It’s easy to leave something behind when the weather is bad, as thefts seem to spike in restaurants and libraries during foul weather. Today’s daily crime bulletin from Evanston police has a number of examples from the recent snowy weekend.


1000 Davis

Cash and miscellaneous merchandise was stolen in a restaurant in the 1000 block of Davis Street between 9:30 a.m. and 11:17 a.m. Friday.

1700 Sherman

A purse left unattended in a restaurant in the 1700 block of Sherman Avenue was taken between 1:40 p.m. and 2 p.m. yesterday.

1700 Orrington

A cell phone left unsecured in a restaurant in the 1700 block of Orrington Avenue on Saturday was taken between 12:15 a.m. and 12:25 a.m.

A cell phone, clothing, and miscellaneous merchndise was taken while unsecured in the Evanston Public Library in the 1700 block of Orrington Avenue between 4:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday.

1600 Chicago

A shoplifter took food from a grocery store in the 1600 block of Chicago Avenue around 12:37 p.m. Friday.

3300 Central

A shoplifter took alcoholic products from the CVS Pharmacy in the 3300 block of Central Street between 8:15 a.m. and 9:15 a.m. yesterday.

2300 McDaniel

A thief stole tools from an apartment storage area in the 2300 block of McDaniel Avenue between Nov. 1 and 9 p.m. Friday.

2209 Howard

Thomas Palmer, 45, of 2614 N. Harding Ave., Chicago, was arrested at 2209 Howard St. at 3 p.m. Friday and charged with retail theft. He is due in court on Feb. 27 at 9 a.m.


319 Dempster

Branden B. Eubanks, 25, of 7502 N. Hoyne Ave., Chicago, was arrested at 319 Dempster St. at 8:11 p.m. Thursday and charged with domestic battery.


400 Keeney

Someone forced open the front door of an apartment building at 400 Keeney St. between 9:30 a.m. Thursday and 12:11 p.m. Friday and entered two apartments, stealing negotiable instruments in one of them.

600 Brummel

A burglar forced entry into an apartment in the 600 block of Brummel Street between Dec. 14 and 7:47 p.m. Friday and took cash and jewelry.

100 Asbury

A cell phone and stereo equipment was taken from an unlocked 2012 Subaru in the 100 block of Asbury Avenue around 7 p.m. Saturday.

Criminal Damage

500 Florence

Someone damaged a wooden fence door in the yard of a home in the 500 block of Florence Avenue between 10 p.m. Sunday and 10:05 a.m. yesterday.

1500 Maple

Coffee was spilled on the side door of a 2007 Nissan in an apartment parking space in the 1500 block of Maple Avenue around 5 p.m. Friday.

Shots Heard

1800 Leland.

Gunshots were reported in the 1800 block of Leland Avenue at 7:39 p.m. yesterday. Police checked the area but found nothing


Florence at Davis

Emmanuel K. Dickerson, 23, of 1824 Ashland Ave., was arrested at Florence Avenue and Davis Street at 1:09 p.m. Friday and charged with a traffic violation.

1919 Dempster

Steven P. Subar, 57, of 1445 N. State Parkway, Chicago, was arrested at 1919 Dempster St. at midnight Sunday and charged with driving under the influence. He is due in court on Feb. 11 at 9 a.m.

Main at Ridge

Joshua P. Tyler, 26, of 1042 Ashland Ave., was arrested at Main Street and Ridge Avenue at 11:50 p.m. yesterday and charged with driving under the influence. He is due in court on March 12 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. 

Related Document:

Crime Bulletin (22Jan19)

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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