Blotter: April 8

Ina Yang, Reporter

Police arrest two Chicago residents at Evanston hospital

Evanston Police on Thursday arrested two Chicago residents at St. Francis Hospital, 355 Ridge Ave., after they allegedly beat up a patient a week earlier.

On March 29, two men struck an Evanston resident in the hospital with closed fists on the head and neck, EPD Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. Hospital staff witnessed the incident.

The resident was in the emergency room Thursday when he saw the two men who attacked him come back for some personal belongings and called the police, Parrott said.

Both men were charged with simple battery, and they are scheduled to appear in court May 6.

Chicago man arrested after allegedly disturbing neighbors

Evanston Police arrested a Chicago man Thursday in connection with an alcohol-fueled tirade against Evanston residents.

Residents in the 300 block of Dempster Street told police the the man was shouting loudly, yelling racial slurs and disturbing the community after drinking alcohol, Parrott said. Officers arrived on the scene and warned the man to calm himself and leave the area.

Instead of listening to the officers, the man forced his way back to the area, continued to shout profanity and threatened residents with a gun, Parrott said.

The man was charged with disorderly conduct and violation of a city ordinance. He is scheduled to appear in court May 13.

 — Ina Yang

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