Blotter: April 11

Ciara McCarthy, Managing Editor

Chicago man arrested in connection with sexual assault of Northwestern student

Police arrested a Chicago man Tuesday in connection with a 2012 criminal sexual assault of a then-Northwestern student, police said.

The female student reported the case to police in March, two years after it happened, Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. The woman told police that the man, Daniel Douglas, sexually assaulted her in March of 2012, ignoring her repeated pleas for him to stop his sexual advances at his apartment in the 2100 block of Ridge Avenue, Parrott said. A year later, Douglas reached out to the student via text message to apologize, Parrott said.

Douglas, 23, was arrested Tuesday evening at the Evanston Police Department. He was charged with criminal sexual assault, a felony. He is scheduled to appear in court on Monday. 

Chicago residents arrested in connection with possession of stolen property

Police arrested two Chicago residents Wednesday in connection with possession of stolen property.

The individuals were observed walking the hallways of an office building in the 2100 block of Sherman Avenue, Parrott said. An employee who working in the building realized that her wallet, including its credit cards, was missing. Video surveillance from a Walgreens in Evanston showed the two individuals using the credit card to purchase gift cards.

One resident was charged with possession of stolen property, and the other charged with the theft of mislaid property, Parrott said. The pair is scheduled to appear in court May 21. 

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