Blotter: Evanston man arrested in connection with criminal trespass at EPL

Sophie Mann , Reporter

An Evanston resident was arrested Wednesday in connection with criminal trespass in downtown Evanston.

Officers were dispatched to the Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave., for a disturbance, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. The man involved had been banned from the library Monday and warned not to return to the premises, but was seen in the library Wednesday afternoon, Dugan said.

Although he made verbal threats toward library staff and patrons, the man never made threatening gestures or aggressive moves, Dugan said. The man was arrested in the 700 block of Clark Street and was charged with criminal trespass to property, a misdemeanor.

Local man charged with domestic battery in south Evanston

A local man was arrested Saturday in connection with domestic battery in south Evanston.

A 26-year-old Evanston woman told officers that the man — her children’s father — came to see them at her home in the 100 block of Custer Avenue when the two adults got into an argument, Dugan said.

Dugan said the man struck the woman in the face and grabbed her by the hair. The woman grabbed a knife to protect herself and was able to get out of the house and contact the police. Upon arrival, Dugan said, officers observed redness on the woman’s right cheek, and they also noted items in disarray in the area where the incident occurred.

The man was found hiding in the residence’s rear stairway, Dugan said. He was charged with domestic battery, a misdemeanor.

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