Blotter: Chicago man points gun at Skokie man behind library

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

Evanston Police Department officers responded to a report of a Chicago man threatening a Skokie man with a gun behind the Evanston Public Library on Saturday night.

The Skokie man made plans to meet his girlfriend, an 18-year-old Evanston resident, behind the library — 1703 Orrington Ave. — to discuss the future of their relationship after he discovered she was cheating on him, said Evanston police Cmdr. Ryan Glew. The Evanston woman pulled up in a car with the Chicago man, with whom she had cheated, Glew said.

The Chicago man got out of the car, approached the Skokie man and pointed a handgun at him, at which point the Skokie man “recognized the offender as the other boyfriend,” Glew said.

The Skokie man is interested in pursuing charges, Glew added.

Evanston man arrested for September theft

An EPD officer on Saturday arrested a 20-year-old Evanston man accused of robbing the Target at 1616 Sherman Ave. back in September.

The officer made the arrest at 1630 Sherman Ave. around 6 p.m. after recognizing the man standing in the Barnes & Noble foyer, Glew said.

The man was arrested for stealing clothing and a cell phone from Target on Sept. 30, and he was identified at the time of the theft using security footage. The man was transported to the police department without incident, Glew said.

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