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Two automobiles were victims of catalytic converter thieves. These among the stories in today’s daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Burglary

600 Judson

An unlocked door provided access for burglars to a 1993 Nissan parked on the street in the 600 block of Judson Avenue between 7 p.m. Tuesday and 5:30 a.m. yesterday.

2100 Green Bay

A toy was reported missing after burglars entered an unlocked 2005 Buick in a business parking lot in the 2100 block of Green Bay Road between 9:21 a.m. and 9:26 a.m. on Dec. 21.

Other

1808 Chicago

Marcus I. James, 25, of 445 Paxton, Calumet City, was arrested at 1808 Chicago Ave. at 8:10 a.m. Tuesday and charged with unlawful use of a weapon. He is due in court on Jan. 18 at 10:30 a.m.

Shots Heard

1100 Sherman

Gunshots were reported in the 1100 block of Sherman Avenue shortly after midnight today. Police checked the area but found nothing.

1900 Jackson

Gunshots were reported in the 1900 block of Jackson Avenue at 4:41 p.m. yesterday. Police checked the area but found nothing.

Theft

1100 Ashland

A catalytic converter was stolen off a 2000 Chevrolet in the 1100 block of Ashland Avenue around 2 p.m. yesterday.

1100 Darrow

A catalytic converter was stolen off a 2004 Buick in the 1100 block of Darrow Avenue between 8 p.m. Monday and 6:25 p.m. yesterday.

1100 Chicago

Merchandise was reported stolen at a supermarket in the 1100 block of Chicago Avenue at 5:48 p.m. yesterday.

1600 Benson

A bicycle was reported stolen at the CTA station in the 1600 block of Benson Avenue around 8 p.m. yesterday.

Traffic

1028 Chicago

William M. Dobbs, 25, of 410 Ridge Ave., was arrested at 1028 Chicago Ave. at 6:44 p.m. Tuesday and charged with driving under the influence. He is due in court on Feb. 27 at 1:30 p.m.

1729 Dodge

Cheryl Y. Jackson, 62, of 6867 S. Crandon Ave., Chicago, was arrested at 1729 Dodge Ave. at 11:33 a.m. yesterday and charged with a traffic violation. She is due in court on Feb. 14 at 10:30 a.m.

Oakton at Ridge

Jorge D. Ortiz, 35, of 7463 Ridge Ave., Chicago, was arrested at Oakton Street and Ridge Avenue at 9:15 p.m. yesterday and charged with a traffic violation. He is due in court on March 1 at 10:30 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.  

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. Catalytic converters stolen
    These thefts are an epidemic and police need to catch this gang. Took mine last month and cost $1500 and a big headache to get fixed. There have been reports of this across Chicago and suburbs for years.

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