Friday, February 22, 2013
This edition of the Evanston police blotter includes information supplied by police on Friday, Feb. 22, 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: Employee Steals More Than $500 Cash From Restaurant A male employee stole more than $500 in cash from a restaurant in the 100 block of Asbury Avenue between 6 and 11 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, police reported. Burglar Steals Laptop From Unlocked Garage Someone stole a gray Dell laptop computer from an unlocked garage in the 1500 block of Fowler Avenue between 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, and 7 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, according to police. Three Attempted Burglaries Reported On Hartzell, Clyde Someone broke the window of a home in the 3100 block of Hartzell Street in an attempted burglary between 11:30 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, according to police…
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Evanston Chief of Police Richard Eddington answers columnist Christine Wolf's questions about crime around Evanston Township High School, banning guns in Evanston and local gangs.
Hours after I posted an article on Monday, Dec. 3, about a second young man shot and killed near Evanston Township High School in less than three months, I was copied on an email from Evanston’s City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz. In the e-mail, Bobkiewicz asked Evanston Police Chief Richard Eddington to respond to the questions I’d posed at the end of the piece. I asked about the police presence around the high school—where there has been a shocking amount of recent crime—what police are doing to stop gang violence and whether guns could be banned in Evanston, among other questions. Eddington called that afternoon. Below, I’ve summarized the first part of our discussion. Click here to read the second part of my conversation with the chief. Has…
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Evanston police arrested a 28-year-old man for unlawful use of a weapon during a routine traffic stop.
A routine traffic stop in Evanston Friday lead to the arrest of a suspected gang member on charges of unlawful use of a weapon and possession of stolen property, police reported. Officers arrested two men from Evanston after they stopped a vehicle for a minor traffic violation at Simpson Street and Crawford Avenue around 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 13, according to a press release from the police department. Officers decided to search the car and its occupants after they noticed the smell of cannabis and observed one of the four passengers making "furtive movements" in the backseat, according to the release. With the help of the Skokie Police Department's canine unit, police found four grams of marijuana and a loaded, .38-caliber handgun in a …
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
It might be ... it could be ... nah, just some local taggers.
When I first saw this spectacle of green graffiti on the warming house at Larimer Park (Crain Street and Oak Avenue) on New Year's Day, I couldn't help but think there might be a roving band of baseball coaches, subliminally reminding Evanston kids to eat their Wheaties so they're ready for the 2011 spring season. Of course, it's also reasonable to imagine a bored (and tall) highschooler messing around over winter break ... or possibly gang members marking their turf ... ... But I prefer my first theory so much more.