A burglar entered an unlocked 2006 Mercedes-Benz in the driveway of a home in the 700 block of Roslyn Place, but the only item found missing was the car’s manual. This among the stories in today’s daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.


2100 Dempster

Cash, GPS equipment, car tools, and prescription sunglasses were taken from an unlocked 2009 Toyota in a business parking lot in the 2100 block of Dempster Street between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Saturday.

1800 Colfax

A laptop computer, cash, a wallet, drivers license, and credit cards were taken from an unlocked vehicle at a home in the 1800 block of Colfax Street between 10 p.m. Sunday and 6 a.m. yesterday.

700 Roslyn

A Mercedes car manual was taken from an unlocked 2006 Mercedes-Benz in the driveway of a home in the 700 block of Roslyn Place between 8 p.m. Sunday and 6:40 a.m. yesterday.


Orrington at Davis

Graffiti defaced the street at Orrington Avenue and Davis Street between midnight and 8:30 a.m. yesterday.


1454 Elmwood

Cornell Hunter Hentz, 39, of 2004 Foster St., was arrested at Evanston police headquarters at 12:20 p.m. Sunday and charged with violation of an order of protection. He is due in court on Aug. 24 at 9:30 a.m.

Shots Heard

1300 Ashland

Gunshots were reported in the 1300 block of Ashland Avenue at about 4:45 p.m. yesterday. Police checked the area but found nothing.


1400 Hartrey

A mountain bike was stolen from the yard of a home in the 1400 block of Hartrey Avenue between 8 p.m. Saturday and 6:30 a.m. yesterday.

100 Ridge

A Roadmaster bicycle was stolen from an apartment/condo common area in the 100 block of Ridge Avenue between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. yesterday.

2341 Howard

Robert J. Merschantz, 34, of 936 E. 93d St., Chicago, was arrested at 2341 W. Howard St. at 11:41 a.m. Saturday and charged with retail theft. He is due in court on Aug. 15 at 10:30 a.m.

1120 Dobson

Chester G. Rankin, 53, of 6950 S. Vincennes, Chicago, was arrested at 1120 Dobson St. at 3:49 p.m. Sunday and charged with retail theft. He is due in court on Aug. 16 at 10:30 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. 

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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