Police Blotter: May 28

Paige Leskin, Managing Editor

Three arrested in connection with fight near Evanston Township High School

Police arrested three men last week in connection with a fight in the front yard of an Evanston home, officials said.

The two men who were involved in the physical altercation — a 23-year-old and a 24-year-old, both Evanston residents — were charged with reckless conduct and a third Evanston resident was charged with aggravated assault, police said.

A police officer was on patrol May 21 around 9 p.m. when he saw two men fighting in the 1800 block of Lyons Street as several other people watched the altercation, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. When the officer tried to break up the fight, the two men refused to listen and people who were watching prevented the officer from stopping the fight, Dugan said.

After backup arrived, one of the officers used a taser on the 23-year-old man and was able to stop the fight, police said. The man was treated at Evanston Hospital for an asthma-related condition and was afterwards charged at the police station, Dugan said. The two other Evanston residents were also subsequently charged, he said.

Chicago man punched multiple times in Jewel-Osco parking lot

Someone hit a 62-year-old man repeatedly last week in front of a Jewel-Osco in Evanston, police said.

Officers responded May 22 around 5:30 p.m to the Jewel-Osco, 2485 Howard St., to reports about the incident, Dugan said. The Chicago man was pushing a shopping cart in the grocery store’s parking lot and tried to use the sidewalk ramp, but a car was blocking it, Dugan said.

When the man asked the driver to move his car, the driver got out and started punching the 62-year-old, Dugan said. Witnesses tried to get the driver to stop, but he refused and continued, police said. The driver then left eastbound on Howard Street in a black Chevrolet Monte Carlo, police said.

The 62-year-old man had abrasions on his face and a cut above his right eye, but refused medical treatment, police said.

Detectives are following up on the incident, police said.

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