Blotter: Woman arrested after refusing to leave hotel

Joshua Irvine, Copy chief

Police arrested a woman Monday morning at a hotel in the 1700 block of Orrington Avenue after she refused to leave the establishment.

Officers responded to a call from the Hilton Orrington at 12:10 a.m. to find a woman refusing to leave the hotel lobby, Evanston police Cmdr. Ryan Glew said. The officers found the 53-year-old Chicago resident sitting in a chair in the lobby. Glew said a security guard had called the police.

The woman claimed to be a resident of the hotel and told officers she did not want to leave, Glew said. The security guard informed police that the woman was not a guest at the hotel.

Glew said the security guard informed the police that he wished to file a complaint if the woman did not leave. The officer informed the woman of this, to which she reaffirmed her choice to remain.

Police arrested the woman at 12:20 a.m. and transported to the EPD station. She faces one misdemeanor charge of criminal trespassing. Her court date is set for May 30.

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