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A man was seen with a gun, shots were reported, and a bullet hole appeared in an apartment window last night in Evanston, apparently all unrelated, according to Cmdr. Joseph Dugan of the Evanston Police Department. These stories constitute the bulk of today’s daily crime bulletin.

Criminal Damage

200 Callan

A bullet hole was discovered in the window of an apartment in the 200 block of Callan Avenue at about 11:10 p.m. yesterday. Police said they found seven 40-caliber shell casings in the area.

Graffiti

1700 Sherman

Graffiti was found on the sidewalk in the 1700 block of Sherman Avenue at 8:12 p.m. yesterday.

Other

1900 Jackson

A man with a gun was reported in the 1900 block of Jackson Avenue at 10:58 p.m. yesterday. Police checked the area but found no man with a gun.

Shots Heard

Lincoln at Asbury

Gunshots were reported near Lincoln Street and Asbury Avenue at about 10 p.m. yesterday. Police checked the area but found nothing.

Traffic

1406 Maple

Adrian Perez-Bias, 34, of 6916 N. Ridge Ave., Chicago, was arrested at 1406 Maple Ave. at 2:20 a.m. today and charged with a traffic violation. He is due in court on Aug. 5 at 9 a.m.

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. 

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio...

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  1. Community Approaches to Gun Violence in Evanston

    An Invitation from Peaceable Cities Evanston & Restorative Justice Evanston
    Please join Peaceable Cities Alliance to End Violence for:

    Community Approaches to Gun Violence
    Join in conversation with:
    Colleen Daley: Illinois Council against Handgun Violence
    John Gruber: Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
    Denyse Stoneback: People for a Safer Society
    Moderated by Jessyca Dudley, the Joyce Foundation
    Gun violence touches every corner of Evanston and our country, please come to discuss what we all can do to address this devastating problem.
    Tuesday, May 24th, 7:00-8:30pm
    Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center
    1823 Church St, Evanston

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    1. We don’t have a gun violence problem
      Or a knife violence problem, or a baseball bat violence problem.

      Instead, we have a gang violence problem, which cannot be solved by trampling on everybody’s 2nd amendment rights.

      1. Bullet in window

        This was the house of my family and a bullet almost hit my 14-year-old niece and my year-old niece. They live on the second floor and the bullet hit their window went in and turned the corner into a speaker just where my nieces were.

        This isn't fair that I almost lost my family to this. Kids can't even be at the party down the street or outside because of all of this nonsense.

        It's not fair for our children to deal with or witness this.

        1. Still a gang problem…
          You are not listening to what I’m saying. You have some gangbangers in your neighborhood who disrespect their neighbors and cannot shoot straight because they don’t practice. Which is why we have so many “shots fired” in police bulletin and so few bodies.

          So, instead of dealing with the gangs and their members, county and city impose “feel good” taxes and restrictions that don’t even impact these gangs. But they impact the people these “gun violence” groups really want to hurt: legitimate gun owners.

          How does $0.05/round (20-25%) tax affect your average gangbanger – not at all. Does it help you – not at all. But it costs me 300x$0.05=$15 every time I go to a shooting range. And this is just a small example, there’re more equally pointess $25 gun purchase tax and 15 round rifle magazine limit.

          But if you think any of this is going to get those gangbangers off of your street, go ahead and drink the kool-aid.

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