Police Blotter: Oct. 15

Paige Leskin, City Editor

Two charged with unlawful use of a weapon

Police arrested two Chicago residents last week in connection with the unlawful use of a weapon.

Evanston police assisted Chicago SWAT team members in executing a search warrant Thursday on a residence in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood, Evanston police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said.

Officers arrested a 26-year-old Chicago man at the searched residence at about 11:35 p.m. on Thursday in the 1600 block of W. Farwell Avenue, police said.

Evanston police then arrested the second man, 26, on the 1900 block of Dewey Avenue in Evanston at about 1 a.m. on Friday morning, police said.

Both men were charged with three counts of unlawful use of a weapon, police said. Although the second man was charged with misdemeanors, the first man arrested was charged with felonies due to a prior conviction, Parrott said.

Authorities also recovered two assault rifles, a shotgun, body armor and ammunition at the residence, police said.

Package stolen Monday from residence lobby

An unknown person took a package Monday from the lobby of a multi-unit building in Evanston, police said.

The 24-year-old female who the package was addressed to reported the parcel stolen between 11 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. from her building in the 700 block of Hinman Avenue,  Parrott said.

The package, delivered by UPS Inc., contained a holiday dog treat valued around $18, Parrott said. The woman provided no description of the person who took the package, he said.

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