Corrugated metal sheets being stored in the alley behind Hewn Bakery were reported stolen. This among stories in Friday’s daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

THEFT
1700 Central
Some $3,000 worth of corrugated metal sheets being used in a construction project in the alley behind Hewn Bakery, in the 1700 block of Central Street, were stolen around 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

800 Hinman
A catalytic converter was removed from a 2004 Honda in the 800 block of Hinman Avenue between 3 p.m. Wednesday and 2 p.m. Thursday.

900 Maple
A package delivered to a residence in the 900 block of Maple Avenue was taken between noon Monday and 7:30 a.m. Tuesday.

1400 Chicago
A package delivered to a residence in the 1400 block of Chicago Avenue was taken around 4 p.m. Thursday.

BATTERY
1117 Howard
Maricruz Ortega, 22, of 5636 N. Spaulding Ave., Chicago, was arrested at 1117 Howard St. at 8:18 p.m. Thursday and charged with battery.

CRIMINAL DAMAGE
355 Ridge
Millard O. Smith, 50, of 7074 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago, was arrested at 355 Ridge Ave. at 9:59 p.m. Thursday and charged with criminal damage to property.

SHOTS HEARD
2000 Jackson
Gunshots were reported in the 2000 block of Jackson Avenue at 8:39 p.m. Thursday. Police checked the area but found nothing.

TRAFFIC
140 Ridge
Christian Escalera Pineda, 32, of 1729 W. Touhy Ave., Chicago, was arrested at 140 Ridge Ave. at 11:28 a.m. Thursday and charged with a traffic violation.

Incidents listed are 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.

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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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