Motorists who fail to lock their cars at night provided opportunities for burglars on Ashland, Dewey, and Ridge avenues.These among the stories in today’s daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.


300 Ashland

Burglars accessed an unlocked 2015 Mazda in the 300 block of Ashland Avenue between 7 p.m. Friday and 9:12 a.m. Saturday.

300 Dewey

An unlocked 2008 Nissan in the 300 block of Dewey Avenue was visited by burglars between 7:30 p.m. Friday and 5:30 a.m. Saturday.

2300 Ridge

A bag was taken from an unlocked 2006 Mini Cooper in the 2300 block of Ridge Avenue between 10 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 a.m. yesterday.

500 Chicago

A bicycle was stolen from an unlocked garage of a home in the 500 block of Chicago Avenue around noon yesterday.


1512 Sherman

Rene Rivera, 52, of 5323 N. Kimball Ave., Chicago, was arrested at 1512 Sherman Ave. at 9:04 p.m. Wednesday.

Criminal Damage

1400 Wesley

Tires were punctured on a 2007 Dodge parked in the driveway of a home in the 1400 block of Wesley Avenue between 11 a.m. Wednesday and 2:48 p.m. Saturday.


1600 Mulford

Someone attempted to steal a 2011 Toyota in the 1600 block of Mulford Street between 11 p.m. Friday and 6 a.m. Saturday.

1000 Grove

A bag was taken from a locked locker at the McGaw YMCA in the 1000 block of Grove Street between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday.

2500 Cowper

A bicycle was taken from the yard of a home in the 2500 block of Cowper Avenue around 3 p.m. on Nov. 24.

2600 Ridge

A wallet was removed from a purse at Evanston Hospital between 8:15 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. Thursday.

2209 Howard

Jacqueline Mahatma, 58, of 1546 W. Jonquil Ave., Chicago, was arrested at 2209 Howard St. at 11 a.m. Friday and charged with retail theft.She is due in court on Jan. 10 at 9 a.m.


614 Callan

Jose A. Munoz, 29, of 618 Callan Ave., was arrested at 614 Callan Ave. at 12:03 a.m. yesterday and charged with driving under the influence. He is due in court on Feb. 1 at 10:30 a.m.

500 Asbury

Francisco Ramon Bruno, 36, of 3018 N. Elbridge Ave., Chicago, was arrested at 500 Asbury Ave. at 12:29 a.m. Thursday and charged with driving under the influence. He is due in court on Feb. 1 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...

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