Blotter: Evanston man charged in connection with aggravated assault

Colin Boyle, Photo Editor

A 66-year-old Evanston man was charged with aggravated assault Monday evening after threatening a 55-year-old man with a metal bat.

Around 6:30 p.m., the 55-year-old man and his son were pulling into their driveway in the 1800 block of Brown Avenue when the 66-year-old approached the two with a bat in hand. He struck a fence with the bat, Evanston police Cmdr. Ryan Glew said.

The two went inside, while the 66-year-old man stood outside the residence and continued to threaten the 55-year-old man.

The 55-year-old man walked out onto his front porch with a BB gun, telling the other man to leave the property. The two were arguing over church equipment, Glew said.

Officers placed the 66-year-old in custody. The 55-year-old man allowed officers to search his residence and the BB gun was recovered.

Man charged with possession of cannabis, air rifle

A 19-year-old Evanston man was arrested Monday evening after police received calls of a man with a pellet gun.

The man was observed in the backyard of a residence in the 2100 block of Wesley Avenue at about 7 p.m. He was observed firing the pellet gun in the air by the person who called EPD, Glew said.

When officers arrived, the man followed orders to place the firearm on a table, and the firearm was then confirmed to be a pellet gun. Officers also located roughly 14.5 grams of cannabis in the man’s backpack, Glew said.

The 19-year-old was charged for possession of an air rifle and misdemeanor possession of cannabis.

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