Blotter: Evanston woman arrested in connection with domestic battery

Sophie Mann, Reporter

An Evanston woman was arrested early Saturday morning in north Evanston in connection with domestic battery.

Her boyfriend’s roommate called police to the 1500 block of Central Street when he was woken up around 3 a.m. by the sound of arguing in his apartment, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. He went into the living room and saw the woman hitting and kicking her boyfriend, who was on the couch.

According to the roommate, the woman’s boyfriend was covering himself so as not to be struck, but he did not strike her. Officers observed scrapes and scratch marks on the man’s neck and forehead.

The woman was charged with domestic battery, a misdemeanor.

Juvenile arrested in connection with handgun recovery in Chicago

A juvenile was arrested Friday night in connection with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon in Chicago, according to a news release.

Police stopped a vehicle — in which the juvenile was seated — in the 7400 block of Seeley Avenue after observing, from the 600 block of Howard Street in Evanston, it had a rear registration light out. Officers observed the rear seat passenger, a 16-year-old from Chicago, throw a handgun into the open trunk area and attempt to flee the scene, but he was apprehended.

The gun was recovered, and the juvenile was taken to the Cook County Juvenile Detention Center in Chicago, according to the release.

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