Someone set a car on fire on Dodge Avenue, and a pedestrian was approached by a robbery suspect on Church Street. These stories among those in Friday’s daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.
Someone was caught on video setting fire to the engine area of a 2016 GMC Acadia in the 2000 block of Dodge Avenue around 10 p.m. Wednesday. The car’s driver, a 34-year-old woman, was unable to identify the suspect.
A 24-year-old man who was walking along the 1100 block of Church Street, told police that someone approached him from behind around 7:35 p.m. Thursday, and said “give me all your stuff.” The victim refused, and the suspect fled.
Jacob Bland, 34, of 901 Maple Ave., was arrested at that address at 6:04 p.m. Sunday and charged with battery. He is due in court on May 10 at 9 a.m.
The kitchen countertop of a rental unit in the 1800 block of Hartrey Avenue was damaged between 5 p.m. on March 14 and 7 a.m. the following day.
Consumable goods were taken in two incidents at the Jewel-Osco grocery store, in the 2400 block of Howard Street, at about 2 p.m. Wednesday and 1 p.m. on Thursday.
Drugs and narcotics were taken at the Target store in the 2200 block of Howard Street around 6:45 p.m. Tuesday.
Hara L. Scalin, 50, address unknown, was arrested at 635 Chicago Ave. at 9:05 p.m. Wednesday and charged with retail theft.
Lakeya L. Saunders, 37, of 828 Reba Place, was arrested at 718 Ridge Ave. at 2:27 p.m. Wednesday and charged with a traffic violation. A court date has been set for April 19 at 9 a.m.
Rael S. Walker, 24, of 415 Howard St., was arrested at 251 Asbury Ave. at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday and charged with a traffic violation. A court date has been set for May 3 at 10:30 a.m.
Incidents listed are 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.