Blotter: cutting board accident, credit card stolen, assault

Grace Johnson and Grace Johnson

NU student slices thumb in cutting board accident

University Police and the Evanston Fire Department assisted a female Northwestern student Sunday evening at the Theatre and Interpretation Center, 1949 Campus Drive, police said.

The student had sliced her thumb while using a stationary cutting board, lost consciousness and hit her head, said University Police Deputy Chief Dan McAleer.

Police observed a cut on the student’s thumb, as well as a quarter-sized lump on her forehead.

Credit card stolen from student through mail

An NU student reported a missing credit card Sunday afternoon, police said.

Last week, the student’s mother mailed his debit card along with the PIN number to the student’s on-campus residence, McAleer said. However, the student, who lives in the Sigma Chi fraternity house, 2249 Sheridan Rd., never received the card in the mail. He later received a debit card statement which included two unauthorized charges completed in Evanston totaling more than $500, McAleer said.

The incident remains under investigation.

Five men assault man, steal wallet on Lake St.

A man reported a robbery Saturday at the intersection of Lake Street and Pitner Avenue, police said.

The victim was approached by five unknown suspects who, with no provocation, knocked the victim to the ground and kicked him repeatedly in the torso, said Evanston Police Department Cmdr. Tom Guenther.

The suspects, who are believed to be teenagers, stole the victim’s wallet, which contained a small amount of cash, Guenther said.

The incident remains under investigation.