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Arson suspected in fires on Hamlin, Foster

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Arson is suspected in weekend fires in the 900 block of Hamlin Street and the 1400 block of Foster Street. These among the stories in today’s daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Arson

900 Hamlin

A garbage can and a tree were set on fire in an alley in the 900 block of Hamlin Street around 2 a.m. today.

1400 Foster

A 2005 GMC vehicle was found on fire in an apartment parking space in the 1400 block of Foster Street at about 8 p.m. Saturday.

Assault

716 Reba

Kevin H. Humes, 38, of 1321 Darrow Ave., was arrested at 716 Reba Place at 9:47 p.m. yesterday and charged with assault.

Battery

1112 Sherman

Gordon D. Watt, 58, of 1112 Sherman Ave., was arrested at that address at 11:19 a.m. yesterday and charged with domestic battery.

Burglary

2300 Noyes

Jewelry was taken from an apartment in the 2300 block of Noyes Court between midnight Thursday and noon on Saturday.

800 Ingleside

A bicycle was stolen from the garage of a home in the 800 block of Ingleside Place between 6:30 p.m. Friday and 7:30 a.m. Saturday.

200 Callan

Burglars forced entry to an apartment in the 200 block of Callan Avenue between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Friday and stole a computer gaming system.

Criminal Damage

2200 Cleveland

Someone put sugar in the gas tank of a 2002 BMW in an alley in the 2200 block of Cleveland Street around 5:23 p.m. Friday.

2700 Princeton

Someone egged a 2005 Jeep in the 2700 block of Princeton Avenue between 12:30 a.m. and 7 a.m. Saturday.

200 Custer

A window was shattered in a 2014 Ford in the 200 block of Custer Avenue between 5:45 p.m. Thursday and 7:40 a.m. Friday.

Criminal Trespass

2400 Main

Bobbie A. Clark, 50, of 1802 Lake St., was arrested at 2400 Main St. at 1:30 p.m. Saturday and charged with trespassing on real property. She is due in court on July 24 at 9 a.m.

Drugs

609 South Boulevard

Carlos N. Turner, 22, of 1618 W. Jonquil Terrace, Chicago, was arrested at 609 South Boulevard at 7:50 p.m. yesterday and charged with the manufacture/delivery of cannabis.

Other

2008 Pratt

Steven D. Bradley, 36, of 2008 Pratt Court, was arrested at that address at 1:05 a.m. today and charged with violating the noise ordinance.  He is due in court on Aug. 21 at 9 a.m.

Shots Heard

Clyde at Brummel

Gunshots were reported in the vicinity of Clyde Avenue and Brummel Street around midnight today. Police checked the area but found nothing.

Theft

2200 Howard

A cell phone was removed from a bag at a store in the 2200 block of Howard Street between 7:34 p.m. and 8:49 p.m. yesterday.

1900 Lee

Farm and garden material that was delivered to a home in the 1900 block of Lee Street was stolen between 4 p.m. Wednesday and 7:32 p.m. Saturday.

1500 Oak

Clothes that had been delivered to an apartment common area in the 1500 block of Oak Avenue were stolen between 10:18 a.m. and 5 p.m. on June 26.

Church at Orrington

A bag of items left on the sidewalk at Church Street and Orrington Avenue was stolen around 1 a.m. on July 4.

1700 Orrington

A bicycle was taken from an apartment storage area in the 1700 block of Orrington Avenue between 4 p.m. Friday and 4 p.m. Saturday.

200 Custer

A package containing computer equipment that had been delivered to an apartment common area in the 200 block of Custer Avenue was stolen between 4:41 p.m. Thursday and 12:30 a.m. Friday.  

Traffic

1104 Darrow

Arturo Garcia-Martinez, 31, of 1911 Warren St., was arrested at 1104 Darrow Ave. at 9:47 p.m. Friday and charged with a traffic violation. He is due in court on July 24 at 9 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 stations and business-oriented magazines.

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