Blotter: Man arrested for battery, phone stolen on the train

Molly Burke, Reporter

A 20-year-old Evanston man was arrested Sunday for battery, Evanston police said.

The incident occured on Oct. 27 last year when two cars pulled up to the same gas pump. A fight began and one man had his phone damaged and was injured, Evanston police Cmdr. Brian Henry said.

Police investigated using surveillance footage and discovered that they needed to find two potential people. They were soon able to identify one of the people and arrested him on Cleveland Street.

Phone stolen on the train

An iPhone 11 was taken from a woman’s hands around 6:15 p.m. on Saturday on the CTA Purple Line near the South Boulevard station.

The suspect got up to exit the train and grabbed the phone as they walked by, before fleeing out of the station, Henry said.

The police do not currently have information about the suspects other than a description, but they will investigate using any available surveillance footage.

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