Damaged in August, the Buddy Bench at Lincolnwood Elementary School has been attacked again. This among stories in Friday’s daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

2600 Colfax
The same playground bench on the grounds of Lincolnwood Elementary School, in the 2600 block of Colfax Avenue, that was reported damaged on August 12-13, has become the subject of a police report on Oct. 6. The so-called “buddy bench” is a place where an upset student is encouraged to sit in order that classmates can stop by and offer some consolation. The latest damage to the wooden structure occurred between 2:45 p.m. Wednesday and 6:45 a.m. Thursday, according to the report.

1400 Chicago
Zachary Taylor, 39, of 401 10th St. SW, DeMotte, Ind., was arrested at 1400 Chicago Ave. at 10:49 p.m. Thursday and charged with domestic battery.

2000 Lincoln
A blue-and-white Giant bicycle was stolen from an unlocked residential garage in the 2000 block of Lincoln Street at about 12:15 p.m. Thursday.

2100 Dewey
Clothing and jewelry were among items taken in the burglary of a residence in the 2100 block of Dewey Avenue between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday.

630 Davis
Tiara S. Ousley, 28, of 2121 Dewey Ave., was arrested at 630 Davis St. at 12:43 p.m. Thursday and charged with criminal trespass to real property.

1100 Emerson
Graffiti written in marker on a garbage bin in the 1100 block of Emerson Street was discovered at 8:16 a.m. Thursday.

1900 Green Bay
Someone had scrolled the words “Nasty Girl” on an electrical box in the 1900 block of Green Bay Road. The damage was discovered at 5:28 p.m. Thursday.

400 South Boulevard
A catalytic converter was removed from a 2012 Dodge in the 400 block of South Boulevard at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday.

1800 Main
A green Hot Rock bicycle was stolen from a bike rack in the 1800 block of Main Street around 8:30 a.m. Thursday.

200 Ridge
A set of hub caps was removed from a 2021 Honda in the 200 block of Ridge Avenue between 9 a.m. and 1:56 p.m. Thursday.

Incidents listed are 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.

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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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