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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: Staff member receives multiple disturbing e-mails, phone calls

Kris Anne Bonifacio

November 7, 2010

Filed under Crime

Police are investigating a case involving disturbing phone calls and e-mails sent to a NU staff member, police said. The phone calls and e-mails are not threatening in nature but are very strange, McAleer said. He said he could ...

Blotter 11/10: TV stolen from house on Emerson

Kris Anne Bonifacio

November 7, 2010

Filed under Crime

Someone stole a television from a house on Monday, police said. The suspect broke into a house on the 1800 block of Emerson Street through the back door on Monday morning and stole a 32-inch Sony Bravia television, Guenther ...

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 ...

Blotter 11/10: Woman arrested after throwing a rock at car mirror

Kris Anne Bonifacio

November 7, 2010

Filed under Crime

Police arrested a woman who attacked another woman's car Sunday, police said. Nancy Wharton approached the car at the 2000 block of Darrow Avenue on Sunday around 11:50 p.m., Evanston Police Cmdr. Tom Guenther said. Wharton b...

Blotter 11/3: Thief steals Starbucks tip jar

Kris Anne Bonifacio

November 1, 2010

Filed under Crime

A man stole the tip jar from a Starbucks on Monday morning, police said. A barista was making a drink for a customer at Starbucks, 2438 Main St., when another man came up to the counter and took the tip jar, Evanston Police ...