A 23-year-old Northbrook man, selling expensive Nike and Adidas shoes from his car near the Northwestern University campus, was robbed of the shoes and his cell phone Friday night. This among stories in today’s daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.


Simpson at Maple

A growing trend of young people purchasing limited offerings of expensive shoes and reselling them, usually over the internet, turned out badly this past weekend for a 23-year-old Northbrook vendor when he tried to deliver shoes to a client near the Northwestern University campus in Evanston.

When the offender handed over $750 for the shoes, at the intersection of Simpson Street and Maple Avenue, the victim replied that the price was more than that, at which point, police said, the offender whipped out a handgun and demanded not only the shoes and the cash, but the victim’s cell phone as well.

The offender then fled the scene in his vehicle. The shoes involved were Yeezy 700 by Adidas, Vapor off white by Nike, and Presto off white by Nike. The incident occurred at about 9:30 p.m. Friday.


519 Main

Terry D. Trammell, 37, of 2353 W. Jarvis Ave., Chicago, was arrested at 519 Main St. at 7:20 a.m. yesterday and charged with aggravated battery. He is due in court on April 15 at 9 a.m.


3200 Grant

Burglars attempted unsuccessfully to enter three cottages at the Presbyterian Homes between midnight and 10:30 a.m. Saturday. At two of the cottages, the screen to a window was lifted up, while the screen was partially removed at the third.

1800 Dempster

A radio was taken from a Chevrolet at a municipal parking lot in the 1800 block of Dempster Street between 11 p.m. Thursday and 2:58 p.m. Friday.

Criminal Trespass

1640 Chicago

Dennis O. Wallace, 21, of 129 Elmwood Ave., was arrested at 1640 Chicago Ave. at 9:01 a.m. Friday and charged with trespass of real property. He is due in court on April 2 at 9 a.m.


500 Sheridan

Graffiti was discovered at 7:19 a.m. Friday at the park fieldhouse in the 500 block of Sheridan Square.

700 Grove

Graffiti was discovered at the Chicago Transit Authority depot in the 700 block of Grove Street at 6:48 a.m. yesterday.

600 Howard

Graffiti was discovered at a business parking lot in the 600 block of Howard Street at 1:09 p.m. Friday

100 Ridge

Graffiti was discovered at the bus stop in the 100 block of Ridge Avenue at 1:09 p.m. Friday.

Shots Heard

2300 Nathaniel

Gunshots were reported in the 2300 block of Nathaniel Place at 7:31 p.m. Friday. Police checked the area but found nothing.


2400 Main

Alcoholic products were stolen from a store in the 2400 block of Main Street at 7:32 p.m. Saturday.

1600 Sherman

Two bottles of whiskey were stolen from a store in the 1600 block of Sherman Avenue at 10:50 a.m. Saturday.

2100 Dempster

A renter failed to return a 2004 Ford to the rental agency. The theft was recorded to have occurred between Feb. 15 and Feb. 26.

1600 Dodge

The front and rear license plates were removed from a 2004 Chevrolet at a parking lot in the 1600 block of Dodge Avenue around 1 a.m. yesterday.

1900 Dempster

Gas was removed from a 2007 Ford in a business parking lot in the 1900 block of Dempster Street between noon Saturday and 3 p.m. yesterday.

800 Austin

Medication was removed from a desk drawer at a medical office in the 800 block of Austin Street between March 4 and noon Friday.


2111 Lincolnwood

Thomas M. Hoover, 63, of 2146 Forestview Road, was arrested at 2111 Lincolnwood Drive at 11:55 p.m. Saturday and charged with driving under the influence. He is due in court on April 12 at 10:30 a.m.

7510 Western

Roberto Martinez-Vega, 32, of 8326 N. Central Park Ave., Skokie, was arrested at 7510 N. Western Ave., Chicago, at 6:20 p.m. Wednesday and charged with a traffic violation. He is due in court on April 30 at 10:30 a.m.

Grove at Oak

Tracy C. Olasimbo, 33, of 126 Clyde Ave., was arrested at Grove Street and Oak Avenue at 9:27 a.m. Thursday and charged with a traffic violation. A court date has been set for April 26 at 10 a.m.

400 Ridge

Yvette D. Thrash, 30, of 9015 S. University Ave., Chicago, was arrested at 400 Ridge Ave. at 2:56 p.m. Wednesday and charged with a traffic violation. She is due in court on April 16 at 10:30 a.m.

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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Crime Bulletin (18Mar19)

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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