Police Blotter: Nov. 13

Paige Leskin, City Editor

Homeless man grabs woman’s arm Friday

An Evanston woman reported to police that a homeless man grabbed her arm Friday as she passed him on the street, authorities said.

The 55-year-old woman was walking in the 1300 block of Sherman Avenue sometime after 1 p.m. on Friday when a homeless man grabbed her arm, Evanston police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said.

The woman responded by striking the man in the nose with a soda bottle, causing him to release his hold on her, Parrott said. The incident occurred near the CTA station at Dempster Street.

The 55-year-old left the scene and called police to report the incident, Parrott said. 

Evanston man charged with the unlawful use of a weapon

Police arrested a man Sunday in connection with the unlawful use of a weapon after a knife was found in his car during a traffic stop, officials said.

Officers pulled over the car that the 35-year-old was driving in Chicago for a minor traffic violation, Parrott said. During the stop, police located a knife in the car that appeared dangerous, he said.

The Evanston man was arrested around 4 p.m. in Chicago in connection with several misdemeanors, including the possession of a knife with the intent to use it dangerously, Parrott said.

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