Blotter: man arrested for August battery

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

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Evanston Police Department officers arrested an Evanston man on Thursday after he admitted to a charge of battery that took place on August 23.

The man who was assaulted, a 57-year-old male resident of Wheeling, was sitting in front of D&D Dogs in north Evanston when the Evanston man walked by and kicked his leg before walking away, said Evanston Police Cmdr. Ryan Glew.

About five minutes later, the Evanston man asked the 57-year-old , “Why are you watching me?” and grabbed the man by the shirt and threw him on the ground twice. The 57-year-old man was able to get away from the Evanston man, Glew said.

The man’s daughter acted as a translator and witness, and told officers that the Evanston man was stranger, Glew said.

The Wheeling man picked the Evanston man out of a photo lineup on Wednesday.

Beers almost stolen from Target

Officers responded to a report of retail theft at the Target at 2209 Howard St. on Thursday night.

Officers spoke to the loss prevention agent at Target, who said an unidentified man took four packs of beer, then passed the last point of sale.

The loss prevention officer was able to recover the beer, a gray sweater, a cell phone and white headphones, all belonging to the man. The man has yet to be found.

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