Evanston police say two large groups of people started fighting in the 1900 block of Brown Avenue about 6 p.m. this evening. The confrontation brought all available Evanston police units to the scene as well as several from Skokie.
Two people, including a juvenile, were arrested for city ordinance violations.
Around 7:30 p.m. a smaller disturbance was reported a couple blocks away at Dodge Avenue and Simpson Street and police indicated they planned to ask people to leave nearby Twiggs Park.
Evanston Police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said, “Most officers should be clearing the area now as things have settled down at this point, but there will be police presence out there for rest of night.”