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Blotter: Man charged in connection with consumption of alcohol by a minor

Ben Pope, Summer Editor

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A 19-year-old Evanston man was charged with consumption of alcohol by a minor after a hit-and-run car crash early Sunday morning in south Evanston, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said.

Officers received a call around 3 a.m. of a crash into two parked cars on Brummel Street, Dugan said, and found the front bumper of a vehicle under one of the cars.

The officers then found a matching car without its bumper parked in the 2100 block of Dobson Street and saw the driver nearby vomiting continuously, Dugan said.

“They attempted to speak with him, but he continued to vomit and smelled of an alcoholic beverage,” Dugan said.

The man was transported to the hospital for treatment and charged with consumption of alcohol by a minor, a misdemeanor.

Man charged in connection with July 4 shooting incident

An Evanston man was arrested Friday in connection with a shots fired incident on the night of July 4 in west Evanston, according to a news release.

On the holiday evening, officers heard seven shots fired in the 1800 block of Darrow Avenue — which, according to body camera video sample video shown in July, they initially had difficulty distinguishing from fireworks — and recovered shell casings and a gun at the scene.

The 28-year-old man eventually arrested for the crime was taken into custody that day, then released while waiting for DNA testing results, which then positively identified him earlier this month as the shooter, according to the release.

He was charged with unlawful use of a weapon and reckless discharge of a firearm — both felonies — as well as misdemeanor possession of a handgun without a firearm owner’s identification card, according to the release.

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