Burglars had a field day in Evanston, thanks to seven mostly unlocked cars. Three were on Forest Avenue and three on Ashland Avenue. These were among the stories in today’s Daily Crime Bulletin from Evanston police.


500 Forest

An unlocked 2009 Hyundai was burglarized in the 500 block of Forest Avenue between 7 p.m. Monday and 7:13 a.m. yesterday. Cash was reported taken.

600 Forest

Burglars took sunglasses from an unlocked 2016 Nissan in the 600 block of Forest Avenue between 4:30 a.m. and 5 a.m. yesterday.

700 Forest

Cash was stolen from a 2003 Honda in the 700 block of Forest Avenue between 8 p.m. Monday and 11:56 p.m. yesterday.

1000 Ashland

A 2002 Jeep, a 2000 Toyota, and a 2014 Honda were accessed by burglars between 8:30 p.m. Monday and 7:45 a.m. yesterday in the 1000 block of Ashland Avenue.

1500 Crain

A microphone and a label maker were taken from an unlocked 2014 Hyundai in the 1500 block of Crain Street between 8 a.m. and 6:52 p.m. yesterday.

1300 Darrow

A bicycle was taken from the unlocked garage of a home in the 1300 block of Darrow Avenue between 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. yesterday.


1300 Sherman

Graffiti was discovered on the street in the 1300 block of Sherman Avenue at 11:45 a.m. yesterday.

Shots Heard

Dodge at Seward

Gunshots were reported near Dodge Avenue and Seward Street at 11:06 p.m. yesterday. Police checked the area but found nothing.


1000 Church

A bag that was stolen in the 1000 block of Church Street around 5 p.m. yesterday was recovered in the alley.

1900 Ridge

A bicycle was stolen from an apartment storage area in the 1900 block of Ridge Avenue  around midnight yesterday.


302 Davis

Paul A. Gainer, 25, of 1533 Diplomat Lane, Ford Heights, was arrested at 302 Davis St. at 10:24 a.m. yesterday and charged with a traffic violation. He is due in court on Oct. 31 at 9 a.m.

100 Chicago

Rodrigo Martinez, 37, of 2728 S. Christiana Ave., Chicago, was arrested at 100 Chicago Ave. at 6:40 p.m. yesterday and charged with a traffic violation. He is due in court on Oct. 6 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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