A 2002 Toyota Camry, its motor left running in the 1900 block of Brown Avenue, was stolen last night. This among the 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. stolen car

    Somebody left their keys in their car with the motor running, and the car is gone ? ?

    That is stupidity, incredible stupidity ——–

    1. This is exactly the kind of

      This is exactly the kind of idiot the Evanston police were trying to warn them not to be a few months ago when they asked the residents of Evanston "not to make themselves victims." Every time you read a crime report where something was stolen from an unlocked garage, car, house, or from an open window, remind yourself that a lot of people here on Evanston Now complained about the police chief's conduct for daring to insinuate any level of blame should be placed on victims of crimes who make it easy to steal from them, and then pat yourself on your back because you know you would never leave your running car unlocked or forget to lock your garage and house when you're not in them.

      1. reply to mark

        While I totally agree with your comment about unattended cars running or keys left in the ignition, you have to realize that at one time in Evanston you could do those things. As you go further north alaong the lake in some towns you still can leave the keys in the car and keep it running. It is because if you don't live in those towns you don't walk around endlessly because law enforcement would be called on you quick. People have to learn there are thieves who go looking for things to steal just to steal. The once laid back Evanston is no more.

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