End-of-year holidays traditionally attract thieves in the form of shoplifting and theft of delivered packages.These constitute many of the recent incidents spotlighted in today’s daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.


2300 Main

Vehicle parts were stolen from a retail establishment in the 2300 block of Main Street around 2:15 p.m. Saturday.

2400 Main

A shoplifter picked up a cell phone from a retail establishment in the 2400 block of Main Street around 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

A purse left unattended at a store in the 2400 block of Main Street was stolen around 9 p.m. Saturday.

800 Forest

A package containing clothing that was delivered to an apartment common area in the 800 block of Forest Avenue was stolen between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday.

1000 Garnett

A package containing miscellaneous merchandise that was delivered to an apartment in the 1000 block of Garnett Place was stolen between 10 a.m. Friday and 2:08 p.m. Saturday.

1700 Oak

A bicycle was taken from an apartment common area in the 1700 block of Oak Avenue between noon Saturday and noon yesterday.

101 Asbury

Dennis O. Wallace, 22, of 13811 Western Ave., Blue Island, was arrested at 101 Asbury Ave. at 11 a.m. yesterday and charged with retail theft. He is due in court on Jan. 23 at 9 a.m.

Criminal Damage

900 Davis

Safety glass was damaged at a convenience store in the 900 block of Davis Street around 1 p.m. Saturday.

1600 Hinman

Someone damaged the frame of a glass window at an apartment in the 1600 block of Hinman Avenue around 7:20 p.m. Saturday.


2200 Greenleaf

Ashley C. Lewis, 28, of 1228 Pitner Ave., was arrested at 2200 Greenleaf St. at 5:41 a.m. Saturday and charged with driving under the influence.

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. 

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Crime Bulletin (30Dec19)

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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