Blotter: Evanston man arrested in connection with aggravated fleeing, eluding

Sophie Mann, Reporter

An Evanston man was arrested in connection with aggravated fleeing and eluding after turning himself in on Wednesday in Skokie.

The original incident occurred Aug. 24 when officers noticed the man driving, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. One of the officers recognized the man from another arrest for driving with a suspended license.

After confirming the license suspension, the officer told the man to pull into a parking lot, Dugan said. The man agreed, but drove past the parking lot, at which point officers turned their sirens on and the man began driving away faster.

Dugan said the man disregarded two stop signs while eluding police. The officers did not pursue him, but obtained a warrant for his arrest.

The man was charged Wednesday with aggravated fleeing and eluding, a felony.

Chicago woman arrested in connection with retail theft in south Evanston

A Chicago resident was arrested Wednesday in connection with retail theft from the Sam’s Club in south Evanston.

The store security guard observed the woman place a cell phone charger in her backpack, as well as five items of clothing, before leaving the store without paying for them, Dugan said. The total for the merchandise is $95.86.

She was taken into custody and charged with retail theft, a misdemeanor.

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