Evanston police have alerted officers on patrol to watch for possible repeats after three incidents of rock throwing at cars in south Evanston in recent days.

That report tops today’s daily crime bulletin.

Reckless conduct

400 Asbury

A 33-year-old Evanston woman told police that she saw two male black juveniles, one wearing a white t-shirt, throw a rock that hit her 2007 BMW as she was driving in the 400 block of Asbury Avenue about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday.

1400 Oakton

A 49-year-old Evanston woman told police that the driver’s side window of her 2012 Toyota was shattered at 9:34 a.m. Tuesday as she was driving in the 1400 block of Oakton Street. The woman said she didn’t see anyone who might have thrown an object at the car.

1400 Oakton

A 58-year-old Evanston woman told police that as she was driving in her 2008 Hyundai in the 1400 block of Oakton Street at 10:40 p.m. on Saturday, one of three black male juveniles wearing dark clothes and riding bicycles threw a rock at her car that cracked the glass of her windshield.


1000 Grove

Someone grabbed cash from an unlocked Lexus parked in a city parking lot in the 1000 block of Grove Street between 5 and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.


Grove at Sherman

A locked bicycle was stolen from a bike rack at Grove Street and Sherman Avenue at 8:49 a.m. Tuesday.

1600 Sherman

Credit and debit cards were stolen from a secured locker at an athletic club in the 1600 block of Sherman Avenue between 4:10 and 5:15 p.m. Tuesday.

1000 Garnett

A locked bicycle was stolen from the yard of a home in the 1000 block of Garnett Place about 3 a.m. on Aug. 1.

500 Chicago

Two packages, one containing stereo equipment, the other miscellaneous merchandise, were stolen from the yards of single family homes in the 500 block of Chicago Avenue. One theft was reported at 2:33 p.m. Tuesday, the other 20 minutes later.

2400 Howard

James C. Jordan, 53, of 344 Ridge Ave., was arrested at the Jewel supermarket at 2485 Howard St. at 6:56 p.m. Tuesday and charged with retail theft. He’s due in court at 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 13.


1408 Ridge

David M. Handelman, 62, of 2710 N. Southport Ave. in Chicago, was arrested at 1408 Ridge Ave. at 10:45 p.m. Tuesday and charged with driving under the influence. He’s due in court at 9 a.m. on Sept. 13.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. Rock throwing

    Several Augusts ago I was gardening in my back yard when I heard chatter in the alley from approaching kids.  I thought nothing of it until a chunk of sidewalk came whizzing past my left ear so close that I felt the breeze it created before it hit my house.  I ran to the alley and saw three black boys on bikes heading east, two of them high-fiving one another.  I called the police, who took my report.  When I asked they told me they had had three similar incidents that week.  They indicated it could be a gang-initiation ritual. How cowardly! 

    Thanks for the heads-up.  

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