Blotter: Man arrested for trespassing in Clark Street apartment

Joshua Irvine, Copy Chief

A man was arrested for trespassing in the 800 block of Clark Street on Thursday morning.

Employees of Evanston Neighborhood Properties, LLC, called the Evanston Police Department to report that a known offender had entered an unoccupied apartment at 808 Clark St., Evanston police Cmdr. Ryan Glew said.

The man, 58-year-old Chicago resident Johnnie Walker, entered the apartment at about 8:25 a.m., Glew said. It’s unclear how Walker gained entry to the residence.

An employee of Evanston Neighborhood Properties encountered Walker in the building, Glew said. As Walker had been verbally aggressive to the employee before and had been caught trespassing in the same apartment on Jan. 22, Glew said the employee immediately called police.

Police arrived, placed Walker in handcuffs and transported him to the police station, where he was charged with trespassing, Glew said.

It was later discovered that Walker had called police earlier, Glew said, complaining that Evanston Neighborhood Properties employees had stolen two bags he had left in the unoccupied apartment the previous Friday.

Cell phone stolen from Target

Police responded Thursday morning to a report of a phone stolen from the Target in the 1600 block of Sherman Avenue.

Glew said an employee called police to report that a Boost Mobile cell phone, valued at about $130, had been stolen from the store Wednesday night. CCTV captured footage of a known offender entering the store at about 7:43 p.m. and taking the phone before leaving without paying, Glew said.

Police currently do not have anyone in custody.

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