Blotter: Man arrested for assault; burglary

Yonjoo Seo, Assistant A&E Editor

A 27-year-old Evanston resident was charged with assault on Friday.

Evanston Police Department received calls around 2:17 a.m. about a man ringing residents’ doorbells around the 2000 block of Lake Street. Officers found the man in a black Acura and noticed alcohol in the car. Officers asked the driver to step out of his vehicle, but the man had not parked it yet, and rolled the car in the direction of an officer before driving away, Evanston Police Cmdr. Brian Henry said.

The officers followed at a distance and found the man’s address after scanning his license plate. Evanston police arrested the man at his house for driving under the influence and being uncooperative during arrest, Henry said.

Burglary

Two men stole jewelry from an Evanston woman’s house on Thursday afternoon.

The men, who reportedly appeared to be between 40 and 50 years old, showed up at the 79-year-old woman’s house in the 2200 block of Dodge Avenue at around 3 p.m. pretending they were going to do work for her, Henry said. One of the men distracted her while the other entered the house through an unlocked door. The men left after a few minutes.

That night, the woman’s daughter came to her house and noticed the drawers had been opened and rummaged through, Henry said. They noticed six rings, valued at $5,000 in total, were missing.
EPD does not have any suspects in this case.

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