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Police Blotter Feb. 11: Handyman Sees Burglars Steal TV; Teen Arrested After Loitering at McDonald's

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.

 

Burglary

A handyman was on a property on the 700 block of Wesley Avenue at 11:44 a.m. on Feb. 10. He went to his truck to put some tools away, and when he returned, he saw two black men about 19 years old run out an unlocked door and down the alley with a 42-inch Samsung television, stolen from the home. He chased after them, but they escaped into a teal Nissan. When the homeowners arrived later, police said they confirmed that a MacIntosh desktop computer was also stolen. The computer was worth $1,500 and the TV was worth $600. The burglars were between 5-foot-6 and 5-foot-10. One of them wore a red winter cap.

 

Trespassing

Kairi J. Roberson, 18, of Evanston was arrested and charged with trespassing at 4:21 p.m. on Feb. 10 at McDonald's on the 1900 block of Dempster Street. Police said they were called to the McDonald's after some complaints of loitering teenagers. While at the restaurant, officers observed Roberson argue with store management, who asked him to leave if he wasn't going to buy anything. When he refused, police arrested him. His court date is set for March 31. 

 

Theft

An Illinois state ID, cash and a Social Security card were stolen from a locker at 11:50 a.m. on Feb. 9 on the 1000 block of Dodge Avenue.

 

Criminal Damage to Property

A man was seen spraying graffiti on a 1992 Toyota while it was parked in an alley on the 300 block of Callan Avenue at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 10.

 

Domestic Battery

A 30-year-old Evanston man was arrested and charged with domestic battery at 6:05 p.m. on Feb. 10 at his home on the 200 block of Callan Avenue. His court date is set for Feb. 16.

 

Arrest Warrant

William L. Shelton, 59, of Evanston was arrested on a warrant at his home on the 900 block of Maple Avenue at 4:45 p.m. on Feb. 7.

Bruce Tripp, 28, of Chicago was arrested on a warrant at 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 8 at Evanston Gas & Food on the 100 block of Ridge Avenue.

Tamika D. Williams, 28, of Chicago was arrested on a warrant at 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 8 at the CVS/pharmacy on the 100 block of Asbury Avenue.

 

Driving without a License

Jacobi R. Barnett, 22, of Chicago was arrested and charged with driving without a valid license at 9:24 a.m. on Feb. 10 on the 1100 block of Ridge Avenue. His court date is set for March 14.

Leroy Davis, 53, of Palatine was arrested and charged with driving without a valid license at 11 a.m. on Feb. 8 on the 1500 block of Dempster Street. His court date is set for March 1.

Sergio R. Kestler, 22, of Chicago was arrested and charged with driving without a valid license at 12:42 a.m. on Feb. 11 on the 1000 block of Hull Terrace. His court date is set for Feb. 22.

Imran Shafi, 25, of Chicago was arrested and charged with driving without a valid license at 2:33 p.m. on Feb. 10 at the intersection of Green Bay Road and Emerson Street. His court date is set for Feb. 22.

 

Graffiti

Graffiti was sprayed in the lobby of a building on the 100 block of Asbury Avenue between 6 p.m. on Feb. 9 and 11:30 a.m. on Feb. 10.

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