Blotter: Feb. 7

Tanner Maxwell, Design Editor

Chicago man breaks into home, threatens to kill resident

Evanston Police arrested a 24-year-old man early Tuesday morning in connection with a home invasion and aggravated assault on a 28-year-old Chicago woman, according to a news release.

Lamont Hall allegedly forced entry into the home looking for the woman’s sister, according to the release. Hall then reportedly displayed a gun and threatened to kill the woman and her children.

Police responded to a call and heard screams coming from the apartment in the 700 block of Dobson Street. After police entered the home, Hall attempted to flee from the back of the building. Police arrested him shortly after.

EPD charged him with home invasion, aggravated unlawful restraint and aggravated assault. Hall was out on parole in connection with an armed robbery when the alleged home invasion occurred. He is scheduled to appear in court at Skokie on Feb. 22.

Burglar takes Xbox, cash from locked apartment

Someone broke into a 21-year-old Evanston man’s apartment in the 100 block of Clyde Avenue on Tuesday, EPD Cmdr. Jay Parrott said.

The resident told police he locked all doors and windows to the apartment while he was gone, Parrott said, adding there were no signs of forced entry.

The burglar took an Xbox game console and $300 in cash, Parrott said. There are no suspects at this time.

Car’s tires slashed after owner parks in wrong spot

Someone slashed the tires of an Evanston man’s Hyundai in a parking garage in the 600 block of Hinman Avenue sometime between Monday night and Tuesday evening, Parrott said.

The 48-year-old parked his car Monday night and found the two right-side tires, valued at $600, slashed. The man said he moved to the area just three days prior and accidentally parked in the wrong spot. Parrott said the man thinks this is why his tires were slashed.

— Tanner Maxwell


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