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Apartment areas lure thieves

Thieves have been successful at finding packages and bicycles in Evanston apartment common areas. These among the stories in today’s daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Theft

1500 Ridge

A laptop computer that had been delivered to an apartment common area in the 1500 block of Ridge Avenue was stolen around noon on April 16.

1700 Chicago

A secured bicycle was stolen from an apartment common area in the 1700 block of Chicago Avenue around 2:30 p.m. yesterday.

100 Ridge

An unsecured bicycle was taken from an apartment common area in the 100 block of Ridge Avenue within the last couple of weeks.

1700 Church

Miscellaneous merchandise left unattended on the sidewalk in the 1700 block of Church Street was taken around 10:30 a.m. yesterday.

1800 Maple

A customer rented a 2017 Ford from Enterprise Rental Car at 1810 Maple Ave. and never returned it. The company reported the vehicle stolen at 9:28 a.m. yesterday.

1454 Elmwood

Orman P. Hewitt, 18, of 1811 Hovland Court, was arrested at Evanston  police headquarters at 7:12 p.m. Sunday and charged with possession of stolen property. He is due in court on June 12 at 1:30 p.m.

Drugs

1016 Church

Sheldon C. Graham, 22, of 1651 W. Jonquil Terrace, Chicago,was arrested at 1016 Church St. at 3 p.m. yesterday and was charged with possession of cannabis.

Other

309 Sherman

Jorge C.  Vega, 26, of 309 Sherman Ave., was arrested at that address at 6:49 a.m. yesterday and charged with obstructing a police officer. He is due in court on June 5 at 9 a.m.

1567 Dodge

Jeffrey J. Williams, 55, of 1567 Dodge Ave., was arrested at that address at 10:25 a.m. yesterday and charged with violation of an order of protection.

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. 

Related Document:

Crime Bulletin 05May20)

Charles Bartling

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 stations and business-oriented magazines.

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