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Weekend bike thefts keep cops busy

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Beautiful summer weekend weather has a downside to it when it comes to thefts of bicycles. At least four were stolen in Evanston this past weekend. These are among the stories in today’s daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Theft

1600 Orrington

A locked bicycle was stolen in the 1600 block of Orrington Avenue between 8:40 a.m. and 8:20 p.m. Friday.

1600 Maple

A bicycle was stolen from a locked storage facility in the 1600 block of Maple Avenue between midnight August 1 and 6:27 p.m. Saturday.

1600 Sherman

A Cannondale bicycle, locked to a bike rack in the 1600 block of Sherman Avenue, was stolen between noon on August 5 and 3:35 p.m. yesterday.

1100 Chicago

An unlocked bicycle was stolen from an alley in the 1100 block of Chicago Avenue between 4:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. yesterday.

1000 Davis

A camera was stolen from an apartment in the 1000 block of Davis Street between 6 p.m. on August 5 and 6 p.m. Wednesday.

1700 Orrington

A cell phone left unattended in a restaurant in the 1700 block of Orrington Avenue was stolen around 3:30 a.m. yesterday.

400 Sherman

A 1996 Chevrolet pickup truck was stolen from the 400 block of Sherman Avenue between 9 p.m. and 10:36 p.m. Friday.

Battery

1128 Chicago

Sheila N. Richardson, 37, of 242 Callan Ave., was arrested at 1128 Chicago Ave. at 6:34 p.m. Friday and charged with battery. She is due in court on Oct. 15 at 10:30 a.m.

Burglary

900 Edgemere

Burglars entered a home in the 900 block of Edgemere Court through an unlocked door around 12:31 a.m. Saturday and took a purse.

1100 Lake Shore

A damaged screen signaled a failed attempt to enter a home in the 1100 block of Lake Shore Boulevard between 8:30 a.m. on August 3 and noon Friday.

1900 Green Bay

Tools were taken from an unlocked 1991 GMC vehicle in the 1900 block of Green Bay Road around 9 a.m. Saturday.

Criminal Damage

1000 Central

A golf course vehicle was damaged at the Canal Shores golfing facility in the 1000 block of Central Street around 6 a.m. yesterday when the perpetrator apparently attempted to hotwire the vehicle.

Drugs

1705 Oakton

Parker J. Cavalier, 22, of 3601 Central St., and Natalia I. Duarte, 20, of 9624 Kedvale Ave., Skokie, were arrested at 1705 Oakton St. around 7 p.m. Thursday and charged with possession of a controlled substance.

Robbery

1600 Foster

A robber grabbed a victim’s cell phone in a parking space of an apartment in the 1600 block of Foster Street around 8:45 p.m. Friday.

Shots Heard

1600 Orrington

Gunshots were reported in the 1600 block of Oakton Street around 12:17 a.m. today. Police checked the area but found nothing.

Traffic

1030 Ridge

Brooke L. Estrada, 24, of 1401 Oakes Road, Mount Pleasant, was arrested at 1030 Ridge Ave. at 12:47 p.m. Thursday and charged with a traffic violation. She is due in court on Aug. 30 at 1:30 p.m.

3445 Howard

Leonor Galindo, 48, of 1600 Jonquil Terrace, Chicago, was arrested at 3445 Howard St. at 8:40 p.m. Saturday and charged with driving under the influence. He is due in court on Sept. 17 at 10:30 a.m.

 1800 Maple

Mary E. Garvey, 54, of 613 Hinman Ave., was arrested at 1800 Maple Ave. at 11:34 p.m. yesterday and charged with driving under the influence. She is due in court on Sept. 28 at 1:30 p.m.

2120 Greenwood

Oscar E. Tenteria Rojas, 38, of 1404 Pitner Ave., was arrested at 2120 Greenwood Ave. at 9:22 a.m. Friday and charged with a traffic violation. He is due in court on Sept. 20 at 9 a.m.

1919 Dempster

Alexis Vega, 20, of 1706 Chase Ave., Chicago, was arrested at 1919 Dempster St. at 3:24 a.m. today and charged with driving under the influence. He is due in court on Aug. 31 at 9 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. 

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 stations and business-oriented magazines.

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