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Kids shooed away by man with a gun

Assault was in response to a request to play basketball in an alley of Hovland Court.

Two youngsters, ages 7 and 9, called police when a man shooed them away with a gun in a Hovland Court alley. This among stories in today’s crime bulletin from Evanston police.

ASSAULT

1800 Hovland

Two boys, ages 7 and 9, called police when a man refused their request to play basketball by brandishing a gun in the alley of the 1800 block of Hovland Court at about 1 p.m. Wednesday. The kids, on their bikes, told police they had asked the man if they could play basketball using the hoop on his garage.

BATTERY

821 Sherman

Sean R. Croegaert-Key, 31, of 827 Monroe St., was arrested at 821 Sherman Ave. at 5:16 p.m. Thursday and charged with battery.

CRIMINAL DAMAGE

510 South Boulevard

Raymond L. Williams, 22, of 510 South Boulevard, was arrested at that address at 2:10 a.m. Wednesday and charged with criminal damage to property.

THEFT

2400 Main

Someone took a cell phone from a victim’s purse at the Food 4 Less grocery store in the 2400 block of Main Street at 9:47 p.m. Tuesday.

800 Seward

A secured bicycle and supplies were removed from a storage room in a building in the 800 block of Seward Street between 6 p.m. on August 13 and 6 p.m. Sunday.

600 Hinman

A package was taken from the common area of an apartment building in the 600 block of Hinman Avenue around 2:40 a.m. today.

100 South Boulevard

A catalytic converter was removed from a 2006 Honda in the 100 block of South Boulevard at about 3:20 a.m. today.

1500 Sherman

Someone took an unsecured three-wheeled bicycle from an alley in the 1500 block of Sherman Avenue between 5 a.m. and noon on Wednesday.

1100 Chicago

Alcoholic products were stolen from the Jewel-Osco grocery store in the 1100 block of Chicago Avenue around 9 p.m. Monday.

1600 Sherman

Alcoholic products were stolen from the Target store in the 1600 block of Sherman Avenue at about 6 p.m. Thursday.

1700 Chicago

A blue bicycle secured to a bike rack was stolen from the 1700 block of Chicago Avenue between 9 p.m. Monday and 9 p.m. Tuesday.

1700 Sherman

Miscellaneous merchandise was taken from a store in the 1700 block of Sherman Avenue around 4:30 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 in Cook County 2nd District Court in Skokie.

Related Document: Crime Bulletin (August-20DR)

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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