The Daily Northwestern

Blotter: Oct. 18

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter

October 17, 2012

Filed under City, Crime, Local

Evanston man charged with disorderly conduct Evanston resident Randall Mercer was arrested in connection with an incident last Thursday in which a man approached a 10-year-old girl on her way to Martin Luther King Jr. Laborat...

Blotter: Oct. 17

Ina Yang, Reporter

October 16, 2012

Filed under City, Crime, Local

iPad stolen from Sam's Club Sam's Club, 2450 Main St., reported that an Apple iPad was stolen by an unknown woman on Thursday. The members-only retail store reported to the police that an unknown woman entered the store and...

Blotter: Oct. 16

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter

October 15, 2012

Filed under City, Crime, Local

Chicago woman arrested in connection with forgery Chicago resident Lillian Taylor turned herself into the Evanston Police Department for forgery Wednesday, EPD Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. In May, EPD issued a warrant for Tay...

Blotter: Oct. 15

Ina Yang, Reporter

October 14, 2012

Filed under City, Crime, Local

Mountain bike valued at $5,000 stolen A black, 21-inch Schwinn mountain bike with stripes was stolen from a 31-year-old Evanston resident. The bike, valued at an estimated $5,000, was locked to a bike storage rack on the 600 blo...

Blotter: Oct. 12

Ina Yang, Reporter

October 11, 2012

Filed under City, Crime, Local

Attempted liquor theft  A man attempted to steal hard liquor from the Jewel-Osco grocery store, 2485 Howard St., Monday evening. The man tried to take two bottles of vodka at 5 p.m. when he was caught by loss prevention offi...

Blotter: Oct. 11

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter

October 10, 2012

Filed under City, Crime, Local

Church stripped of gutters An unknown offender stole three copper gutters from a Catholic church in the 1100 block of Washington Street, Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. The theft occurred sometime between 3 p.m. F...

Convenience store restricts number of young customers allowed inside

Amanda Gilbert, Reporter

October 9, 2012

Filed under Business, City, Crime, Local

A sign posted outside a south Evanston convenience store limiting the number of children allowed inside has some questioning the restriction's legality. Sam Syed, owner of the Open Pantry Food Mart, 821 Dempster St., said nine y...

Blotter: Oct. 10

Ina Yang, Reporter

October 9, 2012

Filed under City, Crime, Local

Evanston juvenile attacked A 16-year-old Evanston boy was attacked by four teenagers in the 1800 block of Dodge Avenue on Saturday. The teenagers, all either 15 or 16 years old, approached the teen and his friend and demand...

Blotter: Oct. 8

Ina Yang, Reporter

October 7, 2012

Filed under City, Crime, Local

Chicago resident threatened with gun A 26-year-old Chicago resident was threatened with a gun on the south side of Evanston on Thursday night. Around 10:20 p.m., the Chicago resident was at an auto service station in the 1...

Evanston working to develop gun buyback program

Rachel Janik, Reporter

October 5, 2012

Filed under City, Crime, Dajae Coleman, Local

The city is partnering with the Evanston Community Foundation and other local groups to implement a gun buyback program to reduce the number of operable weapons and ammunition available on the streets. Carolyn Murray, co-chair...

Blotter: Oct. 5

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter

October 4, 2012

Filed under City, Crime, Local

Gas stolen from tank of parked car An unknown offender siphoned gas from a car parked on the 400 block of Florence Avenue sometime between 1 p.m. Tuesday and 2 p.m. Wednesday, Evanston Police Department spokesman Cmdr. Jay Parrot...