The Daily Northwestern

Blotter 6/29: Party host busted for fake ID

Rebecca Cohen

June 28, 2011

Filed under City, Crime

Party host busted for fake ID Evanston police charged Jason Dong, 19, with possession of a fake driver's license Sunday morning, police said. Police received complaints about a noisy party at an apartment in the 1900 block of...

Blotter 6/23: Central Street Sam’s Club employee charged with stealing more than $300 worth of items

Rebecca Cohen

June 21, 2011

Filed under City, Crime

Central Street Sam's Club employee charged with stealing more than $300 worth of items from store Evanston police charged Sam's Club employee Christopher Mihun on Tuesday with stealing $324.04 worth of items from the store wh...

Suspect charged for bomb found at EPD’s Howard Street outpost

Safiya Merchant

June 21, 2011

Filed under City, Crime

A Chicago resident suspected of placing an explosive device at the Evanston's Police Department's Howard Street Outpost, 633 Howard St., was formally charged with the crime Monday. Nineteen-year-old Sergio Chaves appeared before th...

Updated: Man arrested in connection with cab driver shooting in Evanston

Kris Anne Bonifacio and Maria Baradzina

May 21, 2011

Filed under City, Crime

A man has been arrested in connection with the cab driver homicide in south Evanston on May 15, police announced during a news conference Monday. Police arrested Darien Lawrence Marquez-Connerly, a 19-year-old resident of 2005 W...

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...

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...

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 ...