There were four incidents of gang graffiti reported in the area around Lee Street and Darrow Avenue. This among the stories in today’s daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.


700 Howard

A victim was hit in the head and body and sprayed with pepper spray in the 700 block of Howard Street around 2 p.m. Friday. Suspect is a five-foot-tall black female weighing 130 pounds


1900 Maple

Miscellaneous costume jewelry was taken in the burglary of an apartment in the 1900 block of Maple Avenue around 12:30 p.m. Friday.

1100 Howard

Someone broke the window of a 2014 Nissan in an alley in the 1100 block of Howard Street around 11 a.m. yesterday and took a cell phone.

700 Michigan

A mens 21-speed bicycle was stolen from the unlocked garage of a home in the 700 block of Michigan Avenue between 5 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday.

1500 Maple

Medicine was stolen from an apartment in the 1500 block of Maple Avenue between July 27 and 5:35 p.m. Saturday.

Criminal Damage

200 Custer

Tires were slashed on a 2013 Nissan in the 200 block of Custer Avenue between 8 p.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. Friday, and tires were punctured on a 2012 Harley-Davidson in the same block between 3 p.m. and 5:23 p.m. yesterday.

Criminal Trespass

2413 Central

Leroy Grant, 55, of 2413 Central St. was arrested at that address at 10:28 p.m. Friday and charged with criminal trespass land. He is due in court on Sept. 20 at 10:30 a.m.


Lee at Darrow

Four incidents of gang graffiti defaced the street and three garages in the vicinity of Lee Street and Darrow Avenue between 4 p.m. Thursday and 1 p.m. Friday.

1000 Dewey

Graffiti defaced an apartment/condo common area in the 1000 block of Dewey Avenue between midnight and 8:30 a.m. Friday.

800 Chicago

Graffiti was discovered at a commercial establishment in the 800 block of Chicago Avenue around 7:35 a.m. yesterday.


1042 Ashland

Maurice M. McKenzie, 23, of 709 Oakton St., was arrested at 1042 Ashland Ave. at 3:25 a.m. yesterday and charged with disobedience to police. He is due in court on Aug. 26 at 9 a.m.

2424 Lake

Xavier Soto, 26, of 2305 Dempster St., was arrested at 2424 Lake St. at 2:45 a.m. Saturday and charged with an alcohol ordinance violation. He is due in court on Sept. 15 at 9 a.m.


816 Clark

Thomas E. Whitehead, 47, of 1811 Church St., was arrested at 816 Clark St. at 7:30 p.m. Friday and charged with aggravated robbery.


1900 Howard

A 2000 Chevrolet was stolen in the 1900 block of Howard Street at 4:32 p.m. Friday when a buyer of the car purchased it using counterfiet money.

2300 Howard

Someone cut the lock from a donation box in the 2300 block of Howard Street and stole shoes and clothing from inside between 9 a.m. and 4:23 p.m. yesterday.

2400 Main

Items left unattended at a store in the 2400 block of Main Street were taken between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. yesterday.

600 Judson

A cell phone was found missing at a home in the 600 block of Judson Avenue after a group of youngsters were inside around 7 p.m. Saturday.

1300 Foster

A four-door silver 2012 Toyota was stolen from the 1300 block of Foster Street around 4:43 p.m. Friday.

400 Sheridan

A mens 24-speed bicycle was stolen from an apartment/condo common area in the 400 block of Sheridan Road between July 4 and Thursday.

600 Lake

A mens bicycle was stolen from the sidewalk in the 600 block of Lake Street around 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

700 Clark

Someone removed the tip jar containing cash at a restaurant in the 700 block of Clark Street around 2:46 a.m. Wednesday.

1700 Sheridan

A ceramic candle bowl and flower were removed from a stand set up at a park festival in the 1700 block of Sheridan Road between 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

Simpson at Ridge

A laptop computer and a backpack were removed from the open trunk of a vehicle near Simpson Street and Ridge Avenue between 4:30 p.m. Saturday and 12:21 a.m. yesterday.


1635 Wilmette

William Cruz Rico, 18, of 827 Hartrey Ave. was arrested at 1635 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette, at 1:32 a.m. today and charged with a traffic violation. He is due in court on Aug. 31 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. 

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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