Blotter: Armed robbery in 1800 block of Lyons Street

Joshua Irvine, Copy Chief

A man called police to report he had been robbed at gunpoint early Wednesday morning.

The 25-year-old Evanston resident told police he exited his residence in the 1800 block of Lyons Street at 4:05 a.m. to move his car closer to his home, Glew said. While standing at the north side of Lyons Street, the resident observed a man approaching on a small-frame silver bicycle from the east. As the resident unlocked his car door, Glew said the man on the bicycle stopped behind the resident and drew a black semiautomatic handgun.

Glew said the resident pushed the attacker back, who grabbed the resident’s Guess backpack as he fell. The resident relinquished the bag and ran east on Lyons Street screaming for help, Glew said; the resident later returned home and called 911.

The resident told police he would sign a complaint against the attacker if the man was found, Glew said. Police have no suspects and no one in custody.

Man arrested on charges of battery, trespassing

Police arrested a man Tuesday morning after he was found trespassing at a mental health clinic in the 1400 block of Chicago Avenue.

Officers responded to Greenwood Care, located at 1406 Chicago Ave., after an administrative assistant at the facility called to report that a man returned after being previously barred from the facility following a violent incident, Evanston police Cmdr. Ryan Glew said. The victim of that encounter had reported an incident of battery to police the previous day, Glew said.

Glew said the man was lying on a bench on the facility’s property when he was found by police. Officers arrested the man and transported him to the Evanston Police Department, where he was charged with trespassing and battery. His court date is set for June 6.

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