A  patron at the Evanston Public Library was arrested and charged with assault after an altercation with an employee  This among stories in today’s daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

According to Cmdr. Ryan Glew, the arrestee, a 57-year-old Chicago man, confronted a library employee who advised him to leave the library on the grounds he had been there too long. The man returned the following day, and the employee, when confronted, notified the police, Glew said.

The charge was “assault with an imminent fear of being battered,” according to the police report.


1703 Orrington

William George Reed, 57, of 126 E. Chestnut Ave., Chicago, was arrested at 1703 Orrington Ave. at 2:07 p.m. Monday and charged with assault with imminent fear of being battered. He is due in court on Jan. 18 at 10:30 a.m.


1500 Howard

Someone entered an unlocked 2018 Honda in an apartment parking space in the 1500 block of Howard Street between 11:30 a.m. and 3:31 p.m. Monday and stole some cash.

A purse was taken from an unlocked 2016 Honda in the 1500 block of Howard Street between 1 p.m. and 3:47 p.m. Monday.

Criminal Damage

500 Ridge

A lawn sign was damaged in the yard of a home in the 500 block of Ridge Avenue between noon and 5 p.m. Sunday.

1500 Maple

Someone slashed a rear tire of a 2018 Jeep in the 1500 block of Maple Avenue between 10:40 p.m. Sunday and 12:15 p.m. Monday.

1100 Asbury

Logs and a tree in the garden of a home in the 1100 block of Asbury Avenue were struck by a vehicle between 3 a.m. and 10 a.m. Monday.


2800 Colfax

Alcoholic products and articles of clothing were taken from a home in the 2800 block of Colfax Street between Dec. 22 and 4 p.m. Saturday.

2400 Howard

Alcoholic products were taken from a grocery store in the 2400 block of Howard Street between 11:53 p.m. Sunday and 12:03 a.m. Monday.

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 (02Jan19)

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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