Several bicycles were stolen and two areas reported hearing gunshots. These are incidents included in today’s daily crime report from Evanston police, covering the weekend just ended.


800 Chicago

The seat of a bicycle locked to a bike rack in the 800 block of Chicago Avenue was stolen between 8:30 a.m. and 6:25 p.m. Friday.

800 Hinman

A bicycle was taken from an apartment storage area between 6:30 p.m. Saturday and 10:30 a.m. yesterday..

1500 Chicago

A bicycle was stolen from a sidewalk in the 1500 block of Chicago Avenue between 8 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. yesterday.

1200 Darrow

A bicycle was stolen from the yard of a home in the 1200 block of Darrow Avenue between 1:15 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday.

2000 Church

A bicycle was taken from the yard of a home in the 2000 block of Church Street around 9 a.m. yesterday.

500 Davis

A purse left unattended at a medical office in the 500 block of Davis Street, was stolen around 3:45 p.m. Friday.

1700 Brown

A 2005 Nissan was stolen from the 1700 block of Brown Avenue around 1 p.m. yesterday.

1640 Chicago

Mary Coatar O’Rourke. 71, of 1585 Ridge Ave., was arrested at 1640 Chicago Ave. at 3:32 p.m. Friday and charged with retail theft. She is due in court on Dec. 4 at 9 a.m.

Shots Heard

300 Dewey

Gunshots were reported at 9:06 p.m. Saturday in the 300 block of Dewey Avenue. Police checked the area but found nothing.

Custer at Brummel

Gunshots were reported at Custer Avenue and Brummel Street at 11:14 p.m. yesterday. Police checked the area but found nothing.


2700 Woodbine

A passenger side window was broken on a 2016 Ford in the 2700 block of Woodbine Avenue between 6:15 p.m. and 6:35 p.m. Saturday.

300 Sherman

Someone took cash, documents, a cell phone, and documents from a 2005 Chevrolet in the 300 block of Sherman Avenue between 5:30 p.m. Thursday and 11 a.m. Friday.

Criminal Damage

600 South Boulevard

A 2013 Volkswagen was keyed from front to back on the passenger side between 9 p.m. Thursday and 4:15 p.m. Friday.


1454 Elmwood

Nicholas D. Nelson, 22, of 2006 Sherman Ave., was arrested at Evanston police headquarters at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday and charged with criminal sexual assault.


2700 Woodbine

A robber implied he had a weapon and demanded his victim’s property in the 1700 block of Woodbine Ave. at 6:36 p.m. Sunday.


1800 Ridge

Jillian A. Casebeer, 24, of 1351 W. Touhy Ave., Chicago, was arrested at 1800 Ridge Ave. at 9:39 a.m. Wednesday and charged with a traffic violation. He is due in court on Dec. 13 at 9 a.m.

847 Dodge

Edgar Armando Hernandez Villatoro, 57, of 5712 N. Artesian Ave., Chicago, was arrested at 847 Dodge Ave. at 7:19 p.m. Friday and charged with a traffic violation. He is due in court on Nov. 29 at 10:30 a.m.

1000 Austin

Brian E. McDavid, 51, of 5834 N. Paulina St., Chicago, was arrested at 1000 Austin St. at 1:12 p.m. Wednesday and charged with a traffic violation. He is due in court on Nov. 20 at 1:30 p.m.

5600 Old Orchard

James D. Potts, 18, of 2320 Greenwood St., was arrested at 5600 Old Orchard Road at 11:14 a.m. Friday and charged with reckless driving.

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 (11/05/18)

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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