Blotter: Feb. 27

Ina Yang, Photo Editor

Man punches police officer at Buffalo Wild Wings

A 27-year-old Chicago resident was arrested and charged last Saturday around 10:15 p.m. at Buffalo Wild Wings for bothering customers and assaulting a police officer.

Restaurant management reported to Evanston Police that a man was disturbing customers and kept flipping open and closing his pocket knife, EPD Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. Police officers arrived on scene, where they began to escort the man off the location. Officers also attempted to search the man for his pocket knife, but the man pulled away from the officer and shouted, “Don’t touch me.”

The man later punched the officer in the head and also spat on his face. That officer was sent to Evanston Hospital, while the man was handcuffed and placed into custody. The man was charged with two felony counts of aggravated battery and two misdemeanor counts of trespassing and resisting a police officer.

The man is scheduled to appear in court March 7, Parrott said.

Shots fired, vehicles hit in Evanston 

EPD officers responded to a call of shots fired around 9:41 p.m. Monday in the 1300 block of Fowler Avenue, where they discovered bullet holes in two vehicles.

Officers located the two vehicles after arriving on scene and discovered one bullet hole in each of the cars, a 2010 and a 2006 Chevrolet. After speaking with witnesses, police officers gathered details of the incident. Two men were reportedly arguing when one man took out a gun and fired three shots in the direction where the cars were parked. It is unknown what exactly the man was aiming for, Parrott said. The man then fled the area northbound on foot. Vehicles were seen to speed away but not verified to be related to the incident, Parrott said.

— Ina Yang

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