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Two Men Snatch Purse On Dempster

The following information was reported by the Evanston Police Department on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013. Where arrests are included, it does not indicate a conviction.

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

Men Snatch Purse On Dempster

Two men snatched a purse from someone’s hand on the sidewalk in the 1800 block of Dempster Street at 6:10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 16, police reported.

Gunfire Reported On South, Florence, Darrow, Payne

Police investigated a report that someone fired a gun in the 800 block of South Boulevard around 10:16 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, according to police. Nothing was found in the area.

Police investigated a report that someone fired a gun in the 1000 block of Florence Avenue at 4:05 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17. Nothing was found in the area.

Police investigated a report that someone fired a gun in the 1100 block of Darrow Avenue at 2:42 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 18. They found five shell casings in the area, according to police.

Police investigated a report that someone fired a gun at Payne Street and Dewey Avenue at 2:50 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, according to police. Nothing was found in the area.

Arrests: Assault, DUI, Theft of Service

John D. Carey, 42, of the 700 block of Dobson in Evanston, was arrested and charged with assault at 8:22 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at his home, police said.

Salvador Gonzalez-Nabor, 27, of the 5900 block of North Ridge in Chicago, was arrested and charged with theft of service or labor in the 900 block of Ridge Avenue at 3:55 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, police reported.

Steve Levell Hardison, 54, of the 8200 block of Niles Center in Skokie, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence at 3:18 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, according to police.

Lucretia A. Knowles, 38, of the 1800 block of Dodge in Evanston, was arrested and charged with assault at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, police reported.

Larry Lee, 43, of the 7300 block of North Winchester in Chicago, was arrested and charged with retail theft at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, according to police.

Lewis David Rhone, 50, of the 1400 block of Chicago in Evanston, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault at 12:34 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, police reported.

Thief Steals BMW On Hinman

Someone stole a four-door, silver 2003 BMW with the license plate N184622 from an unlocked garage in the 1200 block of Hinman Avenue at 11:14 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, police reported.

Attempted Burglary On Dodge

Someone attempted to pry open the door of a home in the 800 block of Dodge Avenue between 4 and 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, according to police.

Burglars Steals Cash From Car

Someone forced open the door of a garage in the 800 block of Hinman Avenue and stole cash from a 2006 Volkswagen between 12:30 and 6 a.m. Friday, Aug. 16, according to police.

A man stole cash from an unlocked 1996 Subaru parked in the 1300 block of Greenwood Street at 6:05 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, police reported.

Bike Stolen On Hinman

Someone entered an unlocked garage in the 1000 block of Hinman Avenue and stole a Cannondale bicycle between July 15 and Aug. 9, according to police.

Thief Steals Wallet From Church

Someone stole a Fossil wallet that was left unattended at a church in the 1500 block of Simpson Street between 6:05 and 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, according to police.

iPod Stolen From Gym Locker

Someone stole an iPod touch that was left unattended in a gym locker in the 1700 block of Main Street between 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, police reported.

Man Steals Alcohol From Liquor Store

A man stole a bottle of Hennessy from a liquor store in the 1000 block of Davis Street at 1:02 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, police reported.

Two men stole 750 milliliters of Svedka vodka from a grocery store in the 1900 block of Dempster Street around 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, according to police.

Gas Siphoned From Car On Case

Someone stole ¾ of a tank of gas from a 2003 Saturn parked in the 800 block of Case Street between 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, and 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, police reported.

License Plate Swiped On Jackson

Someone stole a license plate from a 2004 Kia parked in the 1900 block of Jackson Street at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, according to police.

Criminal Damage to Vehicles

Someone dented and scratched a 2012 Buick parked in a municipal lot in the 2300 block of Oakton Street between 3 and 6:45 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, police reported.

Someone scratched a 2012 Volkswagen in the 1400 block of Elmwood Avneue between 9 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, and 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, according to police.

Someone keyed a 2002 Hyundai in an apartment parking lot in the 1800 block of Dodge Avenue between 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, and 12 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, police reported.

Graffiti Found On Custer, Church

Graffiti appeared on a business in the 700 block of Custer between 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, and 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, according to police.

Three men left graffiti on a construction site in the 300 block of Church Street between 3:45 and 4 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, police reported.

 

