An unlocked apartment in the 1600 block of Ridge Avenue was entered by burglars who took three laptop computers and some jewelry. This among the stories in today’s daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.


1600 Ridge

Three laptop computers and jewelry were stolen from an unlocked apartment in the 1600 block of Ridge Avenue between 10 a.m. and noon Friday.

1700 Chicago

Someone stole a suitcase out of an unlocked 2008 Audi in the 1700 block of Chicago Avenue between 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 12 and 8 a.m. the following day.

Criminal Damage

1100 Oak

Someone broke a window at an apartment in the 1100 block of Oak Avenue around 11:22 a.m. yesterday.

100 Custer

A window was broken in a 2015 Volkswagen in the 100 block of Custer Avenue between midnight and 2:30 a.m. Saturday.


1949 Birchwood

Dushaun Spruce, 22, of 1920 W. Fargo Ave., Chicago, was arrested at 1949 W. Birchwood Ave., Chicago, at 11:54 p.m. yesterday and charged with a drug violation. He is due in court on Dec. 16 at 9 a.m.


2000 McCormick

Graffiti was found on a government building in the 2000 block of McCormick Boulevard at 10:51 a.m. Friday.

800 Chicago

Graffiti defaced the alley in the 800 block of Chicago Avenue sometime Friday.

Barton at Mulford

Graffiti defaced the street at Barton Avenue and Mulford Street between midnight and 12:08 p.m. Friday.


South Boulevard at Dewey

Sebastian Casteneda, 22, of 824 Lenox, Waukegan, was arrested at 1715 South Boulevard at Dewey Ave. at 11:53 p.m. Friday and charged with a firearm violation.

Shots Heard

Darrow at Foster

Gunshots were reported at Darrow Avenue and Foster Street at 7:51 p.m. Saturday. Police checked the area but found nothing.


1900 Darrow

An unlocked 2004 Toyota was stolen from the yard of a home in the1900 block of Darrow Avenue around 6:07 p.m. Friday.

2600 Ridge

A laptop computer was stolen from an office at Evanston Hospital around 1:20 p.m. Friday.

100 Callan

A license plate was taken by a known offender from a 2001 Pontiac in the 100 block of Callan Avenue at about 8 p.m. Saturday.

355 Ridge

Andre Bellfield, 42, of 3029 Gilboa Ave., Zion, was arrested at 355 Ridge Ave. at 1:20 p.m. Friday and charged with an intent to deprive the owner of use or benefit of that owner’s property.

1710 Orrington

Nicholas B. Lauletta, 37, of 719 Blackhawk St., Chicago, was arrested at 1710 Orrington Ave. at 11:48 p.m. Friday and charged with theft by deception.


Central Park at Golf

Michael John Livingston, 26, of 124 E. Division St., Chicago, was arrested at Central Park Avenue and Golf Road at 4:25 a.m. yesterday and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. He is due in court on Dec. 20 at 9 a.m.

2315 Dempster

Arion Leon Samuel, 24, of 35 Hempstead Ave., Buffalo, was arrested at 2315 Dempster St. at 12:55 a.m. Friday and charged  with operating a vehicle without insurance.

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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