A ridable piece of construction equipment known as a ditch witch was damaged overnight Monday at James Park. This among the stories in today’s daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.


300 Dodge

A ‘ditch witch’ piece of construction equipment was damaged when someone with a ditch witch key apparently took it for a joy ride Wednesday night at James Park, in the 300 block of Dodge Avenue.

500 Ridge

Graffiti painted on the sidewalk in the 500 block of Ridge Avenue was discovered at 8:58 a.m. yesterday.


1616 Sherman

Salacia W. O’Neal, 37, address unknown, was arrested at 1616 Sherman Ave. at 5:12 p.m. yesterday and charged with criminal trespass.


900 Maple

A package was stolen from a residence in the 900 block of Maple Avenue between 12:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. yesterday.

2100 Crawford

A package was stolen from a store in the 2100 block of Crawford Avenue between Nov. 2 and 12:15 p.m. yesterday.

2600 Gross Point

A package was stolen from a residence in the 2600 block of Gross Point Road around 1:42 p.m. Saturday.

2100 Wesley

A secured black Vilano hybrid bicycle was stolen from a home in the 2100 block of Wesley Avenue between 7 p.m. Monday and 11:32 a.m. Tuesday.

2200 Ridge

Miscellaneous items were taken from a residence in the 2200 block of Ridge Avenue between 4 p.m. Friday and 11:28 a.m. Tuesday.

100 Chicago

Miscellaneous items were stolen from a gas station in the 100 block of Chicago Avenue at about 5:43 a.m. yesterday.

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 (November-18DR)

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...