Two Chicago Transit Authority women passengers lost their cell phones to thieves, and two Evanston residents discovered bullet holes in their homes over the weekend. These among the stories in today’s daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Criminal Damage

1700 Payne

Bullet holes were discovered to a single-family home in the 1700 block of Payne Street. The incident occurred between 1:27 a.m. and 1:41 a.m. Saturday.

1900 Dodge

Bullet holes were discovered to an apartment in the 1900 block of Dodge Avenue. The incident occurred between 5:15 a.m. and 6:08 a.m. Saturday.

1400 Hartrey

Someone broke two front windows of a home in the 1400 block of  Hartrey Avenue around 2:48 a.m. yesterday.

2000 Brown

The driver’s side door of a 2005 Toyota was spray-painted by someone while it was parked in a business parking lot in the 2000 block of Brown Avenue between 4 p.m. Friday and 7:49 a.m. Saturday.

700 Lincoln

Someone tore down a flag at a home in the 700 block of Lincoln Street between 4 p.m. and 5:10 p.m. Friday.

1710 Orrington

Courtney D. Barrett, 32, of 1710 Orrington Ave., was arrested at that address at 11:29 a.m. Friday and charged with criminal damage to property. Barrett is due in court on Aug. 5 at 9:30 a.m


800 Chicago

Two women patrons of the Chicago Transit Authority had their Apple iPhone 11’s snatched from their hands on the Main Street elevated platform by a black male at about the same time on two separate afternoons this past weekend, leading the police to suspect that both thefts were by the same perpetrator. The first incident occurred at about 6:30 p.m. on Friday, while the second occurred at about 6:10 p.m. yesterday.

800 Dodge

Food items were taken from a convenience store in the 800 block of Dodge Avenue at about 10 p.m. Friday.

2400 Main

A cell phone was taken while unattended at a store in the 2400 block of Main Street between 5 p.m. and 7:36 p.m. yesterday.

1600 Sherman

Baby food was stolen from a store in the 1600 block of Sherman Avenue between 8:15 a.m. and 3:47 p.m. Friday.

1700 Sherman

An appliance and clothing were taken from a pharmacy in the 1700 block of  Sherman Avenue around 11 a.m. Saturday.

2600 Prairie

A bicycle was taken from the yard of a home in the 2600 block of Prairie Avenue between 5 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. Tuesday.

2100 Ridge

A bicycle was taken while secured in an apartment common area in the 2100 block of Ridge Avenue between 8 p.m. Wednesday and 6:45 p.m. Friday.

1600 Chicago

Food items were stolen from the Whole Foods grocery store in the 1600 block of Chicago Avenue at 4:06 p.m. Saturday.


Foster at Ashland

Ray Lamon Ridge, 20, of 1478 Simpson St., was arrested at Foster Street and Ashland Avenue at 6:22 p.m. Saturday and charged with possession of cannabis. He is due in court on Aug. 25 at 10:30 a.m.


2100 Green Bay

Graffiti was discovered in an alley in the 2100 block of Green Bay Road at 2:25 p.m. Saturday.


100 Elmwood

A report of a man with a gun was received at 1:01 p.m. Friday at a playground in the 100 block of Elmwood Avenue. Police checked the area but found no man with a gun.


1740 Ridge

Omar Allen Casares, 19, of 4219 N. Spaulding Ave., Chicago, was arrested at 1740 Ridge Ave. at 1:50 a.m. yesterday and charged with driving under the influence. He is due in court on Aug. 18 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. Court appearances take place in Cook County 2nd District Circuit Court in Skokie.

Related Document:

Crime Bulletin (27Jul20)

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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