Blotter: April 29

Julian Gerez, Assistant City Editor

Taxi driver assaulted in Evanston

A Chicago taxi driver was assaulted in north Evanston by his passenger on Saturday night, police said.

The 54-year-old driver picked up his customer near the 4800 block of North Clark Street in Chicago, Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. The Chicago resident drove the passenger to the intersection of Noyes Street and Ridge Avenue, where the man held a metal object to the driver’s right side and said he didn’t have any money to pay the fare, police said. The man then exited the cab and ran eastbound on Noyes Street.

Parrott said the passenger was possibly under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the incident.

Waukegan resident arrested in connection with assaulting a police officer

A Waukegan resident was arrested Friday in connection with aggravated assault of a police officer in central Evanston.

Police responded to a disturbance in the 1900 block of Jackson Avenue, where the 29-year-old was yelling profanities and appeared to be intoxicated, Parrott said. The man then clenched his fists and took an aggressive position toward the officer present. The man was subsequently taken into custody, police said.

Parrott said the 29-year-old is a former Evanston resident and is scheduled to appear in court May 14.

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