Blotter: April 23

Julian Gerez, Assistant City Editor

Evanston teen arrested in connection with aggravated, unlawful use of a weapon

An 18-year-old man was arrested in connection with aggravated and unlawful use of a weapon in Evanston on Sunday morning.

The Evanston teenager, who was with another Evanston resident, 17, took out an unloaded gun and demanded money and possessions from three other individuals, in what a police investigation found to be a drug transaction, Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. The incident occurred in the 1000 block of Florence Avenue. Parrott said the two men stole $20 and an iPhone and fled, before being apprehended by police.

The 18-year-old is scheduled to appear in court May 1.

Woman pepper sprayed 59-year-old man in downtown Evanston

A woman used pepper spray on a Chicago resident in downtown Evanston on Monday afternoon. 

The woman demanded the man’s money in the 1600 block of Benson Avenue just outside of the Davis Street CTA station, Parrott said. After the Chicago resident refused, the woman sprayed him in the face and then fled. Nothing was taken from the 59-year-old, who knew the woman.

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