Blotter: Two men arrested for possession of cannabis, handgun

Clare Proctor, Assistant City Editor

Two men were arrested last Thursday for possession of cannabis and a loaded handgun after being pulled over for failing to signal a turn.

The Evanston Police Department pulled over a black Nissan turning south on Clark Street from Howard Street after the 23-year-old driver failed to signal the turn. The detective smelled cannabis and had all five passengers exit the car, according to a news release. Upon searching the vehicle, the detective found 13.2 grams of cannabis and a loaded Smith & Wesson SD40 handgun.

The 21-year-old passenger admitted to possession of the handgun and was charged with unlawful use of a weapon, and the driver was charged with possession and intent to distribute the cannabis. Both were also charged with not wearing a seat belt. The three other passengers were released without charge, according to the release.

The 21-year-old is in custody, and the 23-year-old was released on bail, EPD Cmdr. Ryan Glew said. Both men are scheduled to appear at the Skokie Courthouse on Feb. 6.

Tablets stolen from Evanston residence

A 33-year-old Evanston resident reported three tablets stolen from her residence at the 800 block of Brummel Street while she was at work Tuesday.

The woman reported that she and her housemate left for work at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, and when she returned at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, she saw the front door of her condo had been forced open, and the doorframe on the ground.

A $600 iPad, a $130 Acer tablet and a $200 Toshiba tablet were reported stolen, Glew said. There are no suspects and no one in custody.

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