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Blotter: Thief Steals Vintage Shotguns, Coin Collection and More

The following information was supplied by the Evanston Police Department on Monday, Aug. 6, 2012. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

Shots Fired on Ridge, Foster

Police investigated a report that someone fired shots in an alley in the 1800 block of Ridge Avenue around 9:05 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4. Nothing was found in the area.

Police investigated a report that a man had fired a gun in the 2300 block of Foster Street at 3:57 a.m. Monday, Aug. 6. Nothing was found in the area.

Police investigated a report that a man had fired a gun at Chicago Avenue and South Boulevard at 3:40 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4. Nothing was found in the area. 

Vintage Shotguns Stolen On Eastwood Avenue

Police reported that a woman stole several items worth more than $500 from a home in the 2700 block of Eastwood Avenue between July 1 and Aug. 4. Among the items reported missing were vintage pump-action shotguns, three DVD movies, a black metal safe with gold trim, a canvas Remington ammunition bag, a walking cane with a gold handle, an etching, a picture of a duck, a vintage coin collection, a collectible wooden bench with brass trim and an octagonal wooden table, according to police. 

Kia Rio Stolen on Emerson Street

Someone stole a 2009 white, four-door Kia Rio from the 200 block of Emerson Street between 8 and 11:50 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, police reported. 

Residential Burglary on Ridge Avenue

Someone damaged the rear door and stole three house keys and one car key from an apartment in the 400 block of Ridge Avenue between 8:45 and 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, according to police. 

Burglaries to Motor Vehicles

A man tried to open the doors and trunk of a 2001 Saturn parked in the 500 block of Sherman Avenue at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, police reported.

Someone stole a Dell laptop computer and a backpack with its contents from a 2012 Hyundai parked in the 1700 block of Orrington Avenue between 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, and 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, according to police.

Someone stole an oxygen tank from an unlocked car parked in the 300 block of Ridge Avenue between 1:13 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, and 1 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, according to police.

Stolen Bicycles on Benson, Orrington

Someone stole a red and white women’s Schwinn bicycle that was locked to a bike storage rack in the 1600 block of Benson Avenue between July 19 and August 3, according to police. 

Someone stole a 10-speed bike with mud flaps that was locked up in the 1100 block of Foster Street between 12:15 and 12:35 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, according to police.

Possession of a Controlled Substance

Thedis Brown Jr., 50, of the 8200 block of Marshfield Avenue in Chicago, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance in the 1600 block of Dodge Avenue at 9:27 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, police reported.

Cigarettes, Alcohol and Batteries Stolen in Retail Theft

A man stole cigarettes and alcohol from a store in the 1100 block of Chicago Avenue around 7:45 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, police reported.

Charles Robert Rosales, 38, of the 100 block of Custer Street in Evanston, was arrested and charged with retail theft after he allegedly stole batteries from a drug store in the 100 block of Asbury Avenue at 1:18 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, according to police. 

Camera Stolen on Sheridan Road

Someone stole a Canon camera from a home in the 1400 block of Sheridan Road between July 24 and 29, according to police. 

Package Stolen On Dobson Street

Someone stole a package with clothing from Express from the common area of an apartment or condo in the 1400 block of Dobson Street between 1:58 and 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, according to police. 

Two Thefts on Dodge Avenue Friday Night

Someone stole cash and a Samsung cell phone from a purse in the 300 block of Dodge Avenue between 10:06 and 10:26 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, police reported.

Someone also stole a purse and cash from a table in a building in the 300 block of Dodge Avenue between 10:06 and 10:26 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, according to police. 

Keys Stolen On Lee Street

Two men stole keys from a home in the 1900 block of Lee Street between 5 and 5:15 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, police reported. 

Graffiti on Colfax Street

Police reported that graffiti appeared on a garage in the 1000 block of Colfax Street between 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, and 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3. 

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