Blotter: Evanston woman arrested in connection with 2 felony charges, misdemeanor

Colin Boyle, Photo Editor

Police arrested a 42-year-old Evanston woman early Sunday morning in connection with two felony charges and a misdemeanor.

Officers responded to a report of domestic disturbance at 1567 Dodge Ave. around 1 a.m. on Sunday. The suspect’s daughter said her mother held a knife to her throat and then fled northbound, Evanston police Cmdr. Ryan Glew said.

Evanston Police Department dispatched K9 Officer Anthony Sosa, and the K9 located the suspect in the yard at 1571 Dodge Ave. A knife was located near the suspect, Glew said.

Officers transported the woman to the police station. They also spoke with the daughter and neighbors, who said the incident began with a verbal argument before the mother acquired a butcher knife. The daughter who was threatened was holding her 11-month-old daughter, Glew said.

Glew said the state’s attorney reviewed the case and charged the woman with one count of child endangerment and violation of an order of protection, as well as one count of aggravated assault.

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The incident unfolded at 2209 Howard St. on April 6 around 12:45 p.m. when the suspect battered a woman in proximity to the woman’s 16-month-old toddler and infant in the backseat, Glew said.

While the woman and her boyfriend were driving through a parking lot on Howard Street, they stopped their vehicle in front of Target. A car pulled up, driven by the man’s ex-girlfriend, Glew said.

The suspect began to yell at the man, who attempted to drive away, but the suspect followed the pair at a high speed in her vehicle through the parking lot, Glew said. The suspect’s vehicle struck the headlight of the pair’s vehicle.

The pair stopped their vehicle to check on the woman’s daughter in the backseat, when the suspect approached the vehicle, lunged at the driver and began striking the woman in the face and pulling out chunks of hair, Glew said.

The woman refused medical aid but abrasions were found on her face. The domestic detective signed the complaint on behalf of the 16-month-old, acting as an advocate, Glew said. The woman did not press charges against the suspect for battery, criminal damage to vehicle or the traffic crash.

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