Blotter: Jan. 28

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor

Sexual assault reported on North Campus

A female Northwestern student reported a case of sexual assault in a North Campus residence hall, University Police said.

The woman reported the incident to a campus security administrator who relayed the information to police, UP Deputy Chief Dan McAleer said. The incident happened in January. The woman did not identify herself or the perpetrator, McAleer said.

Young men attack pedestrian in south Evanston

A group of young men attacked a pedestrian walking in south Evanston on Saturday night, police said.

An Evanston resident was walking southbound in the 200 block of Custer Avenue on Saturday at about 8:45 p.m.  A group of men, ranging in age from late teens to early 20s, approached the Evanston resident. The resident did not know anyone in the group. One member of the group made a gesture with a closed fist and exchanged words with the Evanston resident, Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. One of the men then punched the pedestrian in the face and several others punched him in the back of his head, Parrott said.

The group ran away when a car passing by the incident slowed down to assist the resident, Parrott said. The man, 52, did not sustain any serious injuries, Parrott said. Police are investigating the incident and will likely use nearby video cameras to identify the group of men.

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