A victim allowed an offender to borrow her cell phone, and then he ran off with it, near Lake Street and Dodge Avenue, Thursday morning. Also, an offender with a gun demanded money from the safe of a business establishment in the 300 block of Howard Street. These and other 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. Evanston crime report
    The moral if the story is DO NOT hang out ANYWHERE on Dodge or ANYWHERE on Howard EVER!!! so sad!

    1. I live on Dodge and Howard,

      I live on Dodge and Howard, my neighbors and my family "hang out" on both Dodge and Howard all the time, patronizing local businesses, using wonderful James Park, utilizing public transportation, walking our dogs.  The moral is not to run and hide, but to engage in your neighborhood wherever you live-that is how we help chip away at crime. Besides, not sure where you are going to be able to live- crime can happen anywhere. Is your comment even real? 

      1. Hi, I’m glad to hear that you

        Hi, I'm glad to hear that you guys are trying to chip away. That is encouraging Be careful! True story, crime every where. You have to know what I'm talking about, right? Very scary, even to drive through. It makes me so sad. I do try and keep hope and a positive attitude about possible change. I try and will continue to do so…. Of course comment is real (too important to joke about!) as unfortunate as it is. Pretending like its not happening or not that bad surely won't help, you know. I already tried that for about 5.5 years. Its bad!!! Wish it weren't but today it is. ;/

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