Blotter: Man arrested on battery charge, man arrested for possession of crack cocaine

Molly Burke, Reporter

A 31-year-old Evanston man was arrested for battery Tuesday at around 5 p.m. on Lake Shore Boulevard.

The incident, which occured on Feb. 12, was at a soup kitchen at Beth Emet The Free Synagogue, 1224 Dempster St. An elderly woman was volunteering when the man, who Evanston police Cmdr. Brian Henry said was intoxicated, spat on the volunteer.

The man was known to police and a warrant was put out for his arrest. After being identified, he was arrested and charged with battery.

Man arrested for possession of crack cocaine

A 58-year-old Evanston man was arrested at around 1 a.m. Wednesday for possession of a controlled substance.

Police pulled the man over on Oakton Street for failing to stop at a stop sign and noticed a clear bag they identified as crack cocaine. Additionally, the police found a glass pipe used for smoking crack cocaine in his possession, Henry said.

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