An artistic bench created by teachers and students was found damaged at Lincolnwood School, in the 2600 block of Colfax Street. This among stories in Friday’s daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

2600 Colfax
A “Buddy Bench,” so-called because it is created by teachers and students for playgrounds where children can sit when they are feeling lonely or sad, giving them an opportunity to be approached by other children to play or talk, was found broken into pieces at Lincolnwood Elementary School, in the 2600 block of Colfax Street. School officials told police they have retrieved the pieces in an attempt to rebuild the bench. The damage occurred between 5 p.m. Friday and 9:15 a.m. Saturday.

700 Mulford
An attempt was made to gain entry to the common area of a residence in the 700 block of Mulford Street around 6:15 a.m. Saturday.

1427 Chicago
Donell P. Baker, 60, of 3838 N. Broadway, Chicago, was arrested at 1427 Chicago 5:37 p.m. Wednesday and charged with criminal trespassing on property.

1100 Howard
Food was taken from a restaurant in the 1100 block of Howard Street at 6:12 p.m. Saturday.

1600 Benson
A black and green Ross Countach bicycle was stolen from the 1600 block of Benson Avenue between 9:15 a.m. and 7:15 p.m. Thursday.

900 Dodge
Merchandise was taken from Walgreens Pharmacy, in the 900 block of Dodge Avenue, around 4:23 p.m. Thursday.

2100 Ashland
A package was removed from a commercial establishment in the 2100 block of Ashland Avenue around noon on Thursday.

600 Clark
Taylor J. Shine, 31, of 245 N. Miami St., Gary, Ind., was arrested in the 600 block of Clark Street at 6:53 p.m. Thursday and charged with a traffic violation.

Incidents listed are among the official reports of the Evanston Police Department. A.n 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.

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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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