As spring weather improves, bicycle owners would be wise to be on their guard, as four stolen bikes were recently reported to Evanston police and are included in Thursday’s crime bulletin.

700 Main
A burglar gained entry by unknown means to an apartment garage in the 700 block of Main Street between 2 p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. Monday and took a bicycle.

1300 Greenleaf
A burglar gained entry by unknown means to a garage in the 1300 block of Greenleaf Street between 2:30 p.m. and 4:15 p.m. on Monday and stole a bicycle.

2500 Ewing
Someone forced their way into a bike shop in the 2500 block of Ewing Avenue between 7 p.m. Tuesday and 6 a.m. Wednesday and stole some bicycles.

900 Hamlin
A bicycle was taken from the yard of a residence in the 900 block of Hamlin Street shortly after 11 a.m. on April 6.

300 Custer
Someone slashed the tires of a Ford vehicle in the 300 block of Custer Avenue between 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.

319 Dempster
Brian A. Young, 35, of 319 Dempster St., was arrested at that address at 4:14 p.m. Wednesday and charged  with criminal damage to property.

901 Maple
Deon Lee, 29, of 6715 California Ave., Chicago, was arrested at 901 Maple Ave. at 1:48 p.m. Saturday and charged with criminal trespass to a vehicle.

2200 Oakton
A purse was taken from a grocery cart at a store in the 2200 block of Oakton Street between 8:15 a.m. and 9:14 a.m. Wednesday.

2400 Howard
Alcoholic products were stolen from the Jewel-Osco grocery store in the 2400 block of Howard Street around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday.

600 Chicago
Miscellaneous merchandise was taken from the Walgreens Pharmacy in the 600 block of Chicago Avenue at 5:08 p.m. Tuesday.

1600 Sherman
Alcoholic products were stolen from the Target department store in the 1600 block of Sherman Avenue around 9:45 p.m. Monday.

1200 Chicago
Food items were reported stolen from the Jimmy Johns Sandwich Shop in the 1200 block of Chicago Avenue at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday.

101 Asbury
Ahmad A. Amanfo, 66, of 9119 S. Cottage Grove Ave., Chicago, was arrested at 101 Asbury Ave. at 11 p.m. Wednesday and charged with driving under the influence.

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

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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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