was on Feb. 8.

The manager told EPD officers that Enterprise had attempted to contact the renter, without success, Glew said.

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