Blotter: Woman arrested for battery at Walgreens, candy and technology stolen from Elmwood apartment

Molly Burke, Reporter

A 29-year-old Evanston woman was arrested and charged with battery after a fight broke out at the Walgreens on Chicago Avenue.

Officers responded to a verbal altercation at the store that escalated on Tuesday, Jan. 7 at around 10 p.m.

Perry Polinski, the Evanston Police Department communications coordinator, said that the incident occurred after the suspect grew angry at the victim for cutting ahead of her in line. After verbal exchanges, the suspect grabbed the 36-year-old Evanston woman and punched her head, according to Polinski.

The victim received treatment for minor injuries at AMITA Health Saint Francis Hospital.

Technology and candy stolen from Elmwood apartment

An apartment on the 100 block of Elmwood Avenue was burglarized on Tuesday, Jan. 7 between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m., according to EPD. The suspect stole an Apple laptop, an Amazon Echo, several RCA Voyager tablets and three bags of lollipops, according to Polinski.

There was no forced entry into the apartment and no information yet on the suspect. The crime was reported at approximately 9 p.m.

The victim is a 24-year-old Evanston man, whose losses total approximately $2200.

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