Blotter: Shots fired in south Evanston

Julia Esparza, Copy Chief

The Evanston Police Department and the Chicago Police Department received three calls Tuesday reporting shots fired near the intersection of Dobson Street and Elmwood Avenue.

At about 12:20 a.m., EPD received two calls from Evanston residents, who reported hearing shots fired nearby. CPD also received a call from an individual who heard two to three shots fired, Evanston police Cmdr. Ryan Glew said.

Police checked the area and did not find any evidence of shots fired.

Man charged with resisting arrest

A 23-year-old man was arrested Friday in connection with resisting arrest and obstructing an officer.

The Evanston man was involved in an incident Feb. 23, in which he allegedly knocked a phone out of another man’s hand and ran away with it. When police stopped him on the street to question him afterward, he ran away, Glew said.

As an officer took the man into custody, he injured the officer’s thumb, causing the officer to need surgery. EPD originally charged the man with a misdemeanor resisting arrest, but following the severity of the officer’s injury EPD changed the charge to a felony.

Officers arrested the man Friday at about 5:45 p.m. and charged him with resisting arrest and obstructing an officer, a felony.

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