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Man Asks To Borrow Skateboard, Then Steals It

This edition of the Evanston police blotter includes information supplied by police on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

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

Arrests: Battery, Disorderly Conduct

A 38-year-old Evanston man was arrested and charged with domestic battery at 1:45 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, police reported. 

Randall Thomas Mercer, 32, of the 700 block of Grey Avenue in Evanston, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct at 4:49 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, in the 1400 block of Elmwood Avenue, according to police. 

Joshua Samuel Morales, 19, of the 9100 block of Bennett in Skokie, was arrested and charged with battery at 12:40 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, in the 1900 block of Jackson, police reported.

Report of Shots Fired on Mulford

Police investigated a report that someone had fired shots in the 800 block of Mulford Street at 1:45 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17. Nothing was found in the area.

Burglary on Hartzell

Someone entered a garage in the 2500 block of Hartzell Street between 12:05 and 6:15 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, and stole an iPod, iPod adapter and cash, police reported. 

Attempted Auto Theft on Emerson

Someone damaged the steering column of a 1996 Chevrolet in an attempted auto theft in the 1500 block of Emerson Street between 10:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, and 9 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, according to police. 

Skateboard Stolen in Park

A man asked to borrow a skateboard in a park at the intersection of Florence Street and Church Avenue, then left the park with the skateboard at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, police reported. The skateboard was a 38- to 42-inch long board with a pink bottom, pink wheels and stickers. 

Car Burglaries on Michigan, Elmwood, Princeton

Someone entered a car in the 500 block of Michigan Avenue but took nothing between 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, and 8:15 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, according to police. 

Someone entered a 2012 Honda that was parked in the 1100 block of Elmwood Avenue and stole nothing between 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, and 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, police reported. 

Someone broke the window of a 2006 Ford parked in the 2600 block of Princeton Avenue and stole an 18 volt drill and other tools and equipment between 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, and 7 a.m. Tuesday Oct. 16, according to police.

Metal Handrail Stolen From Apartment

Someone stole a section of metal handrail from the common area of an apartment or condominium in the 800 block of Forest Avenue at 12:01 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, police reported. 

Graffiti Found at Chicago and Main

Police say they found graffiti at the intersection of Chicago Avenue and Main Street at 3:40 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16. 

el debarge October 18, 2012 at 04:13 PM
We had a Morales family in Evanston who for years we the recipients uncountable calls for service from EPD. Now ruining what used to be a nice, safe Skokie neighborhood? Just wonderin'
Frank October 19, 2012 at 01:42 AM
Same family...

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