Blotter: Nov. 18

Susan Du

Teen threatened with knife, robbed

An Evanston Township High School student was threatened with bodily harm and robbed in Adam Perry Park on Tuesday afternoon.

At approximately 8:15 p.m., the student was walking with two friends in an area of the park on the 1700 block of Hovland Court when they noticed a person approaching them from behind with a kitchen-style knife, Evanston Police Department Cmdr. Tom Guenther said.

All three teens attempted to flee, but one fell on the ground, he said. The armed person – also described as a teenage male – threatened him with the knife while his friends watched.

The armed teen allegedly warned, “Don’t try to run or I’ll cut you,” to which the one on the ground answered, “I have no money.”

Ultimately, the armed teen took the fallen student’s backpack, which contained several school books, and fled.

Girl punched in the face

A girl who was punched in the face Tuesday subsequently required medical attention at a local hospital.

EPD officers arrived on the 1700 block of Brown Avenue at approximately 6:30 p.m. to assist the fire department with a juvenile who had been attacked in the street.

She appeared too dazed to answer officers’ questions, Guenther said. Another individual, a witness to the incident, explained to police the girl had been punched in the face about 15 minutes before their arrival.

The girl who had been punched then began to have a seizure and was taken to the hospital. The police department is currently investigating the case.

– Susan Du

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