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Toyotas targeted for catalytic converters

Several reported stolen throughout the city within the past week.

A number of Toyota vehicles were targeted by thieves for their catalytic converters. These among stories in today’s crime bulletin from Evanston police.

THEFT

1300 Mulford

A catalytic converter was removed from a 2008 Toyota in the 1300 block of Mulford Street between 5 p.m. Thursday and 11 a.m. Friday.

300 Darrow

A catalytic converter was removed from a 2005 Toyota in the driveway of a home in the 300 block of Darrow Avenue between 3 p.m. Wednesday and 2:45 p.m. Friday.

2500 Prairie

Two 2007 Toyotas lost their catalytic converters to thieves in the 2500 block of Prairie Avenue between 5 a.m. and 8 a.m. Sunday.

Central at Prairie

A catalytic converter was removed from a 2007 Toyota around 11 a.m. yesterday near Central Street and Prairie Avenue.

1600 Orrington

A blue Ironman Huffy bicycle secured to a bike rack was stolen in the 1600 block of Orrington Avenue between noon Thursday and 4:45 p.m. Friday.

2400 Howard

A black Dahone Uno bicycle was stolen from an apartment common area in the 2400 block of Howard Street around 7 p.m. Sunday.

Alcoholic products were taken from the Jewel-Osco grocery store in the 2400 block of Howard Street around 11:30 a.m. yesterday.

600 Chicago

Alcoholic products were taken from the Walgreens Pharmacy in the 600 block of Chicago Avenue around 1 p.m. Saturday.

1700 Sherman

Gum was taken from the CVS Pharmacy in the 1700 block of Sherman Avenue around 2:45 p.m. yesterday.

1600 Chicago

A gray 2007 Lexus was reported stolen in the 1600 block of Chicago Avenue around 7 p.m. Friday.

Hull at Barton

A black 2018 Dodge Charger was stolen near Hull Terrace and Barton Avenue around 2:30 p.m. yesterday.

100 Callan

Someone removed a license plate from a vehicle parked in the 100 block of Callan Avenue between 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

CRIMINAL DAMAGE

2100 Maple

Police suspect that an unsuccessful attempt to steal a catalytic converter resulted in damage sustained by a 2008 Toyota in the 2100 block of Maple Avenue between 5 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. Sunday.

GRAFFITI

500 Davis

Spray-painted graffiti was discovered on a power box in the 500 block of Davis Street at 11:53 a.m. Friday.

1300 Lincoln

Spray-painted graffiti was discovered on the bridge over the canal in the 1300 block of Lincoln Street at 5:26 p.m. Sunday.

Lincoln at Ridge

Spray-painted graffiti was discovered on the bridge at Lincoln Street and Ridge Avenue at 5:27 p.m. Sunday.

Lincoln at Sheridan

Spray-painted graffiti was discovered on a power box at Lincoln Street and Sheridan Road at 5:27 p.m. Sunday.

Sheridan at Colfax

Spray-painted graffiti was found on a crosswalk sign at Sheridan Road and Colfax Street at 5:27 p.m. Sunday.

Chicago at Sheridan

Spray-painted graffiti was found on a power box near Chicago Avenue and Sheridan Road at 5:28 p.m. Sunday.

OTHER

900 Hinman

Someone was seen exposing himself in an indecent manner on the exterior stairs of an apartment building in the 900 block of Hinman Avenue between 11:10 a.m. and 11:58 a.m. Thursday.

SHOTS HEARD

1100 Florence

Gunshots were reported in the 1100 block of Florence Avenue at 9:35 p.m. Sunday. Police checked the area but found nothing.

1800 Hovland

Gunshots were reported in the 1800 block of Hovland Court at 8:14 p.m. Sunday. Police checked the area but found nothing.

TRAFFIC

Keeney at Judson

Colleen M. Shoemaker, 61, of 739 Hinman Ave., was arrested at Keeney Street and Judson Avenue at 5:39 p.m. Saturday and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.

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 (April_20-21DR) and (April_19-21DR)

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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