Five folding chairs, left unattended on Central Street in the middle of the July 4 parade route, have been reported stolen. This among the stories in today’s daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.


2500 Central

Five folding chairs, left unattended in the 2500 block of Central Street, in the middle of the July 4 parade route, were taken between 6:15 a.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. yesterday.

1600 Oak

A wallet was removed from a purse at a health club in the 1600 block of Oak Avenue around 12:45 p.m. yesterday.

2300 Cowper

A bicycle left unattended in the yard of a home in the 2300 block of Cowper Avenue was stolen between 2:30 p.m. and 4:14 p.m. yesterday.


1700 Sherman

Rakeem Oliphant-Guerrier, 23, of 3533 W. North Ave., Chicago, was arrested at 1700 Sherman Ave. at 6:42 p.m. yesterday and charged with assault. He is due in court on Aug. 14 at 1:30 p.m.


2109 Emerson

William D. Thomas, 37, of 4832 Greenleaf, Skokie, was arrested at 2109 Emerson St. at 2:10 a.m. today and charged with domestic battery. He is due in court on July 18 at 9 a.m.

Criminal Damage

2100 Church

Someone broke a window at an apartment in the 2100 block of Church Street around 10:44 a.m. yesterday.

245 Ridge

Ray Parker Smith, 34, of 245 Ridge Ave., was arrested at that address at 2:35 a.m. today and charged with criminal damage to property. He is due in court on July 11 at 9 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. 

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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