Two men were arrested for clenching their fists and making threatening remarks to a police officer responding to a disturbance in the 1900 block of Jackson Avenue Monday evening. Also, someone stole a camera from a baby stroller at the Jewel on Chicago Avenue. These among the stories in today’s daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio...

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  1. How can there be an Auto Repair shop on the 2000 block of Brown?
    The 2000 block of Brown is in an R3 zoning district which would mean that an auto shop there is being operated illegally.

    The city has done a poor job of enforcing its zoning codes in the past. Let’s hope they will shut this place down

    1. Not a business
      Good observation.

      Cmdr. Jay Parrott says the crime bulletin misclassified the incident and that the garage was a private garage, not a commercial auto repair shop.

      There have been complaints in the past of persons operating auto repair businesses out of their garages, but this apparently was not one of them.

  2. Menacing by a dirty look?
    So, we have our fully militarized police force, carrying their pistols in open holsters, and they feel threatened by clenching of a fist? not even waving fist in front of a face? Is this for real?

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