Blotter: Chicago man arrested in connection with fraudulent ticket sales

Sophie Mann, Reporter

A Chicago resident was arrested Tuesday in north Evanston in connection with a theft in Chicago.

The original incident occurred Monday when the man sold tickets for the State Farm Champions Classic to an Evanston resident, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. The man sold the tickets for $450.

Later, the man who bought the tickets spoke with his friend, who was also buying tickets from the same man in the 3300 block of Central Street, Dugan said. They compared tickets and realized they were for the same section and seats.

Detectives went to the location with the man who first bought the tickets, and he identified the person from whom he purchased the tickets, Dugan said. Detectives approached him and discovered the fraudulent tickets on his person.

He was taken into custody and charged with theft by deception, a misdemeanor.

Evanston man charged with domestic battery

An Evanston man was arrested Tuesday night in connection with domestic battery in south Evanston.

A doctor reported that he treated the man’s 9-year-old daughter for bruises on her buttocks and wrists, Dugan said. She told police that her father punished her for not concentrating on her schoolwork.

Juvenile detectives located her father in the 700 block of Hartrey Avenue, Dugan said, and he admitted to disciplining her with a belt.

He was charged with misdemeanor domestic battery.

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