A pickpocket removed a purse from a backpack in the 1800 block of Maple Avenue. This among stories in today’s daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.


1800 Maple

A purse was taken from the backpack of a victim at about 7:15 p.m. yesterday in the municipal parking lot in the 1800 block of Maple Avenue.

1500 Cleveland

An attempt was made to steal a 2018 Ford that was parked in the driveway of a home in the 1500 block of Cleveland Street at about 11:50 p.m. yesterday.

1000 Grove

A purse was taken from an unsecured locker at the McGaw YMCA in the 1000 block of Grove Street between 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

1100 Davis

A package containing gaming equipment that had been delivered to an apartment common area in the 1100 block of Davis Street was stolen between 12:47 p.m. and 8 p.m. Monday.

1000 Davis

Alcoholic products were stolen from a liquor store in the 1000 block of Davis Street at 4:23 p.m. Tuesday.


1715 Church

Louis J. Evans, 25, of 4246 W. Cermak Ave., Chicago, was arrested at 1715 Church St. at 4:33 a.m. yesterday and charged with battery. He is due in court on Feb. 20 at 9 a.m.


800 Milburn

Glasses were taken from an unlocked 2014 Mazda in the 800 block of Milburn Street between 8:30 p.m. Monday and 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.

100 Asbury

An attempt was made to break into the CVS Pharmacy in the 100 block of Asbury Avenue at 6:07 a.m. yesterday by removing the front exterior door off its tracks.

Criminal Damage

2600 Reese

Several scratches were found on the hood of a 2018 Hyundai in the alley of the 2600 block of Reese Avenue between midnight Tuesday and 11:24 a.m. yesterday.

Shots Heard

2000 Dewey

Gunshots were reported in the 2000 block of Dewey Avenue about two minutes into the start of the new year. Police checked the area but found nothing.

800 Dobson

Gunshots were reported in the 800 block of Dobson Street at 5:14 a.m. yesterday. Police checked the area but found nothing.


1721 Crain

Aarynae N. Morales, 21, of 1126 Florence Ave., was arrested at 1721 Crain St. at 8:30 p.m. yesterday and charged with a traffic violation. A court date has been set for 9 a.m. on Jan. 17.

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 (02Jan20)

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...

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