Blotter: Evanston woman arrested in connection with aggravated battery

Sophie Mann, Digital Development and Recruitment Editor

A 35-year-old woman was arrested Tuesday in connection with aggravated battery in west Evanston.

The incident occurred in the 2000 block of Emerson Street, after officers heard yelling, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. After multiple requests by police to open the door, a man and woman were taken into custody.

The woman kicked the arresting officer in the leg and the genitals, Dugan said. She was charged with disorderly conduct, aggravated battery of a police officer — a felony — and resisting arrest. The man was not charged with anything.

Evanston man arrested in connection with aggressive panhandling

A man was arrested in connection with violating a city panhandling ordinance in west Evanston on Monday.

He was arrested on the 1700 block of Church Street at roughly 5:00 p.m. after a report of aggressive panhandling, Dugan said. When the officer gave the panhandlers a warning, one began yelling, walking toward the officer with clenched fists and throwing a milk crate on the ground.

The man — who was panhandling within 18 feet of an ATM — was charged with violating a city panhandling ordinance and disobeying the police in public, Dugan said.

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