Police Blotter: Man charged with forging check for $208,000

Julia Jacobs, Summer Editor

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A 50-year-old man was arrested Wednesday morning in connection with attempting to deposit a fraudulent check at a bank in south Evanston.

The man tried to deposit a check for $208,000 from a New York resident at Wells Fargo Bank, 2289 Howard St., said Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan. He also attempted to make two wire transfers of $250,000 and $25,000 at about 11:40 a.m., Dugan said.

The Chicago resident was charged with forgery, a felony, for the fraudulent check.

Man charged with battery near Evanston Public Library’s south branch

A 50-year-old man was arrested Saturday afternoon in connection with spitting in a police officer’s face, which is considered battery.

Employees of the south branch of Evanston Public Library at 900 Chicago Ave. called the police after the man, who had been previously banned from the library, created a disturbance, Dugan said. When police tried to arrest the man for trespassing in the 700 block of Main Street, he began to flail his arms and eventually pushed an officer and spat in his face, he said.

The Chicago resident was charged with battery, a felony, as well as misdemeanors for criminal trespassing and resisting arrest.

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