Blotter: Oct. 8

Ina Yang, Reporter

Chicago resident threatened with gun

A 26-year-old Chicago resident was threatened with a gun on the south side of Evanston on Thursday night.

Around 10:20 p.m., the Chicago resident was at an auto service station in the 100 block of Chicago Avenue when an unknown person walked over and pointed a gun at him. The person then fled in a vehicle and was later found at a restaurant without the handgun.

Authorities later located a handgun but could not associate it with the person who allegedly brandished it, so no charges were pressed, Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said.

Resident loses power-washing equipment on sidewalk

An unknown person on Thursday snatched the brush attached to power-washing equipment and then fled on foot in the 600 block of Main Street, according to a witness report.

The alleged thief was described as a 5-foot-8-inch man, weighing about 150 pounds and wearing a long gray T-shirt. The owner of the equipment was not on scene when the crime occurred, Parrott said.

— Ina Yang

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