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Blotter: Evanston man shot in thigh on Darrow Avenue on Sunday night

Ben Pope, Summer Editor

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An Evanston man was transported to Evanston Hospital Sunday night after being shot in the thigh while standing in the 2100 block of Darrow Avenue, according to a news release.

The 32-year-old man told police four shots were fired at him — one of which hit his body — from a passing white vehicle, according to the release. Police found four shell casings and the man was taken to Evanston Hospital and treated for a non-life-threatening wound.

The incident is still under investigation, according to the release, as of Monday afternoon.

Riverdale man arrested in connection with at least 11 vehicle burglaries

A Riverdale man was arrested early Sunday morning in Evanston in connection with the burglaries of 11 vehicles, according to a news release.

The 11 vehicles that police found burglarized, all of which were unlocked, were located on and around the 2100 block of Maple Avenue — about three blocks west of Northwestern’s campus.

Police had been called when a resident noticed two people entering various vehicles, according to the release. An arrest was made when police found the Riverdale man, 19, hiding under a tree nearby in the 2500 block of Ridge Avenue and in possession of two pairs of sunglasses and two personal checks.

The man was charged with burglary of a motor vehicle, a felony.

Chicago man arrested in connection with possession of stolen motor vehicle

A Chicago man was arrested early Sunday morning in Evanston after being pursued by police and eventually crashing the vehicle he was driving, according to a news release.

Police noticed the car driving with a flat tire on Ridge Avenue, then followed the car as it turned on several side streets, according to the release. When making an erratic turn from Asbury Avenue onto Mulford Street, the driver lost control due to the flat tire and crashed into a parked car. The driver then fled on foot until police arrested him in the 400 block of Wesley Avenue.

Police found two passengers in the car as well as a handgun with an extended magazine, according to the release.

The 22-year-old driver was charged with three felonies, including one in connection with the stolen motor vehicle and two in connection with the handgun, according to the release. The two passengers were each charged with criminal trespass to vehicle, a misdemeanor.

Evanston man arrested in connection with domestic battery

An Evanston man was arrested early Monday morning after his girlfriend claimed he briefly dragged her from his car, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said.

The 25-year-old woman told police she and the 32-year-old man had an argument over cell phone usage while he was driving on Asbury Avenue, Dugan said. The woman said her boyfriend slowed the car and she tried to get out, but then he sped up again, dragging her legs on the road before she eventually fell out entirely.

The woman called police from the 400 block of Asbury. The man was then arrested at the intersection of Oakton Street and Custer Avenue and charged with misdemeanor domestic battery, Dugan said.

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