Blotter: Man arrested for student apartment theft, man arrested for possession of a controlled substance

Molly Burke, Reporter

A 51-year-old Skokie male was arrested on a charge of possession of stolen property.

Police found the man by tracing a stolen gaming system to a pawn shop, Evanston police Cmdr. Brian Henry said.

The theft took place at a Northwestern student’s apartment in the 800 block of Hamlin Street during winter break. The student discovered the stolen items when they returned to school for Winter Quarter on Jan. 4, including a game system and cash, valued at around $700.

The police tracked the items to a pawn shop and discovered the Skokie man. He was arrested on Thursday at 5 p.m. in the 7300 block of Niles Center Road.

Man arrested for possession of a controlled substance

A 61-year-old Evanston man was arrested on Wednesday at around 4:14 p.m. and charged with possession of a controlled substance. The man had been stopped in his car on Oct. 11 and police had found a substance, Henry said.

After sending the substance to the lab, the results confirmed that it was a controlled substance. Police arrested the man in the 1400 block of Brown Avenue.

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