Blotter: Oct. 22

Tanner Maxwell, Video Editor

2 men threaten student at ETHS

Two men threatened an Evanston Township High School student with a gun as he was leaving the school Friday afternoon, according to police. 

At about 3:40 p.m., the men told the student to meet them in the 1600 block of Main Street so they could fight, Evanston Police Cmdr. Diane Davis said. While speaking, one of the men flashed the butt of a handgun underneath his shirt.

Davis said the student knew both of the men who appeared at ETHS, 1600 Dodge Ave. 

The student told the men he did not want to fight and eventually made his way home, Davis said. The student’s mother reported the incident 40 minutes later, but police were not able to find the men.

Man arrested after threatening police officer

Police arrested an Evanston man after he threatened an off-duty Chicago police officer Saturday at ETHS, according to police.

Randall Mercer, 33, threatened the officer while he was working at an ETHS football game at about 3:30 p.m., Davis said.

Mercer, of the 700 block of Grey Avenue, has been charged with aggravated assault. He is scheduled to appear in court Nov. 11 at 9 a.m.

Evanston woman kicks man after he kicks her dog

An argument between two neighbors ended in injury Saturday, according to police.

At about 11:40 a.m., a 41-year-old Evanston woman was walking her dog in the 700 block of Hinman Avenue when a 60-year-old man approached her, Davis said. The two began arguing. 

During the argument, the man kicked the woman’s dog, Davis said, and in retaliation, the woman kicked the man’s leg. 

No arrests were made.

Tanner Maxwell

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