Blotter: May 30

Tanner Maxwell, Reporter

Chicago woman punches coworker, flees from scene

A Chicago woman attacked her coworker Tuesday at a south Evanston business, police said.

The woman, 55, got in an argument with her 55-year-old male coworker regarding a piece of equipment, Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. The argument escalated, and the woman struck the right side of the man’s face with a closed fist, Parrott said.

Parrott said the man had no sign of visible injury and did not need medical attention. Police did not find the woman upon arrival at the business in the 300 block of Howard Street, which Parrott declined to identify.

More than $4,000 in landscaping equipment stolen

Several pieces of landscaping equipment were taken Tuesday from a trailer parked in west Evanston, Parrott said.

A locked trailer attachment to a truck was apparently pried open with a tool in an alley in the 1800 block of Darrow Avenue, Parrott said. Missing items include three leaf blowers, two chainsaws, a trimmer and concrete saw.

Parrott said the stolen items cost a little more than $4,000.

— Tanner Maxwell

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