The Daily Northwestern

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 1500 block of Ridge Avenue, Guenther said. But by 7 a.m., five washing machines ...

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 Northwestern. When the students stepped out of their stalls, two girls were wait...

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 Chief Dan McAleer said. He had secured his bike to the rack with a cable l...

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 vehicle parked at the 1800 block of Darrow Avenue, Guenther said. The suspe...

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 began pounding on the window with her fists while the owner was inside the car, ...

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 not give any more details on the incident because police are still investiga...

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 said. No other items seem to be missing at this point. Police are investigatin...

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 Northwestern student had locked his Schwinn bike on the bike racks outside t...

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 Cmdr. Tom Guenther said. He put the jar under his coat and walked out of the...

Blotter 11/3: Man steals drinks, wrestles with officer at Evanston Jewel-Osco

Kris Anne Bonifacio

November 1, 2010


Filed under Crime

A man was arrested in connection with an attempt to steal beverages from Jewel-Osco on Saturday night, police said. A loss prevention officer saw Mohmmad Mazhar take seven Monster energy drinks, Sprite, Coca-Cola and Red Bull from the refrigerators at Jewel-Osco, 2485 Howard St., and attempt to leave ...

Northwestern students follow election results at political science watch party

Tom Meyer

November 1, 2010


Filed under Campus (Archived), Politics

About 50 Northwestern students watched election projections from races around the nation pour in at award-winning political science professor Kenneth Janda's midterm election watch party Tuesday night. The event, which Janda said has been held every two years since 1988, was held at the McCormick Tribune C...

Update: Kirk expands lead over Giannoulias

Sarah Freishtat and Rebecca Cohen

October 31, 2010


Filed under Politics

10:15 p.m. A hush fell over the room of the Fairmont Hotel in Chicago as supporters of Alexi Giannoulias watched the U.S. Senate election results appear on television. At 10:03 p.m. with 86 percent of precincts reporting, the Associated Press reported Giannoulias with 46.5 percent of the votes and Mar...