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Robberies, shots fired, converter thefts mark the weekend

Criminal activity picks up as the weather improves.

Two robberies, three shots fired, and two thefts of catalytic converters were among the crimes committed in Evanston over the weekend after a late-winter lull. These among the stories in today’s crime bulletin from Evanston police.

ROBBERY

2200 Howard

An 18-year-old woman was approached from behind by a black SUV in the parking lot in the 2200 block of Howard Street at about 8:40 p.m. Friday. A passenger in the vehicle grabbed the woman’s backpack off her shoulder and knocked her down, then fled the scene. The victim did not require medical assistance, police said.

1800 Maple

A 29-year-old man was approached from behind on the street near the Maple Avenue garage by a suspect identified as a tall Black male who claimed he had a knife and demanded the victim’s money. The incident occurred at about 9:30 p.m. Thursday.

SHOTS HEARD

200 Dewey

Gunshots were reported at 9:42 p.m. Saturday in the 200 block of Dewey Avenue. Police checked the area but found nothing.

200 Ridge

Gunshots were reported in the 200 block of Ridge Avenue at 10:05 p.m. Saturday. Police checked the area but found nothing.

Lyons at Leland

Gunshots were reported at 10:05 p.m. yesterday at Lyons Street and Leland Avenue. Police checked the area but found nothing.

THEFT

600 Forest

A catalytic converter was removed from a 2001 Volvo in the 600 block of Forest Avenue between 6 p.m. Tuesday and 4 p.m. Thursday.

2100 Sherman

A catalytic converter was removed from a 2002 Mazda in the 2100 block of Sherman Avenue between February 1 and 4:41 p.m. yesterday.

500 South Boulevard

A 2019 Volkswagen Jetta was stolen from the 500 block of South Boulevard between 5:30 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. Friday. It was recovered later in Skokie.

700 Main

Jewelry was stolen from a store in the 700 block of Main Street around 5 p.m. Friday.

1600 Sherman

A cell phone was taken from a store in the 1600 block of Sherman Avenue around 11:30 a.m. Friday.

BATTERY

Crain at Wesley

Shelton L. Bell, 46, of 1411 Greenleaf St., was arrested at Crain Street and Wesley Avenue at 12:13 a.m. today and charged with battery. He is due in court on April 9 at 10:30 a.m.

BURGLARY

1400 Brummel

An unlocked rear door provided access to a home in the 1400 block of Brummel Street for a burglar around 12:30 a.m. today. Missing was a wallet and its contents.

CRIMINAL DAMAGE

2400 Main

Someone broke the window of a 2010 Nissan in a parking lot in the 2400 block of Main Street between 9:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. yesterday.

DRUGS

1454 Elmwood

John Adamidis, 46, of 8033 Parkside Ave., Morton Grove, was arrested at Evanston police headquarters at 5:20 p.m. yesterday and charged with possession of prescription forms.

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 (March_08-21DR)

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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