Blotter: Evanston man arrested after fighting brother

Cameron Cook, Reporter

Evanston Police Department officers responded to a report of domestic battery in west Evanston on Wednesday afternoon.

A 32-year-old Evanston man was arrested on the 700 block of Grey Avenue after a physical altercation with his younger brother over the matter of cleaning the kitchen, said Evanston police Cmdr. Ryan Glew.

The older brother came into the room and asked the younger if he was going to clean up the mess, Glew said. The two started to argue, and the fight escalated into a physical altercation.

The younger brother fought back, punching and biting his brother to defend himself. The younger brother had a bruise above his left eye, a scratch on his forehead and soreness on his face. The older brother gave a similar account of the incident after his arrest, Glew said.

The fight was broken up by their 75-year-old father, who yelled at them until they calmed down, Glew said.

Traffic box defaced

EPD officers responded to an anonymous report of graffiti on a traffic light box on the corner of Maple Avenue and Davis Street in downtown Evanston.

The markings on the traffic signal were written in black and undecipherable, Glew said.

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