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Blotter: Woman arrested at Saint Francis Hospital, charged with two counts of theft

Julia Esparza, Reporter

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Police arrested a 48-year-old Skokie woman Saturday at Presence Saint Francis Hospital in connection with two counts of theft.

A hospital employee had alerted security after he noticed a woman wearing a sweatshirt and backpack that he had left in the employee locker room, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said.

Security detained the suspect until police arrived on the scene. Police searched the women and discovered a Qur’an, a baby Jesus statue and a prayer rug all belonging to the hospital, Dugan said. She was charged with property theft.

68-year-old man arrested in downtown Evanston in connection with domestic battery

A 68-year-old Evanston man was arrested Thursday in downtown Evanston and charged with aggravated domestic battery.

A 66-year-old Evanston woman said she was reading in her kitchen when her husband began hitting her in the head with a frying pan, Dugan said.

The woman said her husband put a plastic bag around her head until she fought him off. He then tried to choke her. When she was able to break free from his hold again, she called 911, she told police.
The woman was admitted to Evanston Hospital with “bruises and bumps,” Dugan said. Police charged the man with two counts of battery and two counts of domestic battery.

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