Blotter: Feb. 1

Ina Yang, Photo Editor

Evanston resident charged with aggravated assault

Evanston police arrested a resident in connection with pointing a rifle at a 52-year-old woman Tuesday.

The Evanston Police Department received a domestic disturbance call prior to the alleged assault at 1460 Pitner Ave., EPD spokesman Perry Polinski said. Police charged the 47-year-old man with unlawful use of a weapon. The man is scheduled to appear in court Feb. 6.

Attempted theft at auto repair shop

A person attempted to steal auto parts from a car parked at an auto repair shop in the 1400 block of Dodge Avenue over the weekend. The thief attempted to steal the catalytic converter in the car, Polinski said. Connections to the converter were severed, but the item was not removed. 

Packaged meat stolen from Whole Foods

Evanston police charged a man with shoplifting from Whole Foods on Monday.

Loss prevention officers at the grocery store, 1640 Chicago Ave., observed the man concealing packaged meat under his coat, Polinski said. The man allegedly took two ribeye steaks and one lamb chop, with an estimated total value of $55. The officers approached the 58-year-old man when he attempted to leave, Polinski said, adding the man was cooperative throughout the arrest. The man is scheduled to appear in court March 7.

— Ina Yang

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