Police Blotter: April 9

Ciara McCarthy, In Focus Editor

Police arrest Evanston teen in connection with battery, assault

Evanston officers arrested an Evanston Township High School student Monday after two reported altercations with another student, police said.

The woman, 18, was charged with aggravated assault and simple battery, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said.

In March, the woman punched another student, a 17-year-old girl, several times and pulled her hair while the two were at ETHS, 1600 Dodge Ave., Dugan said. On Thursday, the same woman tried to assault the 17-year-old at the Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center, 1655 Foster St. The woman verbally threatened the other student but did not physically harm her, Dugan said.

Detectives were unable to locate the woman on Thursday but arrested her at ETHS on Monday afternoon.

The woman is scheduled to appear in court April 30.

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