Police Blotter: Woman arrested after charging hospital security guard

Julia Jacobs, Summer Editor

A 34-year-old woman was arrested early Thursday morning in connection with the aggravated assault of a hospital security guard.

The security guard told police the woman returned to the Presence Saint Francis Hospital emergency room at about 2:45 a.m. after being discharged hours earlier, said Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan. After the hospital turned the woman away because they had not previously found any condition to treat, she began “shouting obscenities” and rushing toward the security guard, swinging her arms in an attempt to hit him, Dugan said.

The two security guards restrained the woman while waiting for police, who charged her with misdemeanor aggravated assault, he said.

The woman is scheduled to appear Oct. 1 at the Skokie Courthouse.

Electronics, jewelry stolen from house in north Evanston

A burglar stole electronics, jewelry and cash Tuesday afternoon from a north Evanston home.

The 47-year-old woman, a resident of the home in the 1400 block of Lincoln Street, told police she left the house at 2 p.m. and returned at 3:30 p.m. to find items missing.

The burglar — who she believed entered through an unlocked rear window — stole an ASUS laptop, an iPad, multiple pieces of jewelry and $200.

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