Blotter: Jan. 29

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor

Man arrested in Saint Francis Hospital

Police arrested an Evanston man Monday at Saint Francis Hospital in connection with disorderly conduct and assault.

An Evanston man was fighting with a security guard near the emergency room of the hospital, 355 Ridge Ave., Monday at about 5:30 p.m., police said. The man attempted to spit on the guard and was using profane language, Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. The guard advised the man to leave the premises, but he refused. Officers charged him with disorderly conduct and assault.

He is scheduled to appear in court Feb. 19. 

Up to $10K of collectible coins stolen en route from Evanston to Massachusetts

An Evanston resident reported that up to $10,000 worth of collectible coins were stolen in the last week.

The resident shipped five boxes of collectible coins last week from the post office at 1929 Central St. The resident told police Monday that two of the boxes, together valued at between $10,000 and $12,000, had arrived empty at their shipping destination in Massachusetts, Parrott said. It is unknown whether the theft occurred in Evanston, he added.

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