Police Blotter: Feb. 26

Julian Gerez, Reporter

Woman arrested in connection with battery of postal worker

A 66-year-old woman was arrested in connection with the battery of a U.S. postal service worker Tuesday morning in downtown Evanston, police said.

The incident occurred Feb. 12 at 6 p.m. in the 800 block of Main Street, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. The postal worker, 42, was confronted by the 66-year-old woman when she brought a package to her home, Dugan added. The woman said the mail was late and then pushed the post office employee with enough force to almost knock her to the ground, Dugan said.

Detectives followed up on the case after the postal service worker identified the 66-year-old woman, police said. She was arrested at the Evanston Police Department station, 1454 Elmwood Ave., on Tuesday morning and charged with misdemeanor battery.

The woman is scheduled to appear in court March 27.

Car license plate stolen

The license plate of a vehicle in south Evanston was stolen this week, police said.

The car, a 1999 Land Rover, was left parked in the 1900 block of Keeney Street, between Saturday afternoon and Monday afternoon, Dugan said. The car was on the street outside of the home of the owner, a 53-year-old man, police said.

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