A number of burglaries in Evanston this week were enabled by doors left unlocked and windows left open. These are among the stories in today’s daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.


100 Florence

An open window provided access to a  home in the 100 block of Florence Avenue, where jewelry was taken by burglars around 3 p.m. yesterday.

1500 Brummel

An unlocked door was used by burglars to access a home in the 1500 block of Brummel Street, where they stole cash and credit cards between 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. yesterday.

700 South Boulevard

Cash was taken from an unlocked 2020 Subaru in the 700 block of South Boulevard between 5:15 p.m. Sunday and 8:45 a.m. yesterday.

1300 Lincoln

Credit cards were taken from an unlocked 2014 Toyota in the 1300 block of Lincoln Street between 3 p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. yesterday.

1800 Dobson

An attempt was made to climb into a home in the 1800 block of Dobson Street around 4:17 p.m. yesterday. Nothing was reported taken.


1600 Sherman

Graffiti was discovered on the sidewalk in the 1600 block of Sherman Avenue at 9:43 a.m. yesterday.


1000 Grove

A car key fob was taken from an unsecured locker at the McGaw YMCA between 4:15 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. yesterday.

1900 Dempster

Alcoholic products were taken from a grocery store in the 1900 block of Dempster Street between 7:15 a.m. and 7:45 a.m. Sunday.

100 Asbury

Miscellaneous merchandise was stolen from the CVS Pharmacy in the 100 block of Asbury Avenue around 8:30 p.m. yesterday.

1910 Dempster

Timothy J. Ruskin, 46, of 1802 Lake St., was arrested at 1910 Dempster St. at 8:35 p.m. and again at 9:01 p.m. yesterday and charged with retail theft.

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 (27Aug19)

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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