Blotter: Oct. 24

Patrick Svitek, City Editor

Man threatens to kick police officer

An Evanston man is accused of threatening to kick a police officer after the man was arrested in connection with a separate incident early Monday morning.

At about 5:30 a.m., officers responded to at least one noise complaint near the intersection of Grey Avenue and Emerson Street, Evanston Police Cmdr. Diane Davis said. When the officers arrived on the scene, they found two men who were “extremely loud” and refused to lower their voices, Davis said.

The officers arrested Pierrs Giles, 25, and the other man on suspicion of city ordinance violations, likely due to their disruptive behavior, Davis said. At the police station, Giles did not follow officers’ directions and threatened to kick one of them.

Giles, of the 1900 block of Grey Avenue, has been charged with aggravated assault. He is scheduled to appear in court Nov. 7.

Startled by nonexistent fire, drunk man springs into action

An Evanston man who was cooking hamburgers in his apartment early Tuesday morning thought he had started a fire and sprayed a fire extinguisher throughout his kitchen and building hallway, according to police.

Michael Lilly, 51, has been charged with criminal damage to property in connection with the incident, which happened at about 3 a.m. Davis said Lilly’s landlord complained his intoxicated mistake affected common areas in the apartment building in the 1200 block of Chicago Avenue.

When authorities arrived on the scene, they saw an excessive amount of the extinguisher’s contents but no fire, Davis said.

Lilly is scheduled to appear in court Nov. 22.

— Patrick Svitek