Blotter: Man arrested in south Evanston in connection with aggravated battery

Jake Holland, Assistant City Editor

A 35-year-old Chicago man was arrested Thursday in south Evanston in connection with aggravated battery.

The man, who was a patient at St. Francis Hospital, had attempted to leave while still attached to an IV, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. After the man argued with security staff and hospital workers, an ER nurse agreed to remove his IV, Dugan said.

After the IV was removed, the man chest bumped a security officer and punched him in the face, Dugan said. The man also struck two other security officers.

Police arrived and took the man into custody, Dugan said. He was charged with one count of aggravated battery, a felony.

Man arrested in downtown Evanston in connection with cannabis possession

A 25-year-old Chicago man was arrested Friday in downtown Evanston in connection with cannabis possession.

The man was stopped in the 1700 block of Ridge Avenue after officers observed him talking on his cellphone while driving, Dugan said. The man was unable to produce a driver’s license or proof of insurance, and officers later learned that the man’s license had been revoked due to a DUI, he said.

Officers found a bottle containing 2.25 grams of cannabis and a glass pipe used to ingest it, Dugan said. Police also found an open, half-empty bottle of Corona in the vehicle.

The man was charged with cannabis possession under 10 grams, possession of drug paraphernalia and illegal transportation of open alcohol — all misdemeanors, Dugan said. The man was also issued citations for driving without a valid license, driving with a revoked license and driving without proof of insurance.

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