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Ex-Couple Disagree On Battery Incident

Woman says he beat her, man says he wasn't there that day. They have a child together.

A 24-year-old woman who lives in the 9200 block of Courtland, Niles, called police Feb. 11 at about 3:50 p.m. to say her 22-year-old ex-boyfriend had come to her home about 40 minutes earlier to pick up a Toyota Corolla and that she had let him in to see their child. 

She said the ex-boyfriend, with whom a breakup had occurred about three weeks ago, argued with her about a previous boyfriend, became angry, punched her in the stomach, pulled out some of her hair and grabbed her arms. The responding officer observed redness and scratches on the inside of her forearms. 

Police phoned the ex-boyfriend and he came to the Niles Police Department later that day. He said he had come to the woman's residence to get the car, but that it was about two hours earlier than she had reported. He showed police text messages on his phone to verify the time. The ex-boyfriend said he and the woman had recently ended a volatile relationship due to accusations of infidelity on both sides, and that he had only picked up the car keys from the woman's mailbox and left an envelope containing $300 there instead, then left without seeing her. Police noted the ex-boyfriend did not have any signs of injury or evidence he was in a fight.

Police said there were no grounds to pursue the matter, and issued the ex-boyfriend an Illinois Domestic Violence form. 

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