Police Blotter: Woman charged with battery at Evanston Hospital

Sam Krevlin, Reporter

Evanston Police charged a woman with misdemeanor battery and trespassing on Monday, police said.

At about 5 p.m, Evanston police received reports of a disturbance involving a female in Evanston hospital. Hospital staff called the police and reported that a female visitor to the hospital allegedly yelled, cursed, kicked walls and threw items when she was told she was not allowed in a specific room, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said.

Hospital staff told officers that the woman had begun swinging her arms and striking officers when they tried to remove her from the premises.

Once the police arrived, officers noted a security guard had a swollen right elbow, Dugan said.

The woman was arrested in connection with the incident and charged with one count of misdemeanor battery, one count of misdemeanor conduct and one count of misdemeanor trespassing, Dugan said.

Man charged with battery after slapping officer’s wrist

Officers charged a 35-year-old Evanston man with misdemeanor battery on Monday, police said.

At about 3:15 a.m., officers responded to a domestic call on in the 2300 block of Foster Street.

Upon arriving at the scene, Dugan said officers saw the man and a woman arguing in the front yard. The woman was heading toward her car when the 35 year-old became upset, while also walking towards the car.

The officers tried to calm the man down, but the man slapped the left wrist of an officer. The officer took him into custody and charged him with misdemeanor battery, Dugan said.

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