Police Blotter: Jan. 6

Ciara McCarthy, Editor in Chief

Taxi driver robbed at knifepoint

A Chicago taxi driver was robbed early Saturday morning by three passengers he was driving through Evanston, police said.

The passengers entered the taxi at about 1:30 a.m. Saturday near the intersection of Crain Street and Darrow Avenue. The driver, 59, took the passengers to the 800 block of Dobson Street, where one passenger displayed a knife and another demanded the victim’s money, Evanston police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. The men took $75 from the driver and fled the area, Parrott said.

Chicago man arrested in connection with aggravated assault

Officers arrested a Chicago man last month after he spat at a hospital security guard in Evanston and threatened multiple guards, police said.

The man, 43, was in the emergency room of Presence Saint Francis Hospital, 355 Ridge Ave., when he began acting aggressively toward security guards, Parrott said. He threatened to kill three of the guards and spat at one guard, police said. The man appeared to be severely intoxicated, Parrott said.

Officers charged him with one count of misdemeanor battery and three counts of aggravated assault, a felony, Parrott said.

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