Police Blotter: Car’s windows smashed in south Evanston

Nora Shelly, City Editor

Evanston police responded to reports of criminal damage to a vehicle on Thursday.

At about 5:30 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 1400 block of Pitner Avenue after reports of a man smashing windows on a car parked in the street, said Evanston Police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan.

The car, a 1999 Toyota Camry, had its windows smashed out, but officers were unable to locate the owner of the car.

Police arrest man weeks after gun-related aggravated assault

Police arrested a 27-year-old man on Wednesday in connection with an assault that occurred earlier this month.

On Sept. 3, a 39-year-old Evanston man reported an aggravated assault at about 2:45 p.m. The man reported that while walking in the 1500 block of Church Street, a gray car pulled up. A man stepped out, and the two got into a verbal altercation over a past grievance, Dugan said.

The 27-year-old man went back into the car and allegedly pulled out a gun and pointed it at the other man. The driver of the car told the man to get back in the car, and they drove away.

On Sept. 21, the 27-year-old man was seen in the 1600 block of Dodge Avenue at about 1 p.m. and was arrested by an Evanston officer, Dugan said.

He was charged with misdemeanor aggravated assault and is set to appear in court on Oct. 24.

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