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Evanston police cleared in excessive force lawsuit

Rebecca Gausnell

February 27, 2011

Filed under Crime

A federal jury rejected a man's lawsuit against the City of Evanston, claiming his civil rights were violated in 2008, Evanston Police Department Chief of Police Richard Eddington said in a news release. The suit, filed in July 2...

Blotter 2/4: Candy worth $150 stolen from gas station

Alexandra Kane Rudansky

February 1, 2011

Filed under Crime

Group of men steal $150 worth of candy from gas station A group of men stole eight boxes of candy worth $150 from a Mobil gas station, 140 Chicago Ave., Tuesday evening, police said. A gas station employee said five to seven unkno...

In Focus: University, police unfazed by large homicide increase in 2010

Sarah Freishtat

January 18, 2011

Filed under Crime, In Focus

A few days before Christmas, Evanston resident David Branch went to a friend's house on Seward Street to hang out and have a few drinks. A fight broke out, and the host, Michael Anderson, allegedly pulled out a knife and stabbed hi...

NU Police advising students to be on the watch after three crime alerts

Grace Johnson

January 15, 2011

Filed under Crime

University Police are reevaluating patrol patterns and warning students to be on the watch after issuing three crime alerts during the first two weeks of Winter Quarter. The third crime alert occurred over the weekend after a f...

Man and woman fail to steal 1,000 yards of fabric from store

S.K. Dachowitz

November 21, 2010

Filed under Crime

Two people tried to take fabric from an Evanston fabric store Friday afternoon, police said. The pair, a 6-foot-4-inch man wearing glasses and a 4-foot-8-inch woman with black and blond braids, attempted to carry two bolts of ...

Two TVs missing from apartment with unlocked front door

S.K. Dachowitz

November 21, 2010

Filed under Crime

Someone took two television sets from an Evanston apartment Friday morning, police said. The resident told police someone had entered and ransacked her apartment between around 1:19 and 11:50 a.m., removing a Philips televisi...

Finance group gives Evanston Distinguished Budget Award

Alex Kane Rudansky

November 21, 2010

Filed under Campus (Archived), Crime

Despite Evanston's $3 million budget deficit, an international finance group has awarded the city with the Distinguished Budget Award for meeting numerous criteria in forming the budget. "Winning the award doesn't mean the city ...

Quarters stolen from Ridge building’s washing machines

S.K. Dachowitz

November 21, 2010

Filed under Crime

Someone took quarters from the washing machines in a residential Evanston building Thursday night, police said. Although the machines' coin boxes had been pried open, there were no signs of forced entry to the building on the 15...

In Focus: Northwestern students feel safe despite high crime ranking

Rebecca Cohen

November 16, 2010

Filed under Crime, In Focus

For Valentine's Day 2008, Missy Strelec got a face full of pepper spray and a trip to the police station. Strelec, then a SESP sophomore, had stopped to use the Evanston Burger King's bathroom with a friend who also attended ...

Blotter 11/12: Bicycle stolen from Willard racks

Yoonj Kim

November 9, 2010

Filed under Crime

A bicycle was stolen from the bike racks at Willard Residential College, 1865 Sherman Ave., between Sunday and Monday, police said. A Northwestern student reported the theft to the police on Thursday, University Police Deputy Ch...

Blotter 11/10: Bike stolen outside Kresge

Kris Anne Bonifacio

November 7, 2010

Filed under Crime

Someone stole a student's bike outside Kresge Hall on Sunday, police said. University Police responded to a theft call about a stolen bike outside Kresge Hall, 1880 Campus Drive, at 9:30 p.m., Deputy Chief Dan McAleer said. A N...

Blotter 11/10: GPS receiver stolen from a cab

Kris Anne Bonifacio

November 7, 2010

Filed under Campus (Archived), Crime

Someone stole a GPS and power chargers from a cab Monday, police said. The cab driver called the police after he found that someone had broken out the two windows on the passenger side of his purple 2004 Ford Crown Victoria ...