Police Blotter: May 12

Paige Leskin, Managing Editor

Four people charged in connection with interfering in arrest

Police arrested four people early Sunday morning in connection with interfering in an arrest, officials said.

The people, ranging in age from 25 to 26, were charged with various misdemeanors — two for battery, one for obstructing arrest and one for resisting arrest, police said.

Police responded around 1:30 a.m. Sunday to investigate a physical altercation after a party bus dropped people off in the 700 block of Florence Ave., Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. When officers tried to take one of the people involved to a police car, others started to interfere, Dugan said.

Police at the scene called for backup to help the officers arrest the four interferers, Dugan said.

All four people are scheduled to appear in court June 10, officials said.

Chicago woman arrested in connection with hitting, kicking woman

A 46-year-old Chicago woman was charged with allegedly hitting and kicking a woman as she waited at an Evanston bus stop, police said.

As a 32-year-old woman sat at a Chicago Transit Authority bus station at the corner of Davis Street and Maple Avenue, the Chicago woman approached the stop, talking to herself loudly, Dugan said. The 46-year-old then attacked the 32-year-old woman “for no reason,” Dugan said.

The 32-year-old woman suffered scratches to her chest, back and arm, Dugan said.

Police charged the Chicago woman with misdemeanor battery, officials said.

She is scheduled to appear in court June 10.

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