Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Evanston police arrested Andre Peart and charged him with one count of felony for possession of burglary tools.
Evanston police arrested a 20-year-old man in connection with a burglary attempt in the 1000 block of Darrow Avenue Monday, according to a press release. Andre Peart, 20, of the 1300 block of Dewey Ave., was charged with felony for possession of burglary tools and is set to appear in Circuit Court of Cook County on April 16. Just before noon on March 25, Evanston police responded to a call of a suspicious person attempting to break into a home on Darrow Avenue. The initial caller was unable to remain on the scene but provided a detailed description of the suspect. Police stopped a man fitting the description in the 1500 block of Greenleaf Avenue and later identified the man as Peart. Peart later admitted to his intentions to break into…
Monday, March 25, 2013
Did you know the city manager can have you quarantined? That an alderman can arrest you? Here are five surprising Evanston laws.
Every city in America has a handful of unusual or surprising laws on the books. Here are a few from Evanston’s City Code that you might find informative, interesting or outright strange. You can be arrested and detained by Evanston’s mayor, aldermen, city clerk, city manager, assistant city manager, corporation counsel and fire chief According to section 9-1-5 of the Evanston City Code, police powers are extended to all of the aforementioned members of the city government because they have been declared “conservators of the peace and law enforcing officers”. Their powers include the ability to “arrest or cause to be arrested, with or without process, all persons who break the peace, or are found violating any municipal ordinance or any …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The Deeondra Dawson murder case will be featured on Crime Stoppers Case Files: Chicago this Saturday at 11 p.m.
An unsolved murder case from more than 20 years ago will be featured on a Chicago television program this Saturday. In the early morning hours of April 23, 1992, 25-year-old Deeondra Dawson was murdered in the presence of her four-year-old son at her apartment at 634 Sherman Ave., Evanston. Investigators say someone Dawson knew stabbed and bludgeoned her to death but left the child unharmed. The child was in the apartment with his mother’s dead body for several hours before police discovered the crime scene. The television program, Crime Stoppers Case Files: Chicago, airs 11 p.m., Saturday, March 23, on WPWR, MY50. The show aims to make the public aware of this cold case in hopes of finding new leads that could assist in solving the…
Monday, March 11, 2013
Evanston City Council will be recognizing Sean O’Brien Monday night at Morton Civic Center.
The Evanston City Council will be recognizing Sean O’Brien, an Evanston police officer who rescued a 7-year-old boy from the Des Plaines River while off-duty, according to a press release. “Officer O’Brien’s observation skills and quick actions saved the child’s life,” according to the release. “His actions are commendable to both the people of Des Plaines and the City of Evanston.” Evanston City Council and Evanston Police Chief Richard Eddington will be recognizing O’Brien, who's been with Evanston Police Department for four years, after 7 p.m. on Monday at Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center of Evanston, 2100 Ridge Ave. On March 5, while O’Brien was driving home with his girlfriend, he saw a young boy running in the street with no adult …
Friday, March 8, 2013
Evanston Police Chief Richard Eddington attributed the rise in violent crimes to an increase in aggravated assaults and battery connected with an ongoing conflict between members of two local factions.
Violent crimes increased in Evanston from 2011 to 2012, although overall crime numbers stayed relatively flat, according to Evanston Police Chief Richard Eddington. The total number of violent crimes—including murder, criminal sexual assault, robbery and aggravated assault and battery—increased from 180 in 2011 to 235 in 2012, according to police figures released on Friday. When police add in the statistics from burglaries, thefts, motor vehicle thefts and arsons, the total number of major crimes actually decreased from 2011 to 2012 by .7 percent, according to Eddington. Stay up to date on the latest Evanston news by signing up for our free newsletter. Police departments classify crimes in two groups, as defined by Federal Bureau of …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Only 23 percent of police and 35 percent of firefighters who responded to the survey said they would live in the City of Evanston.
The majority of Evanston firefighters and police surveyed say they don’t want to live in the community, citing housing costs and high taxes as barriers, Evanston Now reported. About half of the 224 police and 69 percent of the 110 firefighters that the City of Evanston employees responded to the survey and only 23.3 percent of police and 35.5 percent of firefighters who responded to the survey say that they would live in Evanston if they could—the survey didn’t distinguish between employees who live in the city and those who don’t, Evanston Now reported.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The boy jumped into the river and was in good condition when an ambulance later took him to Lutheran General Hospital, Chicago Sun-Times reports.
An off-duty Evanston police officer saved a 7-year-old boy who had jumped into the Des Plaines River Tuesday afternoon, Chicago Sun-Times reported. Evanston Police Officer Sean O’Brien told Chicago Sun-Times that he saw the boy running around the intersection of River Road and Miner Street in Des Plaines and later saw him jump into the Des Plaines River after hurling a chunk of snow in the water.
Monday, March 4, 2013
A Chicago man and a Northlake man were arrested March 1 for stealing copper down spouts around Evanston.
Evanston police arrested two men for stealing copper down spouts on March 1, according to a press release. Ryan T. Hanley, 30, 10524 S. Spaulding Ave., Chicago and Richard W. Latoria, 27, 340 Medill Ave., Northlake, were charged with three counts of felony theft each, police said. Hanley is currently on parole for theft, according to police. Evanston police saw Hanley and Latoria acting suspiciously in the 900 block of Chicago Ave. around 2 p.m. on March 1. The men told police they were scrappers and upon further police surveillance, police found two large plastic bags filled with cut up copper down spouts, police said. The investigation also led police to the 200 block of Main St., the 500 block of Lee St., and the 900 block of Forest …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
The businesses sold cigaretts to minors during Evanston police’s tobacco compliance check.
Three Evanston businesses recently made unlawful sales to minors without asking for age verification during tobacco compliance checks conducted by Evanston Police Department’s Juvenile Bureau, according to a press release. The businesses were issued city ordinance violations for selling products to a minor under 18 and have a mandatory administrative hearing on March 19. The three businesses were: Evanston police conducted the checks at 40 businesses by sending an underage teen into the establishment to try and buy cigarettes while under police surveillance. One business was closed during the compliance checks and the other 36 businesses passed.
Friday, December 14, 2012
A 20-year-old Evanston man was charged with robbery after an incident at the South Boulevard CTA station. Police say they chased the man, who ran along the CTA and Metra tracks.
Police say they chased and ultimately arrested a 20-year-old Evanston man who fled the scene of a robbery on foot, running along the elevated CTA and Metra tracks Thursday afternoon. Richard D. Tharpe, 20, of the 1500 block of Simpson Street in Evanston, was arrested and charged with one count of robbery, a felony. Police were called to the South Boulevard CTA station around 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, for a reported robbery. A 19-year-old Evanston man said that someone had tried to punch him several times, then took his money and iPhone and ran away, according to police. When police checked the area, they found Tharpe, who matched the description given by the teen, according to police. Tharpe took off on foot, and ran along the elevated…