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Police Blotter Jan. 18: Teenage Boys Charged with Robbing Man at Davis El Station; Arrest Made in October Burglary

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.

 

Robbery

Four 13-year-old Chicago boys were arrested and charged with robbery at 6:14 p.m. on Jan. 15 at the Davis El Station on the 1600 block of Benson Avenue. Police said the youths accosted a man on the Church Street sidewalk outside the El station, then forced him against the wall and surrounded him. Once pinned, they took an Apple iPhone from his pocket. A friend rushed to the victim's aid. Police said the boys then tried to rob the second man, but they got nothing from him before he started yelling and they ran south along the west side of the El tracks. Police were called, and after a canvass of the area, they found the four individuals who met the description given by the victims and arrested them. They are due to appear in juvenile court.

 

Burglary

An 18-year-old Evanston man was arrested on charges stemming from an Oct. 6 residential burglary on the 2100 block of Lincoln Street. Andre J. Peart was arrested at 10 a.m. on Jan 16 at his home on the 1300 block of Dewey Avenue. Police said that fingerprints taken from the crime scene matched those of Peart on file. His court date is set for Feb. 7.

A 2010 Volkswagen was parked in a garage when the front passenger-side window was broken out and CDs were stolen between Jan. 14 and Jan. 16 on the 1700 block of Hinman Avenue.

A 2007 Jeep was parked in a garage on the 1700 block of Hinman Avenue between 8 p.m. on Jan. 15 and 7 a.m. on Jan. 16 when a window was broken and a GPS device was stolen from the car.

A 1999 Cadillac was parked in a secured garage between midnight and 7:58 a.m. on Jan. 16 on the 1400 block of Sherman Avenue when a window was broken out and GPS, CDs and cash were stolen from the car.

A window of a 1998 Isuzu was broken out between 10 p.m. on Jan. 15 and 2 p.m. on Jan. 16 on the 1600 block of Greenleaf Avenue. Cash, radio and a stereo faceplate were stolen from the vehicle.

A 1996 Ford was parked on the street on the 3000 block of Park Place between 8:30 a.m. on Jan. 15 and 10:15 a.m. on Jan. 16 when the handicap placard and an insurance card were stolen from the vehicle.

The resident of a home on the 2600 block of Crawford Avenue heard a burglar try to open the side and front door of the residence at 9 p.m. on Jan. 13.

Someone entered an unlocked 2009 Honda parked on the street on the 3000 block of Park Place between 10 p.m. on Jan. 15 and 8:59 a.m. on Jan. 16.

 

Theft

Jason J. Baik, 20, Evanston was arrested and charged with shoplifting at 2:37 p.m. on Jan. 16 at Barnes & Noble on the 1600 block of Sherman Avenue. His court date is set for March 1.

Deontre D. Chess, 19, of Skokie was arrested anc charged with shoplifting at 4:10 p.m. on Jan. 14 at Jewel-Osco on the 2400 block of Howard Street. His court date is set for March 1.

Leroy M. Grant, 50, was arrested and charged with shoplifting at 3:55 p.m. on Jan. 16 at Urban Outfitters on the 900 block of Church Street. His court date is set for Feb. 4.

Mahdi J. Zambrella, 18, of Evanston was arrested and charged with shoplifting at 5:42 p.m. on Jan. 15 at Dominick's on the 1900 block of Dempster Street. His court date is set for Feb. 4.

A 5-foot-7 Hispanic man in a dark coat and blue jeans reportedly stole two DVDs that someone left unattended on a counter at 9:20 p.m. on Jan. 16 on the 1900 block of Dempster Street. The victim said he weighs about 170 pounds.

A 5-foot-9 black man reportedly stole a Boss drum machine from the shelf of a business on the 1800 block of Church Street at 7:30 p.m. The thief reportedly wore a tan jacket and jeans.

Male subjects tried to steal items from a business on the 900 block of Church Street when the alarm sounded at 2:10 p.m. on Jan. 15.

A known offender removed a Sony Playstation 3 from a victim's residence on the 1400 block of Darrow Avenue between 3:15 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Jan. 16.

Mail was stoeln from a mailbox between 7:45 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Jan. 15 on the 1600 block of Pitner Avenue.

Two 16-year-old Evanston residents were arrested and charged with shoplifting at 11:48 p.m. on Jan. 14 at Dominick's on the 1900 block of Dempster Street.

Two 12-year-old Evanston residents were arrested and charged with shoplifting at 3:19 p.m. on Jan. 16 at Jewel-Osco on the 2400 block of Howard Street.

A 16-year-old Evanston resident was arrested and charged with shoplifting at 5:35 p.m. on Jan. 15 at AJ Wright on the 1900 block of Dempster Street. 

A 16-year-old Evanston resident was arrested and charged with theft at 2:30 a.m. on Jan. 18 at the Evanston Gas & Food Shell station on the 100 block of Ridge Avenue.

 

Fire Investigation

A 1997 Buick that was parked on the street caught on fire between 3:18 a.m. and 3:56 a.m. on Jan. 16 on the 2000 block of Ashland Avenue.

 

Criminal Damage to Property

The front and rear passenger-side windows of a 2003 Subaru were smashed out between 1 p.m. on Jan. 16 and 12:05 a.m. on Jan. 17 on the 1000 block of Harvard Terrace.

 

Driving under the Influence

Arnold E. Gurley, 60, of Evanston was arrested and charged with driving under the influence at 9:50 p.m. on Jan. 14 on the 1400 block of Oakton Street. His court date is set for Feb. 22.

 

Disorderly Conduct

Jeronne Wilford, 18, of Chicago was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 15 at the Davis El station on the 1600 block of Benson Avenue. His charges are in connection with a robbery involving four juveniles he was with at the time. His court date is set for Feb. 25.

 

Trespassing

Timothy J. Brown, 42, of Des Plaines was arrested on two charges of criminal trespassing at 12:15 a.m. on Jan. 18 on the 400 block of Custer Avenue. His court date is set for Feb. 22.

 

Forged Identification

Kevin L. Broh-Kahn, 18, of Evanston was arrested and charged with forging his identification at 2:36 a.m. on Jan. 18 on the 1400 block of Chicago Avenue. His court date is set for Feb. 16.

 

Possession of Marijuana

Albert E. Norman, 18, of Skokie was arrested and charged with marijuana possession at 4 p.m. on Jan. 14 at the AJ Mini-Mart on the 1900 block of Church Street. His court date is set for Feb. 7.

 

Driving without a Valid License

Curtis A. Carter, 19, of Evanston was arrested and charged with driving without a valid license at 2:30 a.m. on Jan. 18 on the 100 block of Ridge Avenue. His court date is set for March 1.

Shaundel E. Wimberly, 21, of Chicago was arrested and charged with driving without a valid license at 10:56 p.m. on Jan. 17 on the 1200 block of Hull Terrace. His court date is set for Feb. 11.

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