A pickpocket stole a wallet from a woman’s purse at the Jewel-Osco grocery store on Howard Street. Also, more packages stolen after delivery. These among stories in today’s crime bulletin from Evanston police.


2400 Howard

A 50-year-old woman picking up a prescription at the Jewel-Osco grocery store in the 2400 block of Howard Street discovered later that her wallet had been stolen from her purse around 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

700 Hinman

Five packages that had been delivered to a multi-unit building in the 700 block of Hinman Avenue were taken sometime Friday night. The theft was discovered at about 5 a.m. Saturday by a police officer on patrol who noticed several opened boxes in the street.

800 Forest

A package delivered to the common area of a building in the 800 block of Forest Avenue was stolen around 5 a.m. Saturday.

1800 Maple

Jewelry was stolen from a store in the 1800 block of Maple Avenue between 6:33 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. Friday.

300 Ridge

Someone took a cell phone from an ambulance at the Amita Health St. Francis Hospital in the 300 block of Ridge Avenue shortly after 8 p.m. Friday.


1100 Chicago

Medications stolen from the pharmacy at the Jewel-Osco grocery store in the 1100 block of Chicago Avenue between 7:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Friday were recovered.

5400 Lincoln

Lester Jones, 57, of 1603 W. Fargo Ave., Chicago, was arrested at 5400 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, at 1:34 p.m. yesterday and charged with burglary.


1600 Howard

Someone broke the lobby window at a multi-unit building in the 1600 block of Howard Street around 2 a.m. yesterday.

2500 Ashland

A window was broken at St. Athanasius School in the 2500 block of Ashland Avenue between 4 p.m. Thursday and 12:30 p.m. Saturday.


1625 Hinman

Joseph Anthony Guiragossian, 32, of 5936 N. Rockwell St., Chicago, was arrested at 1625 Hinman Ave. at 3:03 a.m. yesterday and charged with trespassing on real property.


100 Asbury

Victor M. Barcenas-Aguilar, 39, of 1809 Lyons St., was arrested at 100 Asbury Ave. at 2:42 a.m. today and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.

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.

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Crime Bulletin (February_15-21DR)

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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