The box that holds keys for first responders, a Knox Box, was damaged in the 2500 block of Oakton Street. This among the stories in today’s daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Criminal Damage

2500 Oakton

Ever wonder how firefighters and other first-responders are able to gain access to secure areas in a large commercial building when responding to an emergency call? The answer: They have a key to an accessible box, known as a Knox Box,  that contains copies of the building’s keys. One such box was damaged at a building in the 2500 block of Oakton Street between 5 p.m. Friday and 7 a.m. yesterday.


Sheridan at Arnold

Graffiti was discovered on the sidewalk near Sheridan Road and Arnold Place around 4:30 p.m. yesterday.

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. 

Related Document:

Crime Bulletin (14Apr20)

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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