Blotter: Nov. 1

Tanner Maxwell

Man threatened with knife in Evanston residence

Evanston police arrested an Evanston resident who threatened another man with a knife Saturday.

Police arrested 55-year-old Sherman Ware for aggravated assault against another man in the 1600 block of Darrow Avenue on Saturday, EPD Cmdr. Tom Guenther said.

Over the course of the day, a 42-year-old man in the building had talked badly of someone else to Ware, which led Ware to take a knife from the kitchen of the residence and threaten the man with it, Guenther said.

After being threatened, the man called police with his cell phone.

When police arrived at the residence, they found both Ware and the man he threatened inside. They took Ware into custody shortly after.

Chicago man beaten at Steak ‘n Shake

Two men beat a Chicago resident at Steak ‘n Shake, 2209 Oakton St., before fleeing the scene Thursday evening.

Police arrested one of the two men, both in their early 20s, Guenther said.

The Chicago resident was eating with his girlfriend when two men approached him and began antagonizing him, Guenther said.

The two men then began to beat the Chicago man, kicking and punching him in the face. The Chicago resident later told police he did not want to fight and attempted to leave, Guenther said.

The two men eventually pushed his head through the restaurant’s glass door.

The two men then fled the scene, heading west on foot.

When police arrived, they stopped people who matched the descriptions of the two men. Police arrested one of the men implicated in the incident after bringing him back to the Steak ‘n Shake.

– Tanner Maxwell

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