Evanston police and agents from the state corrections department arrested five people during checks for parole compliance by 32 individuals across the city today.

Police say the agencies periodically conduct such operations to enhance community safety and ensure that convicted felons released from the penitentiary are complying with the law and the rules governing their release. from prison.

Police say that when they went to the home of Chavez Jones, 24, of 2111 Crawford