Man arrested for unlawful use of a weapon after finding brass knuckle handle attached to knife

Julia Esparza, City Editor

Police responded Monday afternoon to a report of a person waving a knife around in an alley near the 1800 block of Monroe Street.

Evanston Police Department officers responded to the area and found the man based on a description provided by the caller, EPD communications coordinator Perry Polinski said. Following questioning by EPD, the 19-year-old Evanston man admitted to carrying a knife in his waistband and removing it to adjust his trousers.

The knife had a brass knuckle-shaped handle, which is unlawful to possess in Illinois, Polinski said. Police arrested and charged the man with unlawful use of a weapon.

Man arrested for criminal trespassing at CVS

EPD responded to a call Monday afternoon from an employee of a CVS at 1711 Sherman Ave.

The employee called to report suspected shoplifting after a 55-year-old Evanston man, who was known by employees, entered the store and then left. Polinski said the man had been warned in the past to not enter the store after threatening an employee.

When officers later located the man in the 1700 block of Orrington Avenue, they did not find any shoplifted items, Polinski said. Police arrested the man for criminal trespass to property.

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