Blotter: Evanston man arrested in connection with handgun recovery

Sophie Mann, Reporter

A 33-year-old Evanston man was arrested in west Evanston on Monday night in connection with three felonies and a misdemeanor, including one count of unlawful use of a weapon.

Officers were dispatched to a home in the 1700 block of Hovland Court in response to a report of a man with a handgun, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said in a Wednesday news release.

Though they did not see the man at first, officers remained in the area and later observed him in the 1800 block of Lemar Avenue, Dugan said. When the man saw the officers, he fled on foot but was ultimately taken into custody.

Officers located the man’s backpack — which contained a loaded handgun and ammunition — in a yard he ran through while fleeing, Dugan said.

The man was charged with three felonies: unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and possession of a firearm or ammunition without valid identification, Dugan said. He was also charged with misdemeanor possession of a firearm or ammunition without valid identification.

Dugan said the Illinois Department of Corrections issued a warrant for the man’s arrest because he was on parole when the incident occurred.

Chicago man charged with domestic battery in south Evanston

A man was arrested Tuesday in connection with domestic battery in south Evanston.

Officers arrived at the parking lot of the CVS Pharmacy in the 100 block of Ashland Avenue in response to a domestic dispute, Dugan said. A 20-year-old Chicago woman was crying and had red marks on her face.

Dugan said the woman told officers that while driving to CVS, the man slapped her several times in the face after she spilled food in the car. The man was charged with domestic battery, a felony due to a previous conviction.

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