Police Blotter: May 27

Julian Gerez, Reporter

Chicago man charged with aggravated assault

A Chicago resident was arrested in connection with aggravated assault near the Chicago-Evanston border Friday evening, police said.

A 26-year-old Chicago woman said she was in the 300 block of Howard Street when the man, 40, became aggressive and asked if she wanted a drink, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. The 40-year-old then threw her to the ground, and when police arrived, the man went into a stance indicating that he was about to punch or kick a police officer, Dugan said.

The man was charged with aggravated assault and a misdemeanor and additionally received an ordinance violation for possession of alcohol in a public place and for being a pedestrian under the influence of alcohol, police said. The woman, also a Chicago resident, did not wish to prosecute the man, Dugan added.

The 40-year-old is scheduled to appear in court June 10.

Evanston man forcibly robbed

An 18-year-old man was forcibly robbed of his phone and wallet near downtown Evanston just after midnight Monday, police said.

Several people hit the 18-year-old, an Evanston resident, and took his property on the sidewalk near the intersection of Emerson Street and Asbury Avenue, Dugan said. His driver’s license and a debit card were inside his wallet when it was taken, and the group of people also took his iPhone, which was worth about $500, police said.

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