Police Blotter: March 31

Paige Leskin, Managing Editor

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Evanston resident arrested in connection with unlawful use of a weapon

Police charged a 19-year-old Evanston man Thursday with unlawful use of weapon by felon, officials said.

The man was arrested in the 200 block of Callan Avenue around 8 p.m. Thursday. He ran from Evanston patrol officers after they pulled over a car in which he was a passenger, police said. Police caught the man and recovered a loaded handgun on Mulford Street that he had tossed away while he was running, officials said.

While police pursued the man, the driver of the car fled northbound on Chicago Avenue, officials said. Police have not yet been able to identify the driver.

The man was charged with a felony due to a 2013 conviction for reckless discharge of a firearm, police said.

Man damages property at Evanston spa

An unknown man damaged property at an Evanston spa after he was asked to leave the building, police said.

Officers responded to a report that two people, a man and a woman, were being loud and causing a disturbance at Egea Spa, 1521 Sherman Ave., Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said.

After the 23-year-old receptionist asked the two people to leave, the man opened up a bottle containing an unknown beverage and poured it on the receptionist’s computer and desk, Dugan said.

The incident occurred around noon on Sunday.

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