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Car stolen while being refueled

Vehicle was recovered a short time later when it was involved in an accident, but the subject fled the scene.

A 38-year-old woman was refueling her Dodge at a gas station in the 2400 block of Dempster Street when a man identified as white or Hispanic, in his 20s, jumped into the driver’s seat and drove away. This among the stories in today’s crime bulletin from Evanston police.

THEFT

2400 Dempster

A blue, 2015 Dodge Caravan was refueling at a gas station in the 2400 block of Dempster Street around 5:14 p.m. Wednesday when a man, identified as white or Hispanic, in his 20s, entered the car and drove it off, causing minor injuries to the vehicle’s owner, a 38-year-old woman. The car was recovered shortly thereafter when it was involved in an accident on Greenwood Street, but the subject fled the scene and was not apprehended.

600 Chicago

Alcoholic products were stolen from Walgreens Pharmacy, in the 600 block of Chicago Avenue, at about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Miscellaneous items were stolen from Walgreens Pharmacy, in the 600 block of Chicago Avenue, at about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

1500 Sherman

A silver bicycle was stolen from an apartment common area in the 1500 block of Sherman Avenue between February 21 and 2:43 p.m. Sunday.

1600 Sherman

Clothing items were stolen from the Target Department store in the 1600 block of Sherman Avenue at about 11 a.m. Wednesday.

400 Davis

Cash was taken from a home in the 400 block of Davis Street around noon Thursday.

2100 Dempster

A rented vehicle was reported stolen from U-Haul in the 2100 block of Dempster Street at 11:34 a.m. Tuesday.

A toll dolly was stolen from a dealership in the 2100 block of Dempster Street around noon Tuesday.

900 Oakton

A lockbox and personal items were stolen from an apartment in the 900 block of Oakton Street at about 11:35 a.m. Wednesday.

2485 Howard

Robert M. Belmont, 56, of 187 Paramount, Wooddale, was arrested at 2485 Howard St. at 10:02 p.m. Wednesday and charged with retail theft.

BURGLARY

500 Kedzie

Anthony G. Munsey-Johnson, 21, of 538 Custer Ave., was arrested at 500 Kedzie St. at 4:03 p.m. Monday and charged with burglary. He was arrested again at 11:44 p.m. Tuesday at Evanston police headquarters, 1454 Elmwood Ave.,  and charged with vehicle trespassing.

CRIMINAL DAMAGE

1900 Green Bay

Someone damaged the hose at a gas station in the 1900 block of Green Bay Road at 9:28 a.m. Wednesday.

Incidents listed appear among the official reports of the Evanston Police Department. An arrest does not constitute an assumption of guilt, which can only be determined by a court of law. Court appearances take place in Cook County 2nd District Court in Skokie.

Related Document: Crime Bulletin (May 14-21DR)

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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