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Giovanni Renteria (Evanston police photo)

Police: man accused of being gang member and robbed at gas station

Evanston police say a 21-year-old Winthrop Harbor man punched another man in the mouth and took his hat because he suspected that man was a … Read more ›

Three charged with selling drugs near NU campus

Evanston police arrested three men who they allege were responsible for selling drugs near Northwestern University’s campus. According to police, detectives started an investigation a … Read more ›

Three teens charged with residential burglary in Evanston

Authorities charged three teenagers with burglary after Evanston police allege they caught them fleeing a home in the 2600 block of Prairie Avenue. Police responded … Read more ›

NU student foils robbery attempt Sunday by pointing out proximity to police station

Three men abandoned their recent robbery attempt when the Northwestern student they had confronted pointed out that they were standing in front of the university … Read more ›

May 23 blotter: armed robbery reported, and more…

Armed robbery Someone reported that a man displayed a handgun and demanded that person’s backpack at about 8:30 p.m. May 18 in the area of … Read more ›

Police examine a vehicle in the 300 block of Greenwood Street Friday morning. (Brian L. Cox / Special to the Tribune)

UPDATE: Alert lifted at Lincoln Elementary after police search of area

School officials in Evanston shortly before noon lifted a restriction that kept everyone indoors at Lincoln Elementary, 910 Forest Ave., as police swarmed the area … Read more ›

Theft charge filed in ‘pigeon drop’ scam

Winnetka police arrested one of two men they say swindled a man of $5,000 in what’s called a “pigeon drop scam.” Richard M. Clark, 62, … Read more ›

Cops: 15-year-old charged with attempted robbery of woman, 80

A 15-year-old Chicago boy has been charged with attempted robbery after Evanston police allege he tried to take car keys from an 80-year-old Evanston woman, … Read more ›

Jason O. Pinnock (Evanston police photo)

Evanston police arrest Chicago man suspected of robbing woman, 65

Authorities have charged a man that police say grabbed money and lottery tickets from a 65-year-old woman as she sat on a sidewalk bench. Jason … Read more ›

Surveillance camera leads to arrest of alleged member of ‘pick pocket crew’

Evanston police say a downtown surveillance camera aided in the arrest a man they allege is a member of a “pick pocket crew” that uses … Read more ›