Evanston police say officers spotted four people sitting in a parked car in the 600 block of Case Place about 3 a.m. Saturday and then noticed an odor of burnt cannabis coming from the vehicle.

When officers searched the car, Cmdr. Ryan Glew says, they discovered a loaded High Point .45 caliber handgun, as well as a small quanity of cannabis and a pipe used to smoke it.

Glew says the handgun was inside a backback belonging to Jean D. Munezero, 18, of 4848 West Lawrence Ave. in Chicago.

Jean Munezero.

The gun had been reported stolen in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Munezero now has been charged with felony unlawful use of a stolen handgun and cited for possession of 1.8 grams of cannabis.

Another occupant of the car, Sherissa S. Lamb, 24, of 615 Case Place, was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia. The other two occupants of the car were released without charges.

Munezero is scheduled to appear in Skokie district court at 9 a.m. on May 3.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. Mr. Munezero appears saddened
    Mr. Munezero appears saddened that he made some super bad choices. Hopefully this can be a turning point. Thanks again EPD for doing excellent work.

  2. 18 years old. This could
    18 years old. This could have easily been the next school shooting.

    Thanks EPD for this search and arrest. Everyone who marched across the country hopes this person will be appropriately punished to the point of learning that this illegal activity is not tolerated.

    Never Again starts right here!

  3. Thank you EPD, again & again
    Another routine stop, and pot and guns are found.

    Why does Jean Munezero at 18 years old need a gun? Why is the gun loaded?

    I can handle the pot. I can’t handle an 18 year old in possession of a loaded gun.

    EPD finding guns during routine traffic stops is happening way, way too often.

    Will we wait until another person gets shot and killed and another vigil is held before
    something changes or can we, and will we DO SOMETHING NOW ?


    P.S. Does this comment sound familiar? It should-I copied it from my March 22, 2018 post – yes, only 1 week ago ):

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