A 2008 Dodge was damaged by gunfire in the 2000 block of Foster Street, but the vehicle’s two occupants were not hit. This among the stories in today’s daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Criminal Damage

2000 Foster

A 2008 Dodge was damaged by gunfire around 8:15 p.m. Friday in the 2000 block of Foster Street, while occupied by two individuals, at about the same time that gunshots were reported nearby. The vehicle’s occupants were not hit, but the perpetrators fled the scene.

2200 Oakton

Spray paint was discovered on a 2018 Kia in a business parking lot in the 2200 block of Oakton Street at 4:50 p.m. yesterday.


2400 Howard

The driver of a 2015 Nissan sustained a gunshot wound to the leg at about 7:33 p.m. Saturday in the 2400 block of Howard Street. Police subsequently determined that the incident did not happen on the Evanston side of the street.


1100 Dewey

Cash, office equipment, and photo identification were among items stolen from a 2018 Nissan in the 1100 block of Dewey Avenue between 10 p.m. Friday and 6:15 a.m. Saturday.


1300 Madison

Graffiti was discovered at 11:10 a.m. Saturday on the garage of a home in the 1300 block of Madison Street.


727 Dobson

Jose Castulo, 18, of 726 Dobson St., was arrested at 727 Dobson St. at 1:18 a.m. yesterday and charged with acting as a pedestrian under the influence. He is due in court on Sept. 20 at 9 a.m.

Shots Heard

McCormick at Bridge

Gunshots were reported near McCormick Boulevard and Bridge Street at 8:16 p.m. Friday. Police checked the area but found nothing.


700 Chicago

Someone removed cash from the tip jar at a restaurant in the 700 block of Chicago Avenue around 4:30 p.m. Friday.

1600 Chicago

Alcoholic items were taken from the shelves of a grocery store in the 1600 block of Chicago Avenue around 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

1600 Main

A bicycle was taken from the grounds of Washington School in the 1600 block of Main Street between 6:45 p.m. and 7 p.m. Friday.

1500 Florence

A bicycle was taken from the yard of a home in the 1500 block of Florence Avenue between 5 p.m. Friday and 10:45 a.m. Saturday.

2100 Dempster

Tools were stolen from a store in the 2100 block of Dempster Street between 3:45 p.m. and 4 p.m. yesterday.

1700 Sherman

A bicycle secured in an alley in the 1700 block of Sherman Avenue was stolen around 7:30 p.m. Friday.

1100 Church

An unsecured bicycle in the yard of a home in the 1100 block of Church Street was taken between 9 a.m. Thursday and 2 p.m. Friday.

999 Howard

Robert J. Merschancz, 27, of 1247 W.  Lunt Ave., Chicago, was arrested at 999 Howard St. at 6:21 p.m. Friday and charged with retail theft. He is due in court on Oct. 2 at 10:30 a.m.


1826 Foster

Fitzroy C. Lawrence, 48, of 2121 Darrow Ave., was arrested at 1826 Foster St. at 9:24 p.m. yesterday and charged with driving under the influence. He is due in court on Sept. 25 at 10:30 a.m.

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 (19Aug19)

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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