Blotter: Tennessee man transported back to Evanston, charged with aggravated use of weapon

Sophie Mann, Digital Development and Recruitment Editor

On Tuesday, a 21-year-old man from Nashville, Tennessee was transported back to Evanston by police after the Nashville Police Department arrested him based on an active warrant, according to a news release.

The warrant was issued last year on March 11 after the then-20-year-old man fled a traffic stop that had occurred the month before, according to the release. The vehicle was stopped at Howard Street and Damen Avenue after police saw it turn without using a signal.

During the stop, officers witnessed the man take something from under his seat cushion, the release said. The officers discovered that it was a handgun, and, upon its recovery, the man fled on foot. Police were then unable to locate him for months.

After being transported back to Evanston, the man was arrested and charged with one count of aggravated use of a weapon — a felony — and one count of possession of a firearm without proper identification, which is a misdemeanor, according to the release.

Two Chicago teenagers arrested after stealing from Subway

At around noon on Sunday, a worker at the Subway in the 1500 block of Sherman Avenue reported that a 15-year-old male and a 13-year-old female stole the tip jar and fled north on foot.

Officers observed the two juveniles, both from Chicago, at the Davis Chicago Transit Authority station later in the day, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. When the juveniles saw the officers approaching, they hid under the platform.

Power to the train was shut off, and officers took the two into custody, Dugan said.

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