Evanston police received two reports yesterday of cell phones being stolen from lockers at the McGaw YMCA. These among the stories in today’s daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.


600 Ridge

Bicycles were stolen from the unlocked garage of a home in the 600 block of Ridge Avenue between 7 p.m. Monday and 8:30 a.m. yesterday.

Criminal Damage

1100 Pitner

Tires were slashed on a vehicle in the 1100 block of Pitner Avenue between 3 p.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. Friday.

1128 Chicago

John N. Brodde, 54, of 711 Seward Ave., was arrested at 1128 Chicago Ave. at 9:05 p.m. Monday and charged with criminal damage. He is due in court on Nov. 15 at 10:30 a.m.


1427 Chicago

Zachary S. Spear, 25, of 7707 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago, was arrested at 1427 Chicago Ave. at 12:44 a.m. yesterday and charged with a drug violation. He is due in court on Nov. 3 at 9 a.m.


2485 Howard

Adam L. Aprim, 19, of 6418 N. Richmond St., Chicago, was arrested at 2485 Howard St. at 7:45 p.m. yesterday and charged with retail theft. He is due in court on Nov. 10 at 9 a.m.

2209 Howard

Jahmeelay G. Jean-Leger, 21, of 626 University Place, was arrested at 2209 Howard St. at 5:40 p.m. Monday and charged with retail theft. He is due in court on Nov. 2 at  9 a.m.

2200 Howard

Someone stole merchandise from a store in the 2200 block of Howard Street at 12:17 p.m. yesterday.

1600 Chicago

Bicycles were taken from an apartment/condo common area in the 1600 block of Chicago Avenue between 4 p.m. Monday and 8 a.m. yesterday.

1000 Grove

Two cell phones were stolen from unlocked lockers at the McGaw YMCA yesterday—one at 4:15 p.m. and the other between 7:10 p.m. and 8:45 p.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. 

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. Time For Another ‘Photo’ Session

    The majority of law-abiding adult members of the McGaw Y have been subjected to repeated required ID checks and photo verifications during the past several months. I know of one, a senior citizen, who came with a family member to watch their grandchild's swim lesson and, lacking an ID, was refused entry. So, yeah, one could get the idea that the Y is hassling its longtime paying members under the guise that doing so will make its premises safer. All the same, I also question the street smarts and general intelligence of someone who would store their cellphone in a McGaw Y locker. 

    1. Seems to be a lot of theft at the YMCA

      Seems to be a lot of theft at the YMCA showing up in the police blotter 

    2. I’m a long time paying member
      I’m sorry you feel that you or people you know deserve special treatment than the rest of us.

      With that said, a lot of people don’t use locks on the lockers at the YMCA. The victims get no sympathy from me especially when you can borrow locks directly from the Y.

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