Blotter: May 21

Julian Gerez, Assistant City Editor

Can of green paint thrown at Evanston resident following chase

Someone threw a can of green paint at a 20-year-old Evanston resident on Northwestern’s campus Monday evening.

Police responded to a disorderly conduct call at about 11:30 p.m. on Monday on the sidewalk by the corner of Lincoln Street and Sheridan Road, Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. Police located the 20-year-old there, who said an unknown person began chasing him before throwing a can of paint at him, police said. Green paint splashed onto the victim’s clothing, and after the incident, the person who threw the can of paint fled in a vehicle, police said.

Parrott could not confirm the 20-year-old man was an NU student.

Three vehicles damaged in same block

Three cars were damaged in a single block in west Evanston overnight Saturday.

One car had web-like cracks in its windshield, while the other two cars had their driver’s side mirror damaged, police said. The cars included an Infiniti, an Audi and a Volkswagen and were all parked in the 2600 block of Payne Street when they were damaged, Parrott said.

The three incidents appear to be related, Parrott added.

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