Police Blotter: Man charged with possessing more than 2.5 pounds of marijuana

Julia Jacobs, Summer Editor

A 27-year-old man was arrested Friday morning in connection with possessing approximately 2.7 pounds of marijuana.

Police used a search warrant to enter Charles Kendall’s home at about 8 a.m. in the 300 block of Florence Avenue, where they discovered the stash of marijuana along with about $1,800 believed to be revenue from drug sales.

The man was charged with possession of cannabis and intention to deliver — both felonies — as well as a misdemeanor for resisting arrest, said Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan. Kendall refused to cooperate with officers, sitting on his hands to evade getting handcuffed, Dugan said.

Man discovered in van with crack cocaine, marijuana

The first of two drug busts on consecutive days, a 24-year-old man was arrested Thursday night in connection with possession of crack cocaine and marijuana.

Police were dispatched to the area surrounding Emerson Street and Brown Avenue at about 10:40 p.m. following a report of a person with a gun, when they found an occupied van in the 1800 block of Emerson Street, Dugan said. Stopping the van in connection with the earlier report, officers found the man with 4.6 grams of crack cocaine and 3.8 grams of marijuana, he said.

Christopher Boyd was charged with two felonies for possession of a controlled substance and intent to deliver, determined as his intent when police found the crack cocaine in 16 individual baggies, Dugan said. Boyd was also charged with a misdemeanor for marijuana possession.

Two other individuals in the van were released without charges.

Car burglar steals passport, radar detector

A 74-year-old woman reported to police Sunday that someone had broken into her car and stolen items including her passport and a radar detector.

The Evanston resident told police she parked her car in the 1000 block of Emerson Street on Friday at about 6 p.m. and returned on Saturday at about 11 a.m. to find the driver’s door left ajar, Dugan said. Someone had taken her passport from the car as well as the $500 radar detector and a box of paper towels from the trunk, he said.

Although the woman said she had locked her car, there was no sign of forced entry, he added.

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