Cops check gunshot reports in south Evanston

Police checked reports of shots fired on Custer Avenue and Greenleaf Street. These among stories in today’s daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.


1800 Asbury

Gift certificates were stolen from an unlocked 2008 Land Rover in the driveway of a home in the 1800 block of Asbury Avenue between 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 8:20 a.m. yesterday.


3361 Dempster

Jasen C. McClure, 20, of 812 Dodge Ave., was arrested at 3361 Dempster St. at 11:16 p.m. yesterday and charged with possession of cannabis. He is due in court on April 21 at 10:30 a.m.

Shots Heard

Custer at Madison

Gunshots were reported in the vicinity of Custer Avenue and Madison Street at 9:39 p.m. yesterday. Police checked the area but found nothing.

Greenleaf at Pitner

Gunshots were reported in the vicinity of Greenleaf Street and Pitner Avenue at 2:04 p.m. yesterday. Police checked the area but found nothing.

Incidents listed appear among the official reports of the Evanston Police Department. An arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt, which can only be determined by a court of law. Court appearances take place in Cook County 2nd District Circuit Court in Skokie.  



i thought we had quit

i thought we had quit arresting people for marijuana possession?

Not completely

Hi P.V.,

Whether there's an arrest (and a trip to Skokie court) now depends on the amount of pot and whether there were additional violations.

Simple possession of under 10 grams gets a citation that's handled in the administrative adjudication process at the Evanston Civic Center.

-- Bill

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