Police Blotter March 17: Woman Attacked Over Facebook Comments; Chrysler Stolen Off Street
A recap of crimes committed in Evanston.
The following items are taken from the Evanston Police Department. In all incidents where an arrest occurred, a charge is merely an accusation and not evidence of guilt. The arrested person is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
A woman was attacked by another woman as she walked out of Babylon Foods on the 1600 block of Emerson Street at 4:15 p.m. on March 16. Police said that as she was pinned to the ground, the other woman hit her in the face with her keys, cutting her face. She said she knew the attacker, a 5-foot-7 black woman in a black sweater and black jeans. The victim said she was attacked after posting critical comments on Facebook about the other woman. The assailant fled in a vehicle. The victim refused treatment for the cuts to her face.
Sariese James, 24, of Evanston was arrested and charged with aggravated battery at 9:07 a.m. on March 16 on the 1100 block of Oakton Street. Her court date is set for April 4.
Tiarra D. Patterson, 22, of Chicago was arrested and charged with battery at the Evanston Police Station at 3 p.m. on March 16. Her court date is set for April 4.
A white 2000 Chrysler Voyager van was stolen from the street in front of its owner's house on the 700 block of Dobson Street between 8 p.m. on March 15 and 6:20 a.m. on March 16. Police said the thief probably broke out the driver's window, as glass was scattered on the street where the van was parked. The van has a suggested retail value of $4,300.
Bessie L. Salter, 59, of Evanston was arrested and charged with retail theft at Dominick's on the 2700 block of Green Bay Road at 9:30 p.m. on March 15. Her court date is set for March 21.
Charles T. Sokulski, 57, of Evanston was arrested and charged with retail theft at Barnes & Noble at 6:30 p.m. on March 15 on the 1600 block of Sherman Avenue. His court date is set for March 21.
A woman reported that a Samsung 4G Galaxy cell phone was stolen from her purse at 12:58 p.m. on March 15 on the 2100 block of Ridge Avenue. A possible thief was described as a 5-foot-5 black woman who weighed about 150 pounds.
A woman concealed and stole two shirts from a store on the 900 block of Church Street at 6:43 p.m. on March 16. The thief was described as a 5-foot-3 white woman about 18 years old who weighed about 130 pounds and had brown hair and green eyes.
A juvenile tried to steal clothing from a store on the 900 block of Church Street, but was topped by a store clerk at 5:15 p.m. on March 15.
A woman left her wallet unattended at a store on the 2400 block of Howard Street at 1:40 p.m. on March 16. She was able to retrieve it from the store manager, but the cash had been stolen from the wallet.
A ring of keys was stolen between 6:37 p.m. and 6:50 p.m. on March 16 on the 1700 block of Dodge Avenue. The thief was described as a 5-foot-5 black woman who weighed about 150 pounds.
An unattended bicycle was found stolen from a back yard on the 1200 block of Forest Avenue at 5 p.m. on March 9.
A man came into a building through the back door and stole a gray Hewlett-Packard laptop computer and a purse at 3:10 p.m. on March 16 on the 800 block of Church Street. The burglar was described as a 5-foot-9 black man in his 20s.
Criminal Damage to Property
A 2001 Kia was found scratched across the side at 3:30 p.m. on March 15 on the 2100 block of Ashland Avenue.
Patrick J. Gordon, 46, of Evanston was arrested and charged with trespassing at 11:51 p.m. on March 15 on the 1500 block of Oak Avenue. His court date is set for April 11.
Driving without a License
A 17-year-old Evanston resident was arrested and charged with driving without a valid license at 8:44 a.m. on March 16 on the 1400 block of Dodge Avenue.