Tantor August 19, 2013 at 09:12 PM
Could we have the descriptions of the perpetrators please? For example, did the victim of the purse snatching see the assailants, or was the victim blind? What about the other incidents? Are the victims afraid to describe perpetrators? Please give descriptions when available so that we can all be alert. This is an important public service so that we can try to avoid being victimized.
Abigail Dash August 20, 2013 at 02:14 AM
Tantor you're silly you should be alert and aware of your surroundings all the time. The majority of descriptions given by victims are nothing more then the perpetrator's height sex and color of clothing i.e. a 5'10 white male wearing a black shirt and jeans. Clothing changes day to day so basically you have a 5ft 10in tall white male as a suspect. that description fits thousands of men in Evanston. Im sure if a picture or sketch comes out of a suspect it will be posted here but in the meantime relax and just pay attention to what goes on around you when you are out and about
Festus McMoron August 20, 2013 at 09:23 AM
patch gets info off police report. they are afraid to include description in their article. here's the description right off the police report: 2 black/Male,ht 0,0 lb. abigail, what planet are you from??
Seymour Taylor August 20, 2013 at 09:43 AM
Festus you moron, don't you know the perpetrators by now. they are the same two elusive 6ft 1in 175lb black men who are always present at the scene of every petty crime in Evanston. Strangely they have never been caught but everyone knows about them. There is also that 5ft 8in 150 lb black female who shows up a lot but she too has never been caught. Pay attention, and the next time you are robbed, take a picture with your cell phone and all crime in Evanston will come to a grinding halt.
Abigail Dash August 20, 2013 at 09:52 AM
Festus you apparently had trouble reading my comment and missed the point all together
Abigail Dash August 20, 2013 at 10:06 AM
Oh and Festus since you obviously don't know i.e is another way of saying EXAMPLE I wasn't stating the description of the actual offender I was just giving an example that knowing just an offenders race and sex isn't going to help the original person who commented on this pick the offender out of a crowd. Geez you're trying to make this into a race thing when that has nothing to do with what I was saying.
wayne buscombe August 20, 2013 at 10:34 AM
Ms. Abigail Dash: i.e., abbreviation for the Latin term 'id est,' means 'it is' or 'namely'. It refers to exclusive and exhaustive relationship between two things. For example, my sister's cat, i.e., Alexandra, where 'Alexandra' and 'my sister's cat' are one and the same. Alexandra is not an 'example' of 'my sister's cat,' Alexandra IS my sister's cat. The term for an example is e.g., short for the Latin term 'exempli gratia,' which means 'for example.' For example, one of the cats in our household, e.g., Mursik, where there are more than one involved (we have two cats in our house). People confuse 'i.e.' and 'e.g.' all the time; it helps to know which one you want to use. If you are citing an example, rather than a 'namely,' use e.g.
Tantor August 20, 2013 at 05:26 PM
a) Police, who know better than we do how to approach crime, request descriptions that include ethnicity, approximate height and age, clothes, etc., ergo such descriptions are useful for id, otherwise police would not use them b) perpetrators often do not change clothes, as happened recently in Chicago, where the black juvenile perpetrator (also known as "youth" or "kids") was wearing a batman shirt and after mugging some innocent unarmed people near the beach, and taking off his shirt, put it on again and was eventually identified by the victims c) perpetrators may change clothes but cannot change ethnicity (see b) d) descriptions are not only for the benefit of the police and the rest of us potential victims but for judicial purposes (see b) e) knowing the area where a crime was committed and the general description of the perp can help one be more aware of the people around us since criminals often hit the same areas where they have been successful before. There is also f), and g) but this is enough. THAT IS WHY DESCRIPTIONS OF ETHNICITY, HEIGHT, AGE, WEIGTH AND CLOTHES ARE IMPORTANT AND PATCH OUGHT TO INCLUDE THEM SO ONE DOES NOT HAVE TO FISH FOR THEM ELSEWHERE.
Festus McMoron August 20, 2013 at 05:57 PM
seymour, it might be hard to take a picture with my phone since i'm sure my assailants would already have it in their possession. i'm just praying they don't kill me.
el debarge August 21, 2013 at 08:12 PM
Nearly 24 hours since an armed robbery occurred on Keeney on 8-20-2013. Female victim robbed by 2 offenders at GUNPOINT and yet no report on Patch. Awaiting the full description of the offenders
Jennifer Fisher (Editor) August 22, 2013 at 10:45 AM
el debarge, did you witness the incident? Where did you hear about it? We will check with police.
Tantor August 22, 2013 at 12:47 PM
El debarge, a good deal of crime in Evanston is not reported even to the police for various reasons. So the known statistics are just the tip of the iceberg. For example, employees at a big grocery store have told me that on a regular basis “youth” (also known as “teens,” “kids,” “juveniles,” etc.) take liquor from the shelves, put it under their shirts, and walk by the cash registers smirking defiantly at the cashiers. Cashiers don’t try to stop them for fear of being shot and don’t bother to report to the police because nothing will come of it and the youth will retaliate. That is why the store places under lock and key its most expensive liquor. Customers have to request to have the liquor unlocked to even look at it. Business loses of course are passed to consumers in the form of higher prices or less hiring. In other cases, victims of muggings or rapes are too ashamed to say anything. Or a victim may find his tires cut or his property or car painted with graffiti, but decide there is no point in reporting it since the perpetrators will not be apprehended anyway, so why waste time reporting it, being interviewed by the police, etc. BTW, how is the investigation of the murder of the two unarmed shopkeepers killed at their cigar shop on Davis going? Has the FBI being consulted? What is happening with this investigation? Has it gone "cold"? Would a journalist find out?
Jennifer Fisher (Editor) August 22, 2013 at 02:44 PM
Here's the story about the armed robbery that happened on Aug. 20: http://evanston.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/robbers-steal-iphone-at-gunpoint

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