Police Blotter: May 1

Julian Gerez, Reporter

Evanston man arrested in connection with aggravated battery

Police arrested an Evanston man in connection with aggravated battery Tuesday afternoon, officials said.

The man, 50, allegedly walked up to a 79-year-old Evanston man in his vehicle and punched him in the face several times in the 1700 block of Darrow Avenue on March 15, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. The 79-year-old was left with a swollen, bloody and bruised lip from the dispute, which was over a mutual acquaintance, Dugan added.

The 50-year-old was charged with aggravated battery — a felony — and turned himself in Tuesday, police said. The man’s court date has not yet been set.

Wallet stolen outside Evanston grocery store

Someone stole from a Chicago woman’s purse outside of a grocery store in downtown Evanston on Wednesday afternoon, police said.

The woman, 54, said she was leaving the store when someone fell in front of her at the exit door of the Whole Foods, 1111 Chicago Ave., blocking her path, Dugan said. Then, someone went up behind her and reached into her purse, which was hanging off of her shoulder, and took her wallet, Dugan added.

Two credit cards and more than $200 were stolen, police said.

Store management checked the cameras, and police are following up on the case, Dugan said.

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