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Police Blotter: Oct. 13

Paige Leskin, City Editor

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Evanston woman arrested in connection with punching a Northwestern student

Police charged a 31-year-old woman with a battery charge on Thursday, police said.

The Evanston woman was arrested at the Evanston Police Department, 1454 Elmwood Ave., at 11:15 a.m. Thursday following a detective’s investigation into the open case, police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said.

The woman who was attacked, a 29-year-old Northwestern student, was walking in the 1300 block of Chicago Avenue when the Evanston resident came up to her and struck her in the side of the face with a closed fist for no apparent reason, police said. The attacker then continued to walk southbound down the street.

The NU student initially reported the incident to campus police, Parrott said. University Police shared the case with Evanston police, who were able to connect it to a similar incident that occurred earlier the same day and in which the same Evanston woman was charged on the scene, police said.

IPhone stolen from Evanston park 

An unknown person took an iPhone 5 from Foster Park on Wednesday, police said.

The phone, which belonged to a Wilmette resident, was stolen from the park, located on Ashland Avenue between Foster Street and Simpson Street, on Wednesday night, Parrott said.

A 20-year-old man left his phone unattended while he went to park his car on Ashland Avenue, police said. When he returned, the phone, valued at about $500, was gone, police said.

The Wilmette man gave no description of the person who took the phone, Parrott said.

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