A father who was dropping off a 2-year-old daughter at day care was returning to his car as it was  driven off with his 5-year-old daughter and 10-year-old son still inside. This among the stories in today’s daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.


1900 Howard

A man tried to steal a 2011 Camry Toyota with two young children inside but abandoned it a short distance later. The incident occurred around 9 a.m. yesterday in the 1900 block of Howard Street, as the father of three children was occupied taking a 2-year-old girl to a day care facility, leaving a 5-year-old girl and a 10-year-old boy inside the car.

Police said the offender had been sitting in a nearby Jeep and apparently decided to steal the car while its driver was accompanying his 2-year-old to the door of the day care facility.

Although the offender fled the scene and was not apprehended, police surmised that he abandoned the car when he realized the two youngsters were inside.

500 Michigan

A 2018 silver Subaru was stolen from the 500 block of Michigan Avenue between midnight and 8:09 a.m. yesterday. It was recovered later by Chicago police.

2600 Ridge

A bag was removed from an unsecured locker at Evanston Hospital between 10 p.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. yesterday.


1100 Noyes

A bicycle and tools were removed from an unlocked garage in the 1100 block of Noyes Street between 10 p.m. Tuesday and 9:48 a.m. yesterday.

1700 Lyons

A burglar tried unsuccessfully to open a window to enter a home in the 1700 block of Lyons Street around 3:19 a.m. today.


1400 Dodge

The quarter panel of a 2007 Jeep was damaged in the 1400 block of Dodge Avenue around  7:15 p.m. yesterday.


1100 Garnett

Graffiti was discovered at a residence in the 1100 block of Garnett Place at 1:31 p.m. yesterday.

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 (November-19DR)


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...