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Thieves Steals Chanel Wallet, Jessica Simpson Purse

This edition of the Evanston police blotter includes information supplied by police on Thursday, Dec. 6, 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, Retail Theft

Earl E. Arthurs, 33, of the 1800 block of Brown Avenue, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct at 10:40 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, in the 1800 block of Brown Avenue, police reported.

Saul Castaneda, 33, of the 600 block of Dempster Street in Evanston, was arrested and charged with criminal defacement at 3 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, in the 800 block of Grove Street, according to police. 

Tony Donte Foreman, 24, of the 1600 block of West Jonquil Street in Chicago, was arrested and charged with retail theft at 5:08 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, in the 100 block of Asbury Avenue, police reported. 

Thieves Steals Chanel Wallet, Jessica Simpson Purse

Someone stole a Chanel wallet with its contents from a purse at a grocery store in the 1100 block of Chicago Avenue at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, police reported.

Someone stole a Jessica Simpson leather purse with its contents from the trunk of a 2010 Toyota parked in the 200 block of Barton Avenue between 5 and 5:40 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, according to police.

Woman Steals Cash, Checks From Apartment

A woman stole cash and Harbour Inc. checks made out to tenants from a locked area in an apartment in the 700 block of Brummel Street between 1 and 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, according to police.

Bike Tire Stolen, Snow Blower Stolen From Garages

Someone stole a Scott wider tire from a bicycle left in an unlocked garage in the 1100 block of Monroe Street at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, police reported. 

Someone stole a Toro snow blower from an unlocked garage in the 1500 block of Pitner Avenue between 4:55 and 5 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, according to police. 

Procrustes' Foil December 07, 2012 at 11:06 AM
Many thefts and burglaries are crimes of opportunity. I'm flummoxed by the number of Evanstonians who present opportunities to criminals. I've lost count of the number of people who leave valuables in unlocked cars and garages, purses left in unattended shopping carts, electronic devises left on counters, etc. I'm not saying that crimes victims are at fault. I'm suggesting that we need to be more vigilant in reducing the number of opportunities. I moved here from Chicago and have been a crime victim.
Jennifer Fisher (Editor) December 07, 2012 at 03:26 PM
Don't forget the people who leave their bicycles unlocked on their front lawns, where they frequently get stolen. I saw that a lot during the summer. Or the people who have literally left their keys in their cars, and then their cars get stolen. That stinks!

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