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Robber grabs wallet, cell phone

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A strongarm robbery in the 300 block of Chicago Avenue early today resulted in the loss of a wallet, cash, and a cell phone from a 52-year-old woman. This among the stories in today’s daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Battery

1454 Elmwood

Chad N. Surdich, 32, of 1720 Central St., was arrested at Evanston police headquarters at 4 p.m. yesterday and charged with simple battery. He is due in court on Aug. 31 at 10:30 a.m.

Burglary

1100 Madison

A bicycle was stolen from the unlocked garage of a home in the 1100 block of Madison Street between July 19 and 8:30 a.m. yesterday.

300 Callan

Burglars damaged the lock and frame to the door of an apartment storage locker in the 300 block of Callan Avenue around 1:05 p.m. yesterday and stole a lawn mower and an air conditioner window unit.

Criminal Damage

300 Custer

Someone damaged the hood and slashed the right front tire of a Dodge vehicle in the 300 block of Custer Avenue between 6:30 p.m. Monday and 8 a.m. yesterday.

Robbery

300 Chicago

A robber grabbed a wallet, cash, and a cell phone out of the hands of a 52-year-old woman in the 300 block of Chicago Avenue at about 12:50 a.m. today. Suspect is a 6-foot-2-inch-tall black male weighing 170 pounds.

Theft

2400 Howard

A bottle of tequila and a bottle of brandy were stolen off the shelves of a grocery store in the 2400 block of Howard Street at about 11:50 a.m. yesterday.

1800 Central

Someone stole plants potted in gold-colored vases in the 1800 block of Central Street between 5:30 p.m. Monday and 8 a.m. yesterday.

600 Main

 A bicycle secured to a bike rack in the 600 block of Main Street was stolen yesterday between 8 a.m. and 6:30 p.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. 

Charles Bartling

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 stations and business-oriented magazines.

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