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Police Blotter: CVS employee arrested after altercation

Nora Shelly, City Editor

January 16, 2017

Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories, Local

A CVS employee was arrested Thursday after an altercation with another employee. Officers were called to the store, 1711 Sherman Ave., just after midnight by two other employees, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. The... Read more »

Woman charged with driving under the influence after traffic collision

Ryan Wangman, Assistant City Editor

January 16, 2017

Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories, Local

A 39-year-old Skokie resident was taken to the hospital Saturday after her car flipped in a traffic collision. The woman was driving west on Central Street at about 5:05 p.m. when she made a left-hand turn onto Crawford Street.... Read more »

Police Blotter: Nichols Middle School employee charged with battery

Nora Shelly, City Editor

January 11, 2017

Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories, Local

A Nichols Middle School employee was arrested Monday on misdemeanor battery charges related to an incident in late December at the school. On Dec. 23, a 13-year-old student was playing basketball when he accidentally fell on... Read more »

Police Blotter: Police investigate string of car part robberies

David Fishman, Assistant City Editor

January 10, 2017

Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

Police are investigating a string of car part robberies that occurred in Evanston over the past week. In three separate incidents, the catalytic converter — a part of the exhaust pipe that is responsible for filtering out... Read more »

Teenage girl flees attempted abduction in south Evanston

David Fishman, Assistant City Editor

January 6, 2017

Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories, Local

Evanston police are investigating an attempted abduction of a teenage girl that occurred Thursday night in south Evanston. At about 9:45 p.m., police said a 16-year-old female Chicago resident was walking home in the 1500 block... Read more »

Police Blotter: Man falls asleep in car with handgun, cocaine inside vehicle

Nora Shelly, City Editor

January 5, 2017

Filed under City, Crime

A 25-year-old Calumet City man was arrested Tuesday morning after falling asleep at the wheel in downtown Evanston, police said. Officers were called to the 1800 block of Chicago Avenue at about 6:30 a.m. after receiving reports... Read more »

Evanston man caught after stealing thousands from Skokie bank

Marissa Page, Managing Editor

December 15, 2016

Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

An Evanston man was charged Wednesday with bank robbery after making off with nearly $10,000 from a Skokie bank, police said. Skokie police responded to an armed robbery on Tuesday just before 6 p.m. at First Bank and Trust,... Read more »

Woman charged with child endangerment after car accident

Nora Shelly, City Editor

December 8, 2016

Filed under City, Crime, Local

An Evanston woman was charged with misdemeanor child endangerment on last month following a car accident. The woman was driving with her 6-year-old daughter when she allegedly rear-ended another car at the intersection of... Read more »

Evanston Public Library books related to Quran defaced

Nora Shelly, City Editor

November 22, 2016

Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

Seven Evanston Public Library books about Islam and the Quran were found defaced with "racist language and imagery" as well as graffiti, library officials said in a statement Tuesday. EPL officials said the books were being... Read more »

Police Blotter: Man arrested after 31 grams of marijuana found in car

Erica Snow, Assistant City Editor

November 22, 2016

Filed under City, Crime, Local

Police arrested a Chicago man Sunday after officers found 31 grams of marijuana in his car, police said. At about 11:55 p.m., police stopped a driver after he made a right turn without using his turn signal, Evanston police... Read more »

20-year-old Evanston resident injured in car crash

Nora Shelly, City Editor

November 20, 2016

Filed under City, Crime, Local

A 20-year-old Evanston resident was injured Sunday afternoon in a car crash. The teenager was leaning into a car through the driver’s side window on the corner of Pitner Avenue and Nathaniel Place at about 2:40 p.m. when... Read more »