Police Blotter: Man charged with assault after lunging at police

Erica Snow, Assistant City Editor

Evanston police charged a man Monday evening with assault after he allegedly lunged at officers.

Police received tips of people selling drugs in the rear lot of an apartment building in the 2000 block of Wesley Avenue at about 5 p.m. The detectives had previous contact with the man and knew he was not a resident of the building, and said he became “belligerent” when offices approached, Dugan said.

Dugan added the man clenched his fists and lunged in the direction of the officers while saying, “F— the police.”

Because the man was “putting them in fear of being battered,” Dugan said the man was charged with assault.

Shots fired reported in Evanston

Evanston police received two reports of shots fired within five blocks of one another in west Evanston Monday night, but were unable to locate suspects or witnesses.

At about 11 p.m., police received two anonymous phone calls reporting shots fired — one stated the shots were from the 2100 block of Dewey Avenue and the other from the 2200 block of Grey Avenue, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said.

Officers checked both locations for evidence or witnesses, but did not locate anything, Dugan said.

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