Cops recover shotgun during traffic stop


Evanston police recovered a 12-gauge pump shotgun during a traffic stop in the 1200 block of Hartrey Avenue last night.

As a result of the stop, the officers not only identified the two occucpants as having outstanding arrest warrants, but they also located and recovered the shotgun.

Placed under arrest under multiple counts of firearm violations was Hector Hernandez, 22, of Winthrop Harbor, Ill. His companion, Givanni L. Renteria, 24, of 642 Dodge Ave., was arrested on an outstanding warrant on a charge of resisting a peace officer in Lake County.

Hernandez is due to appear in Skokie District Court on March 12 at 9 a.m. Court date information for Renteria will be set by Lake County officials.

Photo: Hector Hernandez

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 stations and business-oriented magazines.

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