Blotter: Power tools stolen, man charged with unlawful possession

Jacob Fulton, Assistant City Editor

Power tools stolen from car

Power tools valued at $475 were taken from a car at the 2200 block of Oakton Street, between 2 and 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 10.

The victim, a 56-year-old Chicago resident, said he left his car to enter Home Depot around 2 p.m. When he returned, he found that a Milwaukee brand saw a Ridgid brand drill and a Ridgid brand charger, valued at $250, $150 and $75 respectively, had been taken, according to Evanston police Cmdr. Ryan Glew.

The victim said an unidentified witness gave him a description of a man who may have broken into the car, a blue 2002 Ram truck. Glew said as of now, there are no suspects and no one in custody.

Man charged with unlawful possession of firearm-related items

A 52-year-old Evanston resident was arrested on Jan. 11 at 3:30 a.m for unlawful possession of firearms-related paraphernalia.

The suspect was approached by police at the 900 block of Sherman Avenue. His car, a 1998 gray Honda Accord, was parked outside of a space, and the man was asleep inside. When officers approached the car, they saw a bullet on the center console, Glew said.

The officers asked the suspect to exit the car and located five bullets in total after searching the vehicle. No weapons were found.

The suspect does not yet have a court date.

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