Wednesday, May 2, 2012
The man admitted to the robbery, which occurred less than a block from an Evanston Police Department outpost, and was also caught on a surveillance camera, police said.
A 24-year-old Chicago man was charged with felony robbery after police said he snatched cash and lottery tickets out of the hands of a 65-year-old woman on Tuesday. Police said Jason O. Pinnock, 24, admitted to robbing the woman because he needed money to pay his cell phone bill. Evanston detectives responded to a robbery report at 5:50 p.m. near the intersection of Howard and Custer streets, less than a block west of the Evanston Police Department’s Howard Street Outpost. Earlier: 15-year-old Charged with Attempted Robbery Police said a 65-year-old Chicago woman told them that soon after leaving a nearby store with cash and lottery tickets in hand, a man approached her and demanded the money. The offender then reached out, grabbed the …
Friday, November 25, 2011
A letter from Chief of Police Richard Eddington.
Friday, November 25, 2011
To The Editor: As promised in my September letter, this is an update regarding the police outpost established recently at Dominick’s Food Store, 1910 Dempster Street. During the outpost’s first two months of operation (August 26 through October 23) the shopping center enjoyed a significant reduction in incidents as compared with the same period last year (down from 26 to 10). Of particular note is a 66% reduction in alcohol-related thefts, down from 11 to five. Of 2010’s 11 alcohol-related thefts, five involved juveniles. Of 2011’s five alcohol-related thefts, three involved juveniles. This reduction is the first step in achieving the outpost’s primary goal of reducing/eradicating juvenile involvement in alcohol-related thefts at the …
Friday, November 4, 2011
The team discovered and disarmed a bomb that was placed behind an Evanston Police Department outpost.
A Cook County Sheriff’s Police bomb squad officer and his canine partner Rocky recently received the Chicago Crime Commission’s Stars of Distinction Paws of Distinction award for work done in Evanston, according to Triblocal. Officer David Stanly and the canine were called to the Evanston police outpost on Howard Street in June to investigate an explosive devise that was placed behind the building. Rocky discovered a bomg containing shrapnel, glass, nails and a .22-caliber round of ammunition, police told TribLocal. Read the full story here.
Monday, August 8, 2011
Some Evanston residents are unhappy with the lack of public discussion leading up to the construction of a police outpost at the Evanston Plaza Dominick's.
Whether Evanston residents like it or not, a police outpost has been built in Evanston Plaza’s Dominick’s grocery store, 1910 Dempster St., and will soon be staffed by city police officers. Still, near 50 Evanstonians showed up to a 2nd Ward meeting held at the Robert Crown Center Thursday night, many to voice their opinions on issues surrounding the new outpost. Located on the northeast side of the store, the outpost was built in response to reportedly high rates of juvenile liquor theft and theft-related violence in and around Dominick’s. Evanston Police Chief Richard Eddington has said that his goal in approving the outpost’s construction was to create a sufficient deterrent to prevent local youth from making poor decisions that might …
Friday, July 29, 2011
Neighbors have mixed reactions and many questions about an Evanston Police Department outpost being built at the Evanston Plaza Dominick's.
The Evanston Police Department outpost currently being constructed within the Evanston Plaza Dominick’s grocery store was the topic of a heated debate at the Dewey-Darrow and Florence-Crain Neighbors meeting held Thursday night at the Perla Café, 1813 Dempster St. Proposed in response to a rash of juvenile liquor thefts and theft-related violence in and around the store, the outpost has come under heat from local neighborhood groups and business associations, which contend that other preventative methods have not been adequately examined, that taxpayers should not have to fund the staffing of a security center in a private business, and that the outpost would foster a perception that the neighborhood is unsafe, scaring potential home-…
Monday, July 25, 2011
Residents plan to discuss the issue at the city council meeting Monday and again at a community meeting later in the week.
Community activists in the recently rebranded West Village plan to speak out this week about a proposed new police outpost, which would be stationed inside the Dominick's store in the Dempster Plaza strip mall. The Dewey-Darrow and Florence-Crain Neighbors will meet Thursday at Perla Cafe to discuss local issues, including the police outpost. (Read earlier: Residents first discuss pros and cons of the outpost.) Residents also plan on to asking city council Monday to hold public hearings on the issue and refrain from moving forward on the plan until they have received community input. "[Putting the outpost in Dominick's] is an unprecedented action- there is no store in Evanston and not one Dominck's in the entire country which have police …
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
The Evanston Plaza Dominick's may get a police outpost to improve employee safety and lower youth theft, but local business owners fear the presence of law enforcement might scare away customers.
In response to recent shoplifting-related violence against security staff and employees, and reportedly increased levels of alcohol theft by juveniles, Dominick's is in talks with the City of Evanston over implementing a police outpost within its Evanston Plaza grocery store, 1910 Dempster St. Members of the Evanston West Village Business Association met with City and Evanston Police Department representatives Wednesday morning at the Heartwood center to discuss the pros and cons of the proposed outpost. According to Evanston Police Chief Richard Eddington, the outpost would serve mainly as a “preventative deployment security strategy” and deterrent to potential incidents of violence and theft. “This is a reaction from a community member…