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Payment to pizza delivery driver is counterfeit

“Motion picture use only” was printed on both sides of a $100 bill.

A pizza delivery driver discovered that he was paid with counterfeit currency. This among stories in today’s crime bulletin from Evanston police.

THEFT

1700 Hartrey

A pizza delivery driver was paid in cash that turned out to be counterfeit in the 1700 block of Hartrey Avenue between 8:45 and 9 p.m. Sunday. Police said he was paid with a $100 bill that said “motion picture use only” on both sides.

2400 Howard

Alcoholic products were stolen from the Jewel-Osco grocery store in the 2400 block of Howard Street around 10 p.m. yesterday.

1300 Maple

A credit card was taken from a home in the 1300 block of Maple Avenue around 11 a.m. yesterday.

1600 Ashland

Packages left on the front porch of a home in the 1600 block of Ashland Avenue were taken around midnight Friday.

BURGLARY

900 Elmwood

A Bianchi bicycle was taken from an unlocked garage of a home in the 900 block of Elmwood Avenue between noon Sunday and 11 a.m. yesterday.

1000 Hinman

Two Trek bicycles were taken from the open garage of a home in the 1000 block of Hinman Avenue between 1 p.m. Sunday and 1 p.m. yesterday.

700 Custer

A bicycle and bicycle parts were stolen from a 2013 Mercury on a parking pad in the 700 block of Custer Avenue by a burglar who forced open a vehicle window to remove the items. Burglary occurred between 3 a.m. and 7:07 a.m. yesterday.

CRIMINAL DAMAGE

Pitner at Church

Someone damaged a 2019 Hyundai near Pitner Avenue and Church Street by keying it between 5:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Sunday.

GRAFFITI

800 Lake

Blue spray-painted graffiti was discovered on the public way in the 800 block of Lake Street at 9:40 a.m. yesterday.

ROBBERY

800 Chicago

A 72-year-old Chicago man was robbed of his cell phone while on a northbound CTA train that left from Howard Street around 8 p.m. yesterday.

TRAFFIC

300 Sheridan

Ivan de Jesus Garcia Valadez, 37, was arrested at 300 Sheridan Road at 6:21 p.m. yesterday and charged with a traffic violation.

7600 Sheridan

Derell Lamont Pruitt, 23, of 1411 Emerson St., was arrested at 7600 Sheridan Road, Chicago, at 10:49 p.m. yesterday and charged with a traffic violation.

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 (September-28DR)

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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