Old Town: Two Cops Injured In Sunday Afternoon Arrest

Police on the scene in the 1700 block of North Wells. | HeyJackass!

Two officers were injured as they attempted to detain a possible robbery offender in Old Town on Sunday afternoon. A woman who lives in the neighborhood told police that three teenagers on Divvy bikes were circling the area and tried to rob her husband near the 1700 block of North Wells around 12:15 p.m.

A second person also reported that the Divvy bikers tried to take their phone, according to police.

Officers stopped two suspects in the 1800 block of North Hudson, but another ran away. He was detained in the 200 block of West St. Paul a few minutes later. According to police, the third offender bit one officer and caused unspecified injuries to another cop as they tried to take him into custody.

Both injured officers were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in good condition. Police were preparing to seek charges on Sunday evening.

Woman Knifed At “Social Gathering” In Old Town

A 22-year-old woman suffered a minor knife wound when an argument turned physical at an Old Town Airbnb early Sunday, police said. Guests on the second floor of the home called 911 shortly after midnight to report hearing a loud fight and screams on the floor above them in the 100 block of West Schiller.

Police said the fight broke out at a “social gathering” and that the offender remains at large. The victim was transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital for treatment of a laceration above her eye, according to a police spokesman.

The offender is described as a shirtless black male who was wearing black jeans and carrying a white and black shoulder bag. He was last seen heading eastbound on Schiller.

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