Blotter: Jan. 6

Tanner Maxwell

Two thieves approach graduate student near campus

Two men robbed a Northwestern graduate student of his credit card near campus Wednesday, according to a University email alert.

The student was walking on Noyes Street when he was approached by two men, who asked for the student’s money.

According to the email, the student told the men he did not have any money. The men then demanded that he give them a credit card.

The student was not hurt and a weapon was not present, according to the alert.

Albany Care resident punches 38-year-old man

A 45-year-old resident of Albany Care Intermediate Care Facility, 901 Maple Ave., struck another resident Tuesday, Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said.

Police responded to a call made by an employee who witnessed the incident.

The resident went into a “psychotic episode” and struck a fellow resident, a 38-year-old man, in the nose, Parrott said.

The younger man’s nose began to bleed after the punch, and he struck the 45-year-old in retaliation.

There was no need for medical attention and no complaints were signed, Parrott said.

Shots fired into Custer Avenue apartment

A suspect is in custody after allegedly shooting into an apartment on the 100 block of Custer Avenue on Tuesday, Parrott said.

Police responded to a resident of the apartment who told them someone fired a round from inside the building through the front door of the residence. The bullet hit a wall and did not hurt anyone.

Parrott said Chicago police arrested the suspect, 22-year-old Reginald Boclair. Evanston police will continue the investigation of the shooting while Boclair faces charges in Chicago, he said.

– Tanner Maxwell

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