A woman was approached from behind at a parking lot in the 2200 block of Howard Street and her purse was forcibly taken from her. This among stories in Thursday’s daily crime report from Evanston police.

THEFT
2200 Howard
A suspect approached a 40-year-old Lincolnwood woman from behind in the parking lot in the 2200 block of Howard Street and forcibly took her purse from her at about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.

2200 Oakton
Building materials were taken from the Home Depot store in the 2200 block of Oakton Street at about 12:25 p.m. Tuesday.

900 Maple
Clothing was reported stolen from a residence in the 900 block of Maple Avenue between 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and 12:42 a.m. Wednesday.

BURGLARY
1600 Crain
Cash was taken from an unlocked 2006 Acura in the 1600 block of Crain Street at about 10:10 a.m. Tuesday.

CRIMINAL DAMAGE
2400 Lake
The windshield was found damaged on a 2005 GMC vehicle in the 2400 block of Lake Street at about 3:11 p.m. Tuesday.

OTHER
2101 Emerson
Michael Anthony Reid-Toro, 22, of 126 N. 1st St., Gurnee, was arrested at 2101 Emerson St. at 7:22 p.m. Tuesday and charged with a firearm possession violation.

SHOTS HEARD
500 Michigan
Gunshots were reported in the 500 block of Michigan Avenue at 6:08 p.m. Tuesday. Police checked the area but found nothing.

1300 Maple
Gunshots were reported in the 1300 block of Maple Avenue at 12:48 a.m. Thursday. Police checked the area but found nothing.

1700 Crain
Gunshots were reported in the 1700 block of Crain Street at 9:18 p.m. Monday. Police checked the area but found nothing.

TRAFFIC
1000 Ridge
Devante Rutledge, 29, of 14924 Evers  St., Dolton, was arrested at 1000 Ridge Ave. at 4:47 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 an assumption of guilt, which can only be determined by a court of law. Court appearances take place at Cook County 2nd District 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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