A woman protestor that police said sat down in the middle of Central Street, blocking the Evanston Independence Day parade Wednesday, was arrested and charged with disobeying police. This among the stories in today’s daily crime bulletin.


Central at McDaniel

Michele S. Hays, 50, of 712 Dobson St., was arrested by police, who said she sat down in the middle of the roadway at Central Street and McDaniel Avenue at 2:08 p.m. yesterday, blocking the progress of the parade. She is due in court on Aug. 9 at 9 a.m. to face a charge of disobeying police.

YouTube video

A YouTube video of the incident posted by Scott Brewer.

200 Custer

Police received a report of a man with a gun in the 200 block of Custer Avenue at about 11:20 p.m. Tuesday. They checked the area but found no man with a gun.


1030 Fowler

Hannah C. Moor, 27, of 1030 Fowler Ave., was arrested at that address at 8:34 p.m. Tuesday and charged with assault. She is due in court on July 18 at 9:30 a.m.


1900 Jackson

Stefaene Ann R. Burks, 25, of 10102 Holly, Des Plaines, was arrested at 1900 Jackson Ave. at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday and charged with domestic battery. She is due in court on July 11 at 9:30 a.m.


700 South Boulevard

A purse containing cash was taken from an unlocked 2016 Honda in the 700 block of South Boulevard between 3 a.m. and 9 a.m. yesterday.

600 Oakton

A bicycle was taken from an unlocked garage in the 600 block of Oakton Street between 9:50 a.m. and 11 a.m. yesterday.

Criminal Damage

1600 Dempster.

Small holes from a BB gun were found on the garage of a home in the 1600 block of Dempster Street at about 4:15 p.m. yesterday.

2600 Reese

Somebody spray-painted a 1978 Ford in an alley in the 2600 block of Reese Avenue between 9 p.m. Tuesday and 11:01 a.m. yesterday.

2100 Dewey

A living room window was found broken at 12:43 a.m. yesterday at a home in the 2100 block of Dewey Avenue.

2000 Dewey

Someone set fire to a dumpster in an alley in the 2000 block of Dewey Avenue just before midnight yesterday.

Greenwood at Dodge

Marcus L. Printis, 34, of 2037 Oakton St., was arrested at Greenwood Street and Dodge Avenue at 12:20 a.m. today and charged with criminal damage to property. He is due in court on July 11 at 9:30 a.m.


300 Dodge

Graffiti was discovered at a park in the 300 block of Dodge Avenue at 1:51 a.m. today.

Colfax at Poplar

Graffiti was found on the golf course at Colfax Street and Poplar Avenue at 1:32 p.m. Tuesday.


2500 Oakton

A registration sticker was removed from a 1999 Lexus at a junk yard in the 2500 block of Oakton Street around noon on Tuesday.

600 Chicago

Alcoholic products were taken from the Walgreens Pharmacy in the 600 block of Chicago Avenue around 7:48 p.m. yesterday.


300 Dodge

Manuel Guzman, 31, of 2049 W. Touhy Ave., Chicago, was arrested at 300 Dodge Ave. at 3:29 p.m. Monday and charged with a traffic violation.

Marcelino Vega-Aguilar, 33, of 127 Clyde Ave., was arrested at 300 Dodge Ave. at 6:27 p.m. Monday and charged with a traffic violation. He is due in court on July 30 at 1:30 p.m.

343 Dodge

Melvin Torres, 26, of 6735 Maplewood North, Chicago, was arrested at 343 Dodge Ave., at 4:30 p.m. Monday and charged with a traffic violation.

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. 

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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