Blotter: Feb. 7

Julian Gerez, Reporter

Men attempt to rob teen near Chicago 

Two young men attempted to rob a 19-year-old at gunpoint near the Chicago border Monday morning.

The Evanston resident was walking home in the 200 block of Chicago Avenue from the Howard Street Chicago Transit Authority station when two men pushed him, Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. One of the men displayed a handgun while the other searched the 19-year-old for possessions. However, nothing was taken. Police said the Evanston resident was struck with the handgun several times and sustained cuts to his face.

The two men fled the scene on foot westbound, and the 19-year-old went to St. Francis Hospital for treatment. 

Police arrest man in connection with unlawful gun possession

A routine traffic stop in west Evanston on Wednesday night ended with police finding two men with outstanding arrest warrants and an unlicensed shotgun in their car. 

At about 6 p.m. on the 1200 block of Hartrey Avenue, an EPD unit pulled over a vehicle for a traffic violation, Parrott said. While placing the subjects into custody for outstanding arrest warrants, the police found a shotgun in the car’s passenger compartment.

Police said one of the men, 24, is an Evanston resident. The Lake County Sheriff’s office issued the arrest warrant in connection with resisting a peace officer. The other man, 22, was arrested in connection with aggravated unlawful use of weapons, a felony, as well as possession of a firearm and ammunition without valid Firearms Owner’s Identification Card and bond forfeiture warrant for assault. 

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