Burglars take laptop, phone, wallet


In four home and auto burglaries in Evanston, missing items included a laptop computer, a cell phone, and a wallet. These among stories in today’s daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.


1300 Elmwood

A 2007 Toyota and a 2002 Volkswagen were accessed in the driveway of a home in the 1300 block of Elmwood Avenue between 10 p.m. Monday and 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.

2100 Maple

A laptop computer was taken from a home in the 2100 block of Maple Avenue that was entered via an unlocked window between 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. yesterday.

1900 Dodge

A handicap placard was removed from an unlocked 2008 Ford Explorer parked on the street in the 1900 block of Dodge Avenue between 10 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. yesterday.

200 Custer

A wallet and a cell phone were removed from a 2007 Hyundai parked on the street in the 200 block of Custer Avenue around 4:30 p.m. yesterday.


1128 Chicago

Christopher Randell McCoy, 35, of 730 W. 117th Place, Chicago, was arrested at 1128 Chicago Ave. at 4:30 p.m. yesterday and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. He is due in court on June 8 at 9 a.m.


1454 Elmwood

Vincent Joseph Butz, Jr., 68, of 1105 W. Winona, Chicago, was arrested at Evanston police headquarters at 3:05 p.m. Monday and charged with child pornography. He is due in court on June 3 at 9 a.m.


2100 Washington

A green, four-door 1998 Acura was stolen from the 2100 block of Washington Street between 8 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. yesterday.

1700 Sherman

Various medical items were taken from a pharmacy in the 1700 block of Sherman Avenue around 5:45 p.m. yesterday. Suspect is a 5-foot-8-inch-tall white male.

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

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 stations and business-oriented magazines.

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