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Key fobs blamed in car thefts

Police warn that a thief can open and drive off in a vehicle if the key fob has been left inside it.

Police suspect that key fobs may have been left inside two vehicles stolen last week. These among stories in today’s crime bulletin from Evanston police.

THEFT

2600 Harrison

The key fob may have been left inside a 2018 Ford that was stolen in the 2600 block of Harrison Street between 7 p.m. Thursday and 8:43 a.m. Friday.

2400 Noyes

A key fob may have been left inside a 2014 Honda Accord that was stolen from the 2400 block of Noyes Street between 9 p.m. Thursday and 9:17 a.m. Friday.

2400 Ridgeway

A catalytic converter was removed from a 2002 Honda in the 2400 block of Ridgeway Avenue between 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday.

800 Noyes

A catalytic converter was removed from a Honda in the 800 block of Noyes Street around 6:30 a.m. Saturday.

2300 Sherman

A catalytic converter was removed from a 2007 Toyota in the 2300 block of Sherman Avenue between 5:30 p.m. Friday and 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

2100 Ridge

A mo-ped was stolen from the 2100 block of Ridge Avenue between midnight and 7:30 a.m. Friday.

800 Chicago

A secured bicycle was taken from a bike rack in the 800 block of Chicago Avenue between 5:30 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. yesterday.

1300 Chicago

A secured bicycle and lock were stolen from the rear of a home in the 1300 block of Chicago Avenue between 6 p.m. Friday and 6:40 a.m. Saturday.

900 Dodge

Miscellaneous items were stolen from the Walgreens Pharmacy in the 900 block of Dodge Avenue around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.

2100 Green Bay

Clothing items were stolen from the Walgreens Pharmacy in the 2100 block of Green Bay Road around 2 p.m. Thursday.

BATTERY

1307 Oak

Dantee Brown, 33, of 1307 Oak Ave., was arrested at that address at 11:47 p.m. Saturday and charged with battery.

BURGLARY

500 Florence

Someone broke a window of a 2021 Dodge to force entry to the vehicle between 1 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. yesterday. Nothing was reported missing.

GRAFFITI

1700 Church

Graffiti was discovered at a park in the 1700 block of Church Street at 7 a.m. Friday.

OTHER

140 Chicago

Michael DeAngelo Baldwin, 56, of 1708 Juneway Terrace, Chicago, was arrested at 140 Chicago Ave. at 12:11 p.m. Wednesday and charged with violating an order of protection.

SHOTS HEARD

Asbury at Lake

Gunshots were reported at Asbury Avenue and Lake Street at 7:10 p.m. Friday. Police checked the area but found nothing.

1100 Pitner

Witnesses reported hearing five to six reports of gunfire in the 1100 block of Pitner Avenue at about 2:23 a.m. yesterday. Police checked the area but found nothing.

TRAFFIC

2100 Grey

Leonor Alanis-Rosales, 34, of 7444 N. Damen Ave., Chicago, was arrested at 2100 Grey Ave. at 8:16 p.m. on Aug. 16 and charged with a traffic violation.

134 Callan

Neris Alfaro-Guardado, 26, of 5050 Kimball Ave., Chicago, was arrested at 134 Callan Ave. at 10:22 p.m. on Aug. 10 and charged with driving under the influence.

711 Elgin

Malik B. Muhammad, 22, of 17116 Vollbrecht Road, South Holland, was arrested at 711 Elgin Road at 3:29 p.m. on Aug. 16 and charged with a traffic violation.

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 (August-23DR)

 

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 stations and business-oriented magazines.

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