Police Blotter: April 1

Julian Gerez, Reporter

Chicago man’s car hit with bat

Someone damaged the car of an Chicago man Monday in south Evanston, police said.

The 18-year-old man was driving Monday afternoon when a car pulled up next to him at an intersection and repeatedly honked its horn, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. When the Chicago resident lowered his window, the other driver threw a can of AriZona iced tea into the car through the open window, Dugan added.

The man then followed the car in an attempt to obtain the license plate information. When the cars reached the traffic light at the corner of Howard Street and Asbury Avenue, the man who threw the tea got out of his car and hit the Chicago man’s car with a bat, before fleeing northbound on Asbury Avenue, Dugan said.

Convenience store broken into, lottery tickets stolen

Someone broke into a convenience store in downtown Evanston early Tuesday morning and stole several lottery tickets, police said.

A rock was used to break open the window of Open Pantry, 821 Dempster St., at around 3:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Dugan said. The owner of the store, a 59-year-old Evanston man, said a display filled with lottery tickets, ranging in price from $5 to $30, was taken.

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