With more items being purchased online, thieves are finding it lucrative to steal packages soon after they have been delivered. Today’s crime bulletin from Evanston police notes three such thefts in recent days.
Cmdr. Ryan Glew of the Evanston police department notes that increasing darkness and the approach of the holiday season typically contribute each year to a seasonal increase in such thefts as well.
A package delivered to a home in the 400 block of Main Street around 3 p.m. Saturday was reported stolen.
A package delivered to a home in the 1500 block of Ridge Avenue between Sept. 15 and 9:20 a.m. Monday was reported stolen.
Food delivered to a home in the 1500 block of Oak Avenue was reported stolen around 9 p.m. on Oct. 1.
Cash was stolen from the tip jar in a restaurant in the 600 block of Davis Street around 3:30 p.m. yesterday.
Medication was reported taken from a backpack at Evanston Hospital between noon Wednesday and 6 p.m. yesterday.
Miscellaneous merchandise was taken from the 7-Eleven store in the 800 block of Emerson Street at 5:12 a.m. yesterday.
Miscellaneous merchandise was stolen from the CVS Pharmacy in the 1700 block of Sherman Avenue at 11:37 a.m. yesterday.
A catalytic converter was removed from a 2002 Toyota in the 1600 block of Cleveland Street between 9 p.m. yesterday and 8:19 a.m. today.
Joshua J. Parkman, 23, of 2429 123rd St., Blue Island, was arrested at 355 Ridge Ave. at 8 p.m. Sunday and charged with battery.
A backpack was stolen from an unlocked 2017 Nissan in the 1900 block of Howard Street between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. yesterday.
Medication was stolen from a home in the 2300 block of Noyes Court between midnight Saturday and 9 p.m. Sunday.
The front gate of a home in the 900 block of Elmwood Avenue was damaged around 12:45 p.m. yesterday.
Emerson at McCormick
Someone threw a chair at a 2012 Honda near Emerson Street and McCormick Boulevard around 3 p.m. Saturday, causing damage to the vehicle.
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 (October-12DR)