A potential robber was scared away when his victim displayed a pocket knife at a 7-Eleven store at Dodge Avenue and Main Street. This among stories in today’s crime bulletin from Evanston police.


800 Dodge

When a robber confronted a 25-year-old man in the 7-Eleven store at Dodge Avenue and Main Street and demanded money at about 6:30 p.m. Friday, the victim whipped out a pocket knife and scared the robber, who fled on his bicycle.


2700 Sheridan

A burglar who attempted to enter a home in the 2700 block of Sheridan Road by kicking in the door at 11:10 p.m. yesterday gave up when the resident’s voice sounded through the Ring camera. The incident was caught on camera, police said.

600 Dempster

A burglar gained entry to an unlocked 2015 Dodge at a parking lot in the 600 block of Dempster Street shortly after noon on Saturday.


900 Hinman

A window was shattered on a 2003 Ford in the 900 block of Hinman Avenue around 9:30 p.m. Saturday.

1200 Darrow

Tires were slashed on a 2016 Mazda in the 1200 block of Darrow Avenue around 9 p.m. Saturday.


600 Chicago

Alcoholic products were stolen at the Walgreens Pharmacy in the 600 block of Chicago Avenue at 10:07 p.m. Saturday.


910 Reba

Samuel A. Thomas, 28, of 653 Dodge Ave., was arrested at 910 Reba Place at 10:08 a.m. yesterday and charged with driving under the influence.

2650 Ridge

Jeremy A. Webber, 31, of 1335 W. Birchwood Ave., Chicago, was arrested at 2650 Ridge Ave. at 8:36 a.m. Friday and charged with driving under the influence.

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.

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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...