Several Evanston police vehicles reportedly were damaged this afternoon when a runaway truck plowed into them in a parking lot on Elmwood Avenue across from police headquarters.

The damaged vehicles reportedly include the car used by Police Chief Richard Eddington and several unmarked cars used by detectives.

The truck driver reportedly took off but was taken into custody at the Dempster Street CTA station.

Police officials could not be reached for comment on the incident this evening.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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