Blotter: Residential burglary reported on Gaffield Place

Julia Esparza, Assistant City Editor

A 21-year-old woman called police to investigate a burglary at her residence near Northwestern’s campus on Wednesday.

The woman said she left the residence in the 800 block of Gaffield Place at 6 p.m., and when she returned at 11 p.m., her backpack, which she left on a chair, was missing. It contained an iPad, money, school supplies and gym shoes, said Evanston police Cmdr. Ryan Glew.

The woman told police she was sure the iPad was stolen because when she checked the device’s location, it was at another location then later was shut down.

When police arrived on the scene, there was no sign of forced entry. There are no suspects at this time, Glew said.

Man arrested in connection with domestic battery after altercation with a knife

Police arrested a 30-year-old man Jan. 12 in south Evanston and charged him with domestic battery.

The man told police his 28-year-old girlfriend struck him after he would not let her look through his phone. The woman claims the man grew angry and hit her after he believed another man called her phone. She told police the man grabbed a kitchen knife during the altercation, Glew said.

The Evanston woman called the police. When police arrived on the scene, they reported “scratch marks on (the man’s) chest and bite marks on his arm,” Glew said. The woman admitted to inflicting these wounds in self-defense.

The woman suffered minor injuries but was taken to Saint Francis Hospital because she was pregnant, Glew said.

The man was charged with one count of misdemeanor domestic battery.

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