A purse, left unattended at the McGaw YMCA, was reported stolen. This among stories in today’s daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.


1000 Grove

A purse containing credit and debit cards that was left unattended at the McGaw YMCA, was reported stolen between 4:05 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. yesterday.

1500 Oak

A bicycle that was secured in an apartment common area in the 1500 block of Oak Avenue was stolen between 6 p.m. Wednesday and 8 p.m. Sunday.

1600 Sherman

A locked bicycle on the sidewalk in the 1600 block of Sherman Avenue was stolen between 7:10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. yesterday.


1319 Pitner                      

Donald R. Finley, 56, of 1319 Pitner, was arrested at that address at 6:50 a.m. today and charged with domestic battery. He is due in court on Oct. 31 at 9:30 a.m.

Criminal Damage

1300 McDaniel

Someone damaged a window frame and screen at a home in the 1300 block of McDaniel Avenue around 8 p.m. yesterday.

1900 Darrow

Someone pulled the screen off the front door of an apartment in the 1900 block of Darrow Avenue between 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. yesterday.

Shots Heard

Church at Brown

Gunshots were reported at Church Street and Brown Avenue at about 8:30 p.m. yesterday. Police checked the area but found nothing.


Dempster at Ridge

Joan C. Grodecki, 62, of 480 Hillcrest Drive, Wilmette, was arrested at Dempster Street and Ridge Avenue at 7:58 p.m. yesterday and charged with a traffic violation. She is due in court on Nov. 27 at 9 a.m.

1501 Ridge

Dominguez Ocampo, 36, of 4829 W. Palmer Ave., Chicago, was arrested at 1501 Ridge Ave. at 10:53 a.m. yesterday. He is due in court on Nov. 7 at 10:30 a.m.

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. 

Related document:

Crime bulletin (10/23/18)

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...

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