Eight Men Punch Victim On Custer

The information in this blotter was reported by Evanston Police on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. Where arrests are included, it does not indicate a conviction.

The following arrests and incidents were reported by the Evanston Police Department:

Eight Men Punch Victim On Custer
Eight men punched their victim in the face and on the back of his head between 8:45 and 9:15 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, in the 200 block of Custer Street, police reported. 

Burglaries Reported on South, Dempster, Payne
Someone stole a Canon camera from the living room of a home in the 500 block of South Boulevard between 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, and 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, according to police.

Someone broke the rear door of a barber shop in the 800 block of Dempster Street and stole cash between 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, and 7:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 24, according to police.

Pry marks appeared on a home in the 1700 block of Payne Street between 3:38 and 3:40 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, according to police.

Arrests: Trespass, Prohibited Noises
Charles Elliott Garcia, 23, of the 2600 block of West 23rd Street in Chicago, was arrested and charged with criminal trespass to property at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, in the 200 block of Chicago Avenue, according to police.

Omar Shaid Khan, 29, of the 800 block of Case Street in Evanston, was arrested and charged with making prohibited noises Saturday, Jan. 25, at his home, according to police.

Tip Jar Stolen On Sherman
A man stole the tip jar from a restaurant in the 1700 block of Sherman Avenue between 6:50 and 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, police reported. 

Man Assaults Victim at Dempster and Dodge
A man assaulted his victim in the parking lot of a business at Dempster Street and Dodge Avenue at 2:58 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, according to police.

Car Burglar Steals Coach Wallet, Social Security Card
Someone entered a 1994 Chevrolet parked in the 300 block of Sherman AVenue between 11 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, and 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, and stole a Coach wallet with its contents and a social security card, according to police.

Theft: Bike Rack, Basket, Clothes, Lifeguard Chair, Gas
Someone stole a black Yakima double bike rack from a 2004 Toyota parked in the 2100 block of Keeney Street between 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, and 9 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, according to police.

Someone stole a white canvas basket from a bicycle that was locked up at the train station in the 1600 block of Benson Avenue between 2:20 and 5:10 p.m. Friday, Jan .24, police reported.

Someone stole clothes delivered by a laundry to the 2200 block of Ridge Avenue between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, according to police.

Someone stole a handmade lifeguard chair from a backyard in the 1100 block of Foster Street between 10 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, and 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, according to police. 

Someone left without paying for gas at a station in the 100 block of Ridge Avenue at 2:07 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, according to police.

Men Steal Grey Goose On Howard
Two stole a 750-milliliter bottle of Grey Goose from a grocery store in the 2400 block of Howard Street between 5:17 and 5:20 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, police reported.

Mailboxes Damaged on Hinman
Someone damaged mailboxes in an apartment or condo common area in the 700 block of Hinman Avenue between Jan. 15 and 23, according to police. 

Graffiti Appears on Dodge
Graffiti appeared on a garage in the 1800 block of Dodge Avenue between midnight and 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, according to police.
Festus McMoron January 28, 2014 at 10:01 AM
...i thought i heard they were on "tricycles". it's amazing how rumors get started and all turned around!! but they did all whip the poor victim with their rosaries.
Jordan S. Zoot January 28, 2014 at 10:15 AM
Yea why were they carrying brass rosary beads? Something is fishy here....when they find the eight thugs...they had better take them immediately to the Evanston Animal Shelter for behavior tests.
Evanstonia January 28, 2014 at 12:24 PM
Maybe the "prohibited noises" amounted to loudly shaking the stolen restaurant tip jar.
Tantor January 29, 2014 at 05:27 PM
Who was the victim? Age, gender, ethnicity? This is important to determine the profile of the victims, so those fitting the profile are doubly careful.
Tantor January 31, 2014 at 05:33 PM
Ms. Fisher, can a reporter find out the age, gender and ethnicity of the victim so that this attack can be properly understood instead of remaining a mystery? If this is a case of Pick'em Out Knock'em Out (usually done on weaker victims and out of the blue so to speak) it should be reported as such. Or Could this have been a race crime?


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