Blotter: Man arrested in connection with television theft, car door spray-painted

Maia Spoto, Assistant City Editor

An Evanston man turned himself in to the Evanston Police Department on Thursday in connection with a Feb. 18 retail theft.

That evening, an employee at Target, 1616 Sherman Ave., heard an alert indicating that the theft had occurred. Security camera footage showed a man carrying a television valued at $169.99 out of the store’s east doors.

After EPD loaded the video into an online program, Evanston police Cmdr. Brian Henry said EPD identified the man and sent out a wanted bulletin. The man turned himself in because he knew he was wanted, Henry said.

The man is scheduled to appear in court on March 13.

Evanston man reported spray paint covering car door

An Evanston man reported spray paint covering the passenger side door of his car around 1 p.m. last Thursday, Henry said.

Henry said someone likely applied the spray paint to the 2004 Honda Odyssey, parked in the 1500 block of Seward Street, during overnight hours. The paint covered the majority of the car’s door in white lines.

“It’s kind of weird when somebody picks out one singular vehicle (on which to paint graffiti),” Henry said. “A lot of times, it’s somebody who’s not happy with the person, but sometimes it’s not. Sometimes, it’s just random.”

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