Blotter: May 24

Ciara McCarthy, Assistant City Editor

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Evanston man arrested in connection with aggravated assault

Police arrested an Evanston man Saturday and charged him with aggravated assault.

The man pointed a gun at a resident early Saturday afternoon in the 2000 block of Darrow Avenue, Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. No shots were fired.

The man, 21, was arrested about 4:20 p.m. in the 1700 block of Simpson Street, Parrott said.

He is scheduled to appear in court July 3.

Vandals tag construction sign in west Evanston

Vandals tagged an orange construction flag in west Evanston on Saturday evening, police said.

The graffiti, on a sign in the 2900 block of Payne Street, was not gang-related, Parrott said. He added when the graffiti is a simple tag — like the spraying of one word — the vandals are generally teenagers.

— Ciara McCarthy

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