Someone carved the “N” word onto playground equipment at Willard Elementary School over the weekend. This among the stories in today’s daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.


2700 Hurd

The racially objectionable “N” word was carved onto a rubber bridge on the playground at Willard Elementary School over the weekend. It was discovered by a parent and reported to police and District 65 officials.


1567 Dodge

Tracy S. Williams, 42, of 1567 Dodge Ave., was arrested at that address at 5:38 p.m. Friday and charged with aggravated assault. A court date has been set for March 21 at 9:30 a.m.

1335 Howard

Keith D. Wint, 41, of 2433 W. Fargo Ave., Chicago, was arrested at 1335 Howard St. at 2:24 p.m .Friday and charged with assault. He is due in court on May 7 at 9 a.m.


1600 Dodge

Christian A. Hammond, 27, of 1712 Dodge Ave., was arrested at 1600 Dodge Ave. at 3:53 p.m. Thursday and charged with battery. He is due in court on April 18 at 1:30 p.m.


900 Judson

Tools and documents were taken from an unlocked 2006 Subaru in an apartment parking space in the 900 block of Judson Ave. between 2 p.m. on March 4 and 9 a.m. Saturday.

400 Howard

A musical instrument, stereo equipment, and alcoholic products were stolen from an apartment in the 400 block of Howard Street between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Friday.


1325 Howard

Steven C. Dykes, 31, of 1818 Brown Ave., was arrested at 1325 Howard St. at 7:22 p.m. Friday and charged with unlawful use of a weapon by a felon.


1500 Sherman

A cell phone case and cash were taken in an armed robbery in the 1500 block of Sherman Avenue around 12:23 p.m. Saturday.


1200 Chicago

A purse was removed from a shopping cart at Trader Joe’s on Chicago Avenue around 2:30 p.m. yesterday.

900 Church

Clothing items were taken from a store in the 900 block of Church Street around 1:04 p.m. yesterday.

100 Asbury

Some merchandise was reported stolen from the CVS Pharmacy in the 100 block of Asbury Avenue at about 10:30 a.m. Friday.


807 Howard

Willie Anthony Mills, 39, of 2811 Glen Flora Ave., Waukegan, was arrested at 807 Howard St. at 2:56 p.m. Friday and charged with a traffic violation. He is due in court on March 30 at 10:30 a.m.

Ridge at Washington

Danielle A. Pillow, 30, of 835 Case St., was arrested at Ridge Avenue and Washington Street at 12:56 a.m. today and charged with driving under the influence. She is due in court on April 4 at 10:30 a.m.

439 Dodge

Theodore R. Thomas, 48, of 1009 Florence Ave., was arrested at 439 Dodge Ave. at 3:38 p.m. Saturday and charged with driving under the influence. He is due in court on May 7 at 9 a.m.

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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