A spray-painting incident and slashed tires on vehicles and a damaged planter at a restaurant were a cause for aggravation by some Evanstonians as outlined in today’s daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Criminal Damage

1700 Benson

The Bat 17 restaurant in the 1700 block of Benson Avenue sustained damage to a planter around 1:15 p.m. Sunday.

2200 Oakton

Someone spray-painted a 2008 Ford in a business parking lot in the 2200 block of Oakton Street between 8 a.m. Friday and 8:28 a.m. yesterday.

1700 Brown

Three tires were slashed on a 2019 Chevrolet in the 1700 block of Brown Avenue between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. yesterday.


635 Chicago

David W. Nelson, 33, of 3312 W. 111th St., Chicago, was arrested at 635 Chicago Ave. at 5:10 p.m. yesterday and charged with retail theft. He is due in court on Aug.23 at 9 a.m.

Incidents listed appear among the official reports of the Evanston Police Department. An arrest does not constitute a finding of .guilt, which can only be determined by a court of law. Court appearances take place in Cook County 2nd District Circuit Court in Skokie.  

Related Document:

Crime Bulletin (14Jul20)

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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