Blotter: Man charged with unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon

Julia Esparza, Copy Chief

Following a foot chase, police arrested a Skokie man Saturday night in connection with unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon.

An officer pulled over a vehicle at about 8:45 p.m. after it ran through a red light in the 800 block of Asbury Avenue. The officer detected the smell of cannabis and searched the car, finding ammunition, Evanston police Cmdr. Ryan Glew said. The vehicle’s passenger gave police a false name, but officers determined him to be a man with five outstanding warrants from state police.

The 28-year-old man fled from police on foot, injured an officer and got hit by a car in the process. Police apprehended the man in a dead end in the 1200 block of Lee Street, Glew said.

Police charged the man with unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon.

Man wanted in connection with aggravated battery

Police were called to the 2000 block of Dodge Avenue on Friday night after a fight resulted in a man “covered in blood,” Glew said.

When officers arrived on the scene, they spoke with the 35-year-old Evanston man who was injured, but the other man had already fled. Police were unable to get more information from the Evanston man before he was transported to the hospital, Glew said.

Police have not yet located the man who fled.

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