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Robber says he owed him money

Strikes victim in the face and grabs cash.

A burglar confronted his victim and said he owed him money. When the victim hesitated, the subject struck him in the face and took the cash. This among stories in today’s crime bulletin from Evanston police.

ROBBERY

1100 Chicago

A robber approached his victim in the 1100 block of Chicago Avenue a few minutes before midnight yesterday and said he owed him money. When the victim hesitated, the robber struck him in the face and took the cash.

BURGLARY

500 Forest

A burglar gained entry to an unsecured garage at a home in the 500 block of Forest Avenue between 6 p.m. Tuesday and 5 p.m. yesterday and took a Gary Fisher bicycle and some power tools.

1200 Maple

A burglar gained entry to an unsecured garage of a home in the 1200 block of Maple Avenue between 5 p.m. Monday and 5:30 a.m. Tuesday and stole a black Trek bicycle.

CRIMINAL TRESPASS

1566 Oak

Thomas E. Whitehead, 52, of 1566 Oak Ave., was arrested at that address at 4:16 a.m. yesterday and charged with criminal trespass.

THEFT

500 Dodge

An unsecured Kent tandem bicycle in the yard of a home in the 500 block of Dodge Avenue was stolen between 3 p.m. Tuesday and 3 a.m. yesterday.

1500 Lee

A catalytic converter was removed from a 2000 Jeep in the 1500 block of Lee Street between 9 p.m. Sunday and 6 a.m. Monday.

600 Emerson

Packages were stolen from the common area of a building in the 600 block of Emerson Street between noon Friday and noon Monday.

TRAFFIC

536 Custer

Diesha J. Taggett, 32, of 424 W. Ridgeland Ave., Waukegan, was arrested at 536 Custer Ave. at 4:23 p.m. yesterday 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 in Cook County 2nd District Court in Skokie.

Related Document: Crime Bulletin (October-07DR)

 

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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