Blotter: Evanston man charged with domestic battery

Amelia Langas, Development and Recruitment Editor

An Evanston man was arrested and charged with domestic battery after an incident early Wednesday morning.

At around 1:40 a.m., Evanston Police Department officers responded to a call of a disturbance in the 500 block of Elmwood Avenue in south Evanston. Officers were told a woman had been screaming inside the residence for about five minutes, said Evanston Police Cmdr. Ryan Glew.

When officers arrived at the residence, the 36-year-old man answered the door. He appeared intoxicated and was slurring his words, Glew said.

Officers spoke to the woman who was inside, Glew said. She had sustained a bite mark on her neck. The woman told officers the man had choked her, but she did not want him arrested.

However, Illinois law states that if there is probable cause to make an arrest for domestic battery, the responding officers must arrest the accused, Glew said. The man was arrested and charged with domestic battery, a misdemeanor.

Man arrested for position of a controlled substance

At around 4:00 p.m. Monday, officers conducted a street stop in the 6000 block of Bosworth Avenue in north Chicago, which Glew said is a known location in an ongoing narcotics investigation.

The 22-year-old man who was stopped was carrying two backpacks, and he dropped them when police approached, Glew said.

When police searched the backpacks, they found small plastic bags containing 1.5 grams of MDMA and 10 grams of assorted pills including alprazolam, commonly known as Xanax.

The man was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance.

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