Police Blotter: April 7

Julian Gerez, Reporter

Evanston man hit with unknown object after “gang meeting”

A 25-year-old Evanston man was hit with an unknown object early Sunday morning in south Evanston, police said.

Around 1:30 a.m. people were gathered for a “gang meeting” in the man’s garage in the 600 block of Pitner Avenue, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. When the 25-year-old man asked the people to leave, one of them hit him in the back of the head with an unknown object before everyone left, Dugan said.

The man sustained a small laceration on the side of his head and was transported to the hospital for treatment, police said.

Knife displayed during conflict in Evanston restaurant

Someone pulled out a knife during a conflict at a downtown Evanston restaurant on Sunday afternoon, police said.

The manager of Buffalo Joe’s, 812 Clark St., told police two of his female employees got into a verbal disagreement over a personal issue, Dugan said. The boyfriend of one of the women, a 29-year-old Evanston resident, then came into the restaurant and caused a disturbance. After being asked by the manager to leave the restaurant, he walked behind the counter with a knife in his hand, Dugan said.

The man left the restaurant before police arrived, officials said.

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