Saturday, April 13, 2013
Recent armed robbery in Deerfield sparks debate among Patch readers.
A discussion broke out between Patch readers Tuesday in the wake of the armed robbery in Deerfield when two men walked into a Deerfield store Monday as one pointed a gun at employees and customers ordering them into a back room. The incident ended with no one hurt and three men arrested for armed robbery and kidnapping less than three hours after the incident began, according to Deerfield Police reports. Earlier: Police Arrest Armed Robbery Suspects After Chase That did not stop Patch readers from discussing whether allowing conceal carry in Illinois would have prevented the crime or exacerbated the situation. “A great example of why we need concealed carry in Illinois,” Ronnie wrote. “Another example of a bad guy with a gun and helpless …
Friday, April 12, 2013
An armed robbery occurred at Jimmy John's at 3520 Lake St. on Thursday night.
An armed robbery occurred at Jimmy John's Wilmette location on Thursday night, according to Wilmette Police reports. Between approximately 8:50 p.m. and 8:55 p.m., an unknown male wearing a green jacket, black boots and blue jeans entered the restaurant — located at 3520 Lake St. — as employees were in the process of closing up, police reports state. The offender displayed a silver handgun and ordered the employees to the back of the restaurant. The offender took an undetermined amount of cash and left on foot in an unknown direction.
Friday, February 15, 2013
This edition of the Evanston police blotter includes information supplied by police on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
Police say a man pointed a gun at another man and demanded his valuables during an armed robbery Thursday afternoon. The victim was standing on a porch in the 1400 block of Darrow Avenue at 4:20 p.m. on Valentine’s Day when the offender demanded that he hand over his property, according to police. The robber stole cash and an Apple cell phone with a cracked screen, police said.
Friday, January 11, 2013
This edition of the Evanston police blotter includes information supplied by police on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
The following arrests and incidents were reported by the Evanston Police Department: Three Men Display Weapon in Robbery on Ridge Three men presented a weapon and demanded their victim’s property, then stole a debit card and cash between 6:45 and 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, at the intersection of Church Street and Ridge Avenue, according to police. Burglar Steals Stereo System, Tools Someone damaged the door of a business in the 200 block of Chicago Avenue and stole a stereo system, grinder and heater between 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, and 9 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, according to police. Woman Cuts Victim’s Face A known female offender cut the face of her victim at 6:10 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, in the 1700 block of Monroe Avenue, police …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Evanston police are searching for an armed robber who approached two employees at the Burger King in the 1800 block of Dempster Street and demanded money from the safe.
Evanston police are searching for an armed robber who they say held up the Burger King at 1829 Dempster St. early Wednesday morning. The man entered the store carrying a handgun around 6:10 a.m., according to police, just after it opened for business. He approached the two employees on duty and demanded they give him money from the store’s safe, then forced them into the store's freezer, police said. They handed over approximately $1,000 in cash and coins to the man, who ran out the rear service door, according to police. Contacted Wednesday morning, a Burger King employee declined to comment on the incident. Evanston police detectives are reviewing video surveillance cameras from the restaurant, and released a description and photographs…
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Evanston police arrested an 18-year-old man from Evanston, saying he robbed a Sarpino’s Pizza delivery driver at knifepoint on Sept. 8.
Evanston police charged an 18-year old Evanston man with robbery, alleging that he stole two pizzas from a delivery driver at knifepoint in early September. Terrell L. Farmby, of the 100 block of Ridge Avenue, was arrested Wednesday, Oct. 24, and charged with armed robbery, a felony, according to a press release from the police department. Police say he and another man held a knife to a Sarpino’s Pizza delivery driver at 3:15 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, then stole two pizzas from the driver. The victim later identified Farmby in a lineup, according to police. Detectives are still searching for a second suspect. Farmby is scheduled to appear in room 105 of Cook County Circuit Court in Skokie at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20.
Monday, October 15, 2012
This edition of the Evanston police blotter includes information supplied by police on Monday, Oct. 15, 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: DUI, Aggravated Assault, Battery, Forgery Andrew Iniguez, 22, of the 800 block of Hinman Avenue in Evanston, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence at 11:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, in the 500 block of Main Avenue, according to police. Harry Paul Jackson, 43, of the 1500 block of Dewey Avenue in Evanston, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault Friday, Oct. 12, in the 1700 block of Maple Avenue, according to police. A 36-year-old man was arrested and charged with domestic battery at his home in Evanston at 7:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12, police reported. Martin Melendez Jr., 41, of the 1800 block of Mulford Street in …
Monday, September 10, 2012
Police are searching for suspects in two of three robberies that took place in Evanston between Saturday, Sept. 8, and Sunday, Sept. 9. Robbers had a handgun in one incident and a knife in another.
Evanston police are searching for suspects in two of three armed robberies that took place this weekend, one involving stolen pizza. On Saturday, Sept. 8, a Sarpino’s Pizzeria driver was making a delivery in the 800 block of Dobson Street when two male teenagers came up to him, according to police. One threatened him with a knife, while the other shoved him. The teens took $23 worth of pizza, then ran away. The following day, Evanston police responded to the 700 block of Florence Avenue at 7:15 p.m. after a 9-11 caller reported an armed robbery. A 28-year-old woman, A 28-year-old man and their 8-year-old daughter had just parked their vehicle and were walking down the street when two offenders approached them, one with a handgun. The …
Saturday, September 8, 2012
About $1,600 worth of Newport cigarettes and $800 in cash was stolen from a 7-Eleven in Skokie on Sept. 2.
A 7-Eleven employee was robbed at gunpoint in Skokie on Sept. 2 around 7:20 p.m. According to police, two men entered the store at 3441 Church St. and approached the front counter. One of the suspects then leaned over and pointed a black and silver semi-automatic pistol at the clerk. “Open the drawer and give me all of your money,” the suspect told the employee, according to the report. “And cigarettes, too. And open the safe.” About $800 was taken from the cash register and 160 packs of Newport cigarettes were removed from behind the counter. The estimated value of the smokes was placed at around $1,600, the report stated. Both subjects failed to open the safe, according to police. The culprits then left the store and fled westbound on …
Friday, August 24, 2012
One man turned himself in after police released surveillance footage of two suspects at a 7-Eleven in Skokie, using a credit card that was reported stolen in the armed robbery.
A 23-year-old man from Evanston turned himself in to police and was charged Thursday in connection with an armed robbery of three Northwestern University students that took place over the weekend. Timothy Blue, of the 1800 block of Hartrey Avenue in Evanston, came to police on Wednesday, Aug. 22, after they released surveillance video showing him and another suspect using a credit card stolen in the robbery. Blue and another man allegedly approached three female Northwestern University students at the intersection of Foster Street and Pratt Court at 1:10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, according to police. One of the men pulled out a silver handgun and demanded that they hand over their valuables, police said. The man with the gun stole one woman's …