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Police Blotter: Police investigate two auto theft cases

Sam Krevlin, Reporter

October 18

Filed under City, Crime, Local

Evanston police officers are investigating an auto theft incident at The Autobarn of Evanston, 1033 Chicago Ave., on Thursday. At 4:18 p.m. officers were dispatched to The Autobarn after an employee reported the theft. A...

Massage therapist arrested in connection with sexual assault

Sam Krevlin, Reporter

October 17

Filed under Business, City, Crime, Local

Evanston police arrested a man Saturday in connection with a criminal sexual assault incident at a spa earlier in the week. A 20-year-old woman was getting a massage from massage therapist Kai Wang at Art of Health at 1638...

Police Blotter: Middle school sign defaced

Nora Shelly, City Editor

October 16

Filed under City, Crime

Police officers are investigating the defacement of a sign at Nichols Middle School, 800 Greenleaf St. Illegible green spray paint markings were discovered Thursday at about 12:30 p.m. on a sign near the school’s playground,...

Police Blotter: Man arrested in connection with possessing heroin on CTA train, bringing more to jail cell

Erica Snow, Assistant City Editor

October 13

Filed under City, Crime

A man was arrested Tuesday after an Evanston police officer observed him sleeping on the floor of an “L” car with a rolled up $20 bill and a “clear white capsule” containing a white powder on his chest, police said. At...

Police blotter: Clothes, food and cosmetics stolen from CVS Pharmacy

Ben Winck, Assistant City Editor

October 12

Filed under City, Crime

Police investigated a case of retail theft at CVS Pharmacy in south Evanston on Tuesday. Officers were dispatched at approximately 12:30 p.m. after a security guard at the store saw a woman place food, clothes and cosmetics...

Police Blotter: Man charged with assault after lunging at police

Erica Snow, Assistant City Editor

October 12

Filed under City, Crime

Evanston police charged a man Monday evening with assault after he allegedly lunged at officers. Police received tips of people selling drugs in the rear lot of an apartment building in the 2000 block of Wesley Avenue at about...

Cook County Circuit Court will allow juvenile hearings on weekends

Sam Krevlin, Reporter

October 11

Filed under City, Crime

Juveniles arrested over the weekend in Cook County will no longer have to wait until Monday for a hearing, after the Circuit Court of Cook County ordered last week that juvenile hearings be conducted on weekends. Currently,...

Police Blotter: Shots fired reported Sunday morning

Ben Winck, Assistant City Editor

October 10

Filed under City, Crime, Local

Police investigated reported gunshots in south Evanston on Sunday morning. Officers arrived on the scene at about 7:30 a.m. after a resident in the area reported gunshot-like sounds at the intersection of Barton Avenue and...

Police Blotter: Homeless man charged with criminal trespassing to land

Erica Snow, Assistant City Editor

October 9

Filed under City, Crime

An Evanston resident alerted police last Thursday of a man trespassing on their property and removing trash from trash cans, police said. EPD officers were alerted at about 8 a.m. of the incident in west Evanston. Upon arriving...

Northwestern students report robbery, harassment near CTA stations

Yvonne Kim, Assistant Campus Editor

October 7

Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

Two Northwestern students reported separate incidents of robbery and harassment near the CTA Purple Line early Friday morning, said an email from University Police sent to students on Friday. The email said one male student...

Police Blotter: Evanston man reports stolen bike

Ben Winck, Assistant City Editor

October 6

Filed under City, Crime

Evanston police are investigating a bicycle burglary that occurred between Tuesday at 10 p.m. and Wednesday at 10 a.m. in south Evanston. The victim, a 64-year-old man, told police the suspect entered late at night through...