A 75-year-old woman answered her door and was lured by a “landscaper” to the rear yard of her home. In the meantime, someone else entered her front door and got away with a number of items. This among stories in Friday’s daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

BURGLARY
1100 Ashland
A 75-year-old woman was lured by the man at her door to her rear yard, sometime between 3:30 p.m. and 7:26 p.m. Thursday. When she returned, she found that several items had been stolen, presumably by an accomplice. According to police, this is not an uncommon technique utilized to burglarize a home.

2200 Simpson
Someone gained entry to an unlocked residential garage in the 2200 block of Simpson Street between 9 p.m. Sunday and 12:52 p.m. Thursday. Among items missing were a bicycle and tools.

2300 Ridge
A burglar gained entry to a residential garage in the 2300 block of Ridge Avenue by forcing open a service door between 8:10 a.m. and 8:42 a.m. Thursday.

700 Howard
Broken windows at a laundromat in the 700 block of Howard Street provided entry for burglars who took cash and food in three instances, on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

BATTERY
720 Custer
Ilya Kutik, 61, of 720 Oakton St., was arrested at 720 Custer Ave. at 12:11 p.m. Tuesday and charged with domestic battery.

CRIMINAL DAMAGE
2100 Ridge
Someone used a rock to break a window at a residence in the 2100 block of Ridge Avenue between 5 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. Thursday.

THEFT
2500 Harrison
A 2020 Volvo in a driveway in the 2500 block of Harrison Street, with a key left inside the vehicle, was stolen between 10 p.m. Wednesday and 7:41 a.m. Thursday.

1900 Sherman
A package delivered to a residence in the 1900 block of Sherman Avenue was stolen at 3:32 a.m. on Sept. 18.

1100 Chicago
Food items were taken from the Jewel-Osco grocery store in the 1100 block of Chicago Avenue around 4 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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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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