Blotter: Feb. 11

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor

Police arrest Chicago man in connection with battery

Police arrested a Chicago man on Saturday at a Central Street bar after he repeatedly punched an Evanston man in the face, police said.

Both men were at the Bluestone restaurant, 1932 Central St., early Friday morning with a female acquaintance, police said. The trio had been drinking throughout the night, Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. An interaction between the woman and the Chicago resident, 36, prompted the man to punch the Evanston resident in the face, Parrott said. After knocking the Evanston man, 35, to the ground, the Chicago resident continued to punch the victim in the face. The Evanston man suffered minor cuts and swelling. The incident was “potentially an intoxicated lovers’ triangle,” Parrott said.

Police charged the man with battery. He is scheduled to appear in court March 18. 

Teen arrested in connection with Xbox theft

Police arrested a local teenager on Friday in connection with two separate thefts involving Xbox products.

The man, 19, stole Xbox products worth about $140 in April from Sam’s Club, 2450 Main St., Parrott said. On Jan. 31, the man failed to pay for an Xbox gaming system in a personal transaction, fleeing the scene on foot.

He is scheduled to appear in court March 4. 

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