Blotter: Feb. 18

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor

Northwestern students arrested in connection with alcohol ordinance violation

Police arrested two Northwestern undergraduates early Friday morning in connection with violation of the city’s alcohol ordinance.

The students, 19, were arrested Friday morning after 2 a.m. in the 100 block of Barton Avenue. The men exited a cab and were walking through traffic and appeared to be intoxicated, Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. One of the men was also in possession of fraudulent identification.

The students are scheduled to appear in court March 6. 

Couple robbed at gunpoint in south Evanston

A Chicago couple was robbed at gunpoint Friday, police said.

The couple was walking from Saint Francis Hospital, 355 Ridge Ave., toward the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago just before 9 p.m. A man dressed in all black approached the couple and displayed a handgun and demanded their property, Parrott said. He grabbed the couple’s backpack containing tools, prescriptions and miscellaneous papers and fled eastbound on foot, he added.

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