Blotter: Evanston man turns self in, charged in connection with 2 counts of aggravated battery

Colin Boyle, Photo Editor

An Evanston man turned himself in to Evanston police Tuesday afternoon for a battery investigation.

The 47-year-old man was arrested early Wednesday morning in connection with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and aggravated battery in a public place, Evanston police Cmdr. Ryan Glew said.

The incident that lead to the man turning himself in occurred on March 23. A man was exiting the YMCA on Grove Street and was approached by the suspect, Glew said.

Without provocation, the suspect began to strike the man with a golf club, breaking it across his back, Glew said. The suspect continued striking the man with the broken club, causing lacerations to his neck, before fleeing the scene.

Glew said there was a witness at the YMCA. Multiple attempts were made to contact the suspect before he eventually turned himself in.

Skokie man arrested in connection with driving on a suspended license

A 67-year-old Skokie man was arrested Thursday afternoon in connection with driving on a suspended license.

The incident occurred at 1 p.m. near Evanston Hospital. Officers were dispatched to Ridge Avenue and Central Street in response to a traffic incident, Glew said.

The man was involved in the incident and the officers discovered he was driving on a suspended license, which was confirmed by the Secretary of State, Glew said.

He was in custody for the charge, processed on the scene and released on an I-Bond.

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