Blotter: Nov. 20

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter

Chicago woman shot in forearm

A Chicago woman was shot in the forearm early Saturday morning while attending a party in the 700 block of Howard Street.

The 21-year-old woman was at the party on the Evanston side of Howard Street when she was shot around 1:35 a.m. by an unknown person on the Chicago side of the street, Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. The unknown person fired four shots, one of which grazed the woman’s left forearm.

Parrott said the woman didn’t realize she had been hurt until after the shooting was over. The woman was released from St. Francis Hospital in Evanston with no serious injuries.

The Chicago Police Department is conducting the investigation because the shots were fired within Chicago city limits.

Known offender assaults man, woman with bat

Two Evanston residents were stopped in traffic Saturday evening when a familiar man approached their vehicle and smashed the car’s windows with a baseball bat.

Parrott said the 22-year-old male driver and a 20-year-old woman were in the car at the time.

The man approached them with a bat at 6:55 p.m. and smashed the front passenger and side windows. The man and woman in the vehicle immediately drove away to avoid injury or further damage.

Police have been unable to locate the assailant, but he is known to both the police and the man and woman in the car. No injuries were reported.

MacBook stolen from classroom in Kresge

An Apple MacBook computer was stolen from an audio-visual computer classroom on the first floor of Kresge Hall sometime between 10 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. Friday.

University Police responded to a report from a Northwestern staff member at 8:30 a.m. Friday, said University Police Deputy Chief Dan McAleer. 

Officers found a destroyed glass window, measuring one foot by one foot, in the door of the classroom, allowing the thief access to the room through the interior door handle. The computer had an estimated value of $1,200. There are no leads at this time.

— Ciara McCarthy

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