A victim claims that the workman he hired over the internet ran off with $658 worth of floor tiles the victim purchased at Home Depot.This among the stories in today’s daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.


Church at Brown

A victim claims he was threatened by a man displaying a weapon at Church Street and Brown Avenue at 6:56 p.m. Friday.


1400 Dobson

A burglar kicked in a door to access an apartment storage area in the 1400 block of Dobson Street between 6:30 p.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. Friday.

2000 Cleveland

An unlocked door to the garage of a home in the 2000 block of Cleveland Street provided an opportunity for a burglar who made off with a green Trek bicycle between 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Friday.

1200 Judson

Someone stole cash out of an unlocked 2007 Honda in the 1200 block of Judson Avenue between 10 p.m. Thursday and 2 p.m. Friday.

100 Clyde

Credit and debit cards were stolen from a 1998 Honda parked, unlocked, in the 100 block of Clyde Avenue between 8 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. Friday.

Criminal Damage

2000 Grey

Someone damaged a window of a home in the 2000 block of Grey Avenue between 11 p.m. and midnight Friday.

Shots Heard

1900 Jackson

Gunshots were reported in the 1900 block of Jackson Avenue at 12:28 a.m. today. Police checked the area but found nothing.


2300 Oakton

A victim advertised on the internet for someone to lay ceramic floor tile at a job site. He and the workman who responded purchased $658 in tile at Home Depot in the 2300 block of Oakton Street at about 12:15 p.m. Friday. The workman loaded the tile into his truck and drove off, but never arrived at the job site, according to the victim.

2400 Main

A cell phone left unattended at a business parking lot in the 2400 block of Main Street was stolen around 5:20 p.m. Friday.

1600 Dodge

A cell phone left unattended at Evanston Township High School was stolen between noon and 7:43 p.m. Friday.

1800 Simpson

Michael D. Miner, 62, of 1817 Simpson St., was arrested at 1800 Simpson St. at 4:39 p.m.Thursday and charged with retail theft. He is due in court on April 7 at 10:30 a.m.


1117 Howard

Raven A. Brothers, 20, of 2017 Joanna Ave., Zion, was arrested at 1117 Howard St. at 2:30 a.m. yesterday and charged with a traffic violation. He is due in court on April 21 at 10:30 a.m.

1700 Greenleaf

Quinn Madsen Cahill, 19, of 1222 Lee St., was arrested at 1700 Greenleaf St. at 6:12 p.m. yesterday and charged with a traffic violation. He is due in court on April 26 at 1:30 p.m.

7520 California

David Kartom, 36, of 6651 N. Maplewood Ave., Chicago, was arrested at 7520 N. California Ave., Chicago, at 2:16 a.m. Saturday and charged with driving under the influence. He is due in court on May 5 at 9 a.m.

1700 Hartrey

Kyndrick D. Lindsey, 31, of 1707 Hartrey Ave., was arrested at 1700 Hartrey Ave. at 9:12 p.m. yesterday and charged with the consumption of alcohol in a vehicle. He is due in court on April 11 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...

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