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Blotter: Evanston woman arrested in connection with domestic battery

Nikki Baim, Reporter

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Police arrested a 43-year-old Evanston woman Tuesday night and charged her with domestic battery and aggravated assault following an altercation with her fiancé, Evanston police said.

The woman and her 62-year-old fiancé were arguing about their son while in the bedroom of their home in the 400 block of South Boulevard when the man called the police, Evanston police Cmdr. Ryan Glew said. The woman told an officer that her fiancé struck her on the left side of her face during the altercation.

The man told the officer he heard their 10-year-old son, who was playing in the bedroom, begin to cry. When he entered the bedroom, he said he was met by his fiancé holding a folding pocket knife. Glew said she held the opened knife near his head and stated, “You’re not coming in here.”

The two exchanged blows to each other’s heads, but police said the pocket knife was not used.

When the man said he was calling the police, the woman locked herself in the bedroom, Glew said. Police found the woman in the bedroom with the opened knife and arrested her. Police said she appeared to be intoxicated.

The woman was charged with one count of domestic battery and one count of aggravated assault.

Chicago man arrested in connection with aggravated assault

A 32-year-old Chicago man was arrested early Tuesday morning in connection with aggravated assault on a police officer.

Officers responded to a call at 12:35 a.m. that a suspicious man was sleeping in the driver’s seat of his vehicle in James Park, Glew said. Police attempted to make contact with the man, but he was unresponsive. On a second attempt, the man put the car in drive and nearly struck an officer, Glew said. One officer was hit in the hand by the vehicle.

The man then put his car in reverse and stopped. The officers verbally commanded the man to stop the vehicle and step out. He then fled in the vehicle.

Police followed the man until his vehicle skidded onto the curb at the intersection of Francisco Avenue and Birchwood Avenue in Chicago. Glew said the accident was probably caused by weather conditions. No one was injured and no property was damaged in the accident.

The wounded officer was treated at Evanston Hospital and police said the injury was not serious.

The man was charged with aggravated assault, three counts of misdemeanor and two traffic tickets.

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