Two vehicles in South Evanston were spray-painted last night in the 500 blocks of Sherman Avenue and Sheridan Square. These among the stories in today’s daily crime report from Evanston police.

Criminal Damage

South Evanston

A 2007 Dodge in the 500 block of Sherman Avenue and a 2018 Toyota in the 500 block of Sheridan Square were spray-painted last night.


500 Michigan

Someone entered a 2004 Mercedes parked on the street in the 500 block of Michigan Avenue  between 3 p.m. Monday and 7 a.m. yesterday.


1123 Hull

Stephen Anthony Craig, 61, of 1735 Darrow Ave., was arrested at 1123 Hull Terrace at 5:15 a.m. yesterday and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. He is due in court on June 19 at 9 a.m.


Sheridan at South Boulevard

Chicago at South Boulevard

Main at Sherman

Graffiti was discovered yesterday morning on sidewalks at Sheridan Road and South Boulevard, Chicago Avenue at South Boulevard, and Main Street at Sherman Avenue.


825 Hinman

Elijah Emil Murphy, 22, of 5616 S. Indiana Ave., Chicago, was arrested at 825 Hinman Ave. at 11:15 p.m. Monday and charged with unlawful use of a weapon. 

Shots Heard

Ridge at Dobson

Gunshots were reported at Ridge Avenue and Dobson Street at 10:29 p.m. Sunday. Police checked the area but found nothing.


1800 Maple

A cell phone and charging apparatus, left unattended at the municipal parking garage in the 1800 block of Maple Avenue, were stolen around 8 a.m. yesterday.

100 Asbury

A shoplifter stole merchandise from the CVS Pharmacy in the 100 block of Asbury Avenue at about 9:10 p.m. yesterday.

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. 

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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