Blotter: Hygiene products taken from CVS, Car never returned to U-Haul

Samantha Handler, City Editor

A man was arrested Tuesday in connection with the theft of $218-worth of hygiene products from a CVS and possession of drug paraphernalia, the Evanston Police Department said.

The manager of the CVS Pharmacy, 101 Asbury St., reported at around 9:10 p.m. on Tuesday that a man had just left the store out of the rear exit with multiple items he had not paid for, said Evanston police Cmdr. Ryan Glew.

Police arrived and saw a man wearing a tan jacket around the corner, who fled on foot once he saw the officers. Police gave a verbal command to stop the man from running, and the man surrendered “without further incident,” Glew said. The CVS manager identified the 30-year-old Chicago resident as the man she had seen earlier.

Police recovered the toiletries as well as a shopping cart, valued at $400, making the total items taken worth about $618. Officers also found the Chicago resident had a crack pipe and charged him with possession of drug paraphernalia in addition to the theft, Glew said.

Car never returned to U-Haul

A U-Haul employee reported on Tuesday that a truck rented in September was never returned, police said.

The 29-year-old U-Haul employee told police that a 25-year-old Chicago resident rented a Ford Transit with his state ID from the company’s Dempster Street location on Sept. 22. It was supposed to be returned Sept. 24 but never was. The employee called the renter, who said he rented the car in his name but gave it to someone else and was “unaware of the whereabouts,” Glew said.

“If there is a suspect, it’s the person who originally rented it,” Glew said.

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