Blotter: May 29

Julian Gerez, Assistant City Editor

Two preteen brothers jumped by Evanston youth

Two brothers from Evanston, ages 12 and 9, were jumped by someone known to them while playing basketball near Evanston Township High School on Tuesday night.

Police responded to a call of battery in the 1800 block of Hovland Court at about 11 p.m., where the two children who were hurt said one of them was hit in the head with a bat and the other was punched in the left shoulder, Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. The two children sustained only minor injuries and were not transported elsewhere for medical treatment, he added. The person who jumped the children was also a juvenile and was also an Evanston resident, police said.

Detectives have an address for the juvenile who jumped the children and are investigating the incident, Parrott said.

Three vehicles damaged in a car lot in south Evanston

Three cars were damaged inside a dealership in south Evanston this week.

The vehicles were in The Autobarn Volkswagen of Evanston, 1033 Chicago Ave., when they were damaged, Parrott said. One car, a 2011 Volkswagen was scratched sometime Thursday night. Another car, a white 2009 Jetta, was keyed. The third car, a black 2010 Jetta, had a damaged wiper and parts of its assembly broken, totaling to about $590 worth of damage.

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