Blotter: Woman arrested for slapping employee at Jewel

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

Evanston Police Department officers responded to a report of battery at the 1128 Chicago Ave. Jewel-Osco in central Evanston on Saturday night.

A 64-year-old Jewel cashier told officers he was assaulted by a woman while at work, said Evanston police Cmdr. Ryan Glew.

The man said he saw the woman arguing with another employee, and told her she should leave. He used his arm to move some of her belongings, at which point she slapped his left hand, grabbed his arm and told him not to touch her things, Glew said.

Officers located the woman, who appeared to be intoxicated, and took her to the station, where she admitted to having consumed alcohol earlier that day, Glew added.

Tools stolen from garage

EPD officers on Saturday evening responded to a report of a burglary in the 1500 block of Pitner Avenue in west Evanston.

The 39-year-old resident told officers that sometime between 2 and 4 p.m., someone walked into her garage, and took an air compressor and a reciprocating saw, both of which were very old, Glew said.

The garage door showed no signs of forced entry and was likely unlocked, Glew said.

He added that the woman wanted the incident documented for “crime statistical purposes.”

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