Three garden gnomes were found smashed in a lawn on Dodge Avenue. This among stories in Thursday’s daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

200 Dodge
Three decorative “garden gnomes” were found smashed at a residence in the 200 block of Dodge Avenue. The hand-crafted garden ornaments, popular in 19th Century Germany, were designed to protect their gardens and bring good luck. The destruction occurred prior to 7 a.m. on Sunday.

1800 Lake
Someone forcibly removed an exterior mirror on a 2018 Kia in the 1800 block of Lake Street between 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. Wednesday.

1454 Elmwood
Kenesha Smith, 34, address unknown, was arrested at Evanston police headquarters at 3:55 p.m. Wednesday and charged with battery.

800 Hinman
A burglar gained entry to an unlocked 2016 Nissan in the 800 block of Hinman Avenue between 12:45 a.m. Friday and 6 p.m. Monday and stole keys and clothing.

2100 Forestview
Two bicycles were taken from an unsecured garage in the 2100 block of Forestview Road between 7 p.m. Monday and 7 a.m. Tuesday.

1800 Maple
Computers and other electronic equipment were taken from a guest room at the Hilton Garden Inn in the 1800 block of Maple Avenue between 1 a.m. and 9 a.m. Wednesday.

1900 Wesley
A wallet was taken from an unlocked 1998 Chevrolet in the 1900 block of Wesley Avenue around 5 p.m. Tuesday.

1700 Brown
A wallet and cell phones were stolen from a 2017 Toyota in the 1700 block of Brown Avenue between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. Tuesday.

Monroe at Elmwood
Graffiti was found spray-painted on the street at Monroe Street and Elmwood Avenue at 1:53 p.m. Wednesday.

Greenleaf at Ridge
Graffiti was discovered spray-painted on the street at Greenleaf Street and Ridge Avenue at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday.

1200 Harvard
Graffiti was discovered on a garage in the 1200 block of Harvard Terrace at 8:44 a.m. Sunday.

300 Sherman
Renaldo J. Tillmon, 42, of 1811 W. John St., Champaign, was arrested at 300 Sherman Ave. at 3:38 a.m. Monday and charged with unlawful use of a weapon.

300 Sherman
Gunshots were reported in the 300 block of Sherman Avenue at 10:54 a.m. Wednesday. Police checked the area but found nothing.

600 Chicago
General merchandise was stolen at Walgreens Pharmacy in the 600 block of Chicago Avenue around 8:50 p.m. Tuesday.

1500 Sherman
A wallet was removed from the purse of a 71-year-old woman at the Ridgeville Tavern in the 1500 block of Sherman Avenue at about 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Thayer at Ewing
A stop sign was stolen at Thayer Street and Ewing Avenue around 2 p.m. Sunday.

2600 Sheridan
A blue Alight 3 bicycle was taken from a bike rack in the 2500 block of Sheridan Road between 10 p.m. Saturday and 3:45 p.m. Wednesday.

2600 Ridge
Cash was taken from a secured locker at Evanston Hospital, in the 2600 block of Ridge Avenue, around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

1400 Noyes
A package was taken from a residence in the 1400 block of Noyes Street between 6:15 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

1000 Central
A Schwinn mountain bike was stolen from a bike rack in the 1000 block of Central Street between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Wednesday.

1200 Howard
A 2020 Ford F450 tow truck was stolen from a parking lot in the 1200 block of Howard Street between 4 p.m. Monday and 7:30 a.m. Tuesday.

600 Case
A Huffy bicycle wheel was stolen from a home in the 600 block of Case Place around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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 at Cook County 2nd District Court in Skokie.

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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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