Evanston man threatened with knife

Ashley Capoot, Reporter

A 50-year-old man was threatened with a knife on Thursday after a verbal altercation at his residence at the McGaw YMCA near the 1000 block of Grove Street.

The man said he had an argument with another man at around 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the YMCA. The other man returned to the residence at 4 a.m. on Thursday and threatened the man with a jagged butter knife. The two men used profane language during their first altercation, and the offender said he would slash the man if he ever cursed at him again.

Evanston Police Department Cmdr. Ryan Glew said the offender was described as highly intoxicated during both instances. Though no one was injured during the confrontation, Glew said the incident was documented to ensure the situation does not escalate further.

EPD officers have not successfully contacted the man with the knife, and no one is currently in custody, Glew said.

Tools stolen from Evanston garage

A 65-year-old man reported Wednesday that several items were stolen from his residence near the 900 block of Darrow Avenue.

The man said he noticed various tools valued at over $1,000 missing from his detached garage. There were signs of forced entry, Glew said.

An officer examined the scene, but no suspect is in custody.

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