Man arrested for aggravated assault and possession of controlled substance

Ashley Capoot, Reporter

A 45-year-old man reported Saturday that his co-worker threatened him with a gun after they had a business dispute in the 1800 block of Washington Street.

The man said the two had an argument about the vehicles they were selling, and his co-worker retrieved a revolver handgun from his vehicle and threatened him. The man said he ran, hopped over the fence and called the police.

Evanston Police Department Cmdr. Ryan Glew said the offender fled the scene in a 2002 Ford Explorer, but EPD officers stopped the vehicle near the intersection of Callan Avenue and Mulford Street. The man was arrested and taken into custody, but he denied having a weapon during the altercation.

The offender was positively identified by the man who reported the incident, and the EPD later found a 2-milligram tablet of Xanax, 1.6 grams of cannabis and a substance that was potentially cocaine in his vehicle, Glew said.

He was charged with aggravated assault and possession of a controlled substance.

Man steals money from Avenue Hair

A 58-year-old man reported Friday that a man stole money from Avenue Hair, located at 919 Chicago Avenue.

The man said security camera footage showed the offender enter through the front door and take $75 in cash and $25 in quarters. The footage showed the offender looking in different rooms in the store but not taking anything else.

There is currently no suspect and no one is in custody.

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