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Police ID Suspect In Recent Vandalism Sprees

Evanston police believe a 22-year-old man is responsible for 32 separate incidents of criminal damage that took place last weekend, including cut cable wires and flattened tires.

Police say a 22-year-old Evanston man is responsible for 32 separate incidents of criminal damage that took place last weekend, including punctured tires and sliced phone and TV wires, according to a press release from the department. 

Detectives used surveillance video from a local CTA station to identify the suspect, who can be seen getting off a train coming from downtown Evanston, then cutting an electrical wire in the station stairway, according to police. 

The man who is suspected in the spree of vandalism was not charged, police said, since he was recently admitted to a psychiatric institution to treat a “chronic condition.” 

“The police department does not anticipate charges in these incidents due to the subject being admitted for an extended treatment,” police spokesperson Cmdr. Jason Parrott said in the release. 

Police believe the man cut wires on 12 different buildings and flattened tires on 21 different vehicles during the night of Oct. 19 to 20 and Oct. 21 to 22. 

Here is a list of the recent vandalisms reported in the police blotter: 

Someone or some people flattened the tires of ten separate cars parked in the 2300 and 2200 blocks of Sherman Avenue, the 2200 and 2300 blocks of Orrington Avenue and the 700 block of Colfax Street between late Friday, Oct. 19, and early Saturday, Oct. 20.  

Someone cut cable wires to a home in the 600 block of Oakton Street between 10 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, and 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 22, according to police. 

Someone cut the phone wires at a home in the 500 block of Dempster Street between 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, and 5:45 a.m. Monday, Oct. 22, police reported. 

Someone cut the cable wires to a home in the 300 block of Church Street at 2:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 22, according to police. 

Someone cut the cable wires to a home in the 1100 block of Forest Avenue at 10 pm. Sunday, Oct. 21, police reported. 

Someone cut the cable wires to a home in the 1600 block of Judson Avenue between 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, and 8:15 a.m. Monday, Oct. 22, according to police. 

Someone cut the cable wires to a home in the 1600 block of Forest Avenue between 12:01 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, and 8 a.m. Monday, Oct. 22, according to police.

Someone punctured the tires of a car in the 400 block of Davis Street at 7:40 a.m. Monday, Oct. 22, according to police.

Someone punctured the tires of a car in the 300 block of Davis Street at 8:02 a.m. Monday, Oct. 22, police reported. 

Someone punctured the tires of two cars car in the 300 block of Davis Street between 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, and 7 a.m. Monday, Oct. 22, according to police. 

Someone punctured the tires of another car in the 300 block of Davis Street at 8:16 a.m. Monday, Oct. 22, police reported.

Someone punctured the tires of three cars parked in an alley in the 1200 block of Judson Avenue between the evening of Sunday, Oct. 21, and the morning of Monday, Oct. 22, police reported.

Someone punctured the tires of a car in the 300 block of church Street at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, police reported. 

Someone cut the phone wires of a business in the 1700 block of Sherman Avenue between 3:30 and 9:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 22, according to police. 

Someone punctured the tires of a car parked in an alley in the 1700 block of Maple Avenue between 12:05 p.m. and 9 a.m. Monday, Oct. 22, according to police.  

Someone cut the phone wires to a business in the 1200 block of Chicago Avenue between 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, and 5:45 a.m. Monday, Oct. 22, according to police. 

Someone cut the phone wires to a business in the 500 block of Dempster Street between 8:45 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, and 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 22, police reported. 

Someone cut the wires behind a home in the 1600 block of Forest Place between 10 and 11:50 a.m. Monday, Oct. 22, according to police. 

Vandal Cuts Church Wires

Someone cut the wires leading to a church in the 1700 block of Benson Avenue between 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, and 12 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, according to police.

 

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