The rash of car burglaries continues with five incidents reported overnight Tuesday in the 1700 block of Dobson Street and the 1600, 1700, and 1800 blocks of Brummel Street. All the vehicles were unlocked. These among the stories in today’s daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

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. Caution

    This past Wednesday I struggled to take a large, cumbersome box down two flights of stairs and into the vestibule of my building for a FedEx pickup. Within 90 minutes the heavy box was gone; stolen by an unknown thief. The box contained toys for my very young grandchildren out of state. Aside from the fact that my shipment was so quickly stolen in broad daylight on a pristine residential street, the reality that thieves like this are thriving on stealing from others in SE Evanston is disheartening. I caution others that these parasites are definitely out there no matter what neighborhood you live in. Be vigilant.

    1. thefts, etc.

      What is the matter with people????   Leaving unattended packages, leaving cars unlocked, leaving keys and cell phones on store counters, leaving open purses in shopping carts, leaving garages open, taking rings off when washing hands in public restrooms, etc., etc……NO sympathy here, for sure!   These are common sense things that people learn (or are supposed to) as KIDS!!!!…along with other life lessons…….unbelievable how vacuous people can be!   There would be a lot less police reports if people thought before they did things…..

      1. Car break in


        My car was one of those broken into. The door was prised open,  scratches and dents on the door. A flash light was found on the grass next to my car. The lights were out in our neighborhood because of last week's storm it was very dark on our blocks.

        The police were kind and professional, as always.

        No pity party necessary.  


        Manon Kavesky

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