Takes a free ride and a cell phone

EVANSTON CRIME

An offender took a cell phone from a victim who gave him a ride Monday in the 1600 block of Dodge Avenue. Also a burglar made off with tools from a garage in the 1400 block of Pitner Avenue. These and other stories in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Assault

1920 Lake

Gino R. Garcia, 53, of 1920 Lake St., was arrested at home at 5:03 p.m. Sunday and charged with simple assault. He is due in court on Feb. 27 at 9:30 a.m.

Burglary

700 Howard

Costume jewelry, a television set, and hair extensions were stolen from a beauty shop in the 700 block of Howard Street between 2:30 a.m. and 7:02 a.m. Sunday. Suspect is a black male.

1400 Pitner

Someone used a tool to force the garage door open at a home in the 1400 block of Pitner Avenue between 9:30 p.m. Saturday and 8:30 a.m. Sunday and stole a number of tools.

Criminal damage to vehicle

1800 Hovland

A window was shattered on a 2002 Ford parked on the street in the 1800 block of Hovland Court between 3:30 p.m. and 11:09 p.m. Monday.

Drugs

2509 Ashland

Eshrak Fazal Elahi, 22, of Northville, Mich., was arrested at 2509 Ashland Ave. at 2:08 a.m. Sunday and charged with possession of cannabis. He is due in court on March 28 at 9 a.m.

Theft

1600 Dodge

An offender stole a cell phone from a victim who gave him a ride in the 1600 block of Dodge Avenue at 12:28 p.m. Monday. Suspect is a 5-foot-7-inch-tall black male weighing 155 pounds.

1640 Chicago

Odell Starling, 57, of 1458 Chicago Ave., was arrested at 1640 Chicago Ave. at 10:05 a.m. Sunday and charged with retail theft of items from a grocery store. He is due in court on Feb. 25 at 9 a.m.

1700 Main

Shoes and a suitcase, left unattended in a public building in the 1700 block of Main Street, were stolen at 3:08 p.m. Monday. Suspect is a 6-foot-tall black male weighing 185 pounds.

Traffic

621 Howard

Jesus Murguia, 38, of 7108 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago, was arrested at 621 Howard St. at 9:16 a.m. Saturday and charged with a traffic violation. Court date is set for April 3 at 10:30 a.m.

2024 McCormick

Alonso Escamilla-Solis, 24, of 6057 N. California Ave., Chicago, was arrested at 2024 McCormick Blvd. at 1:55 a.m. Tuesday and charged with a traffic violation. Court date is set for March 27 at 9 a.m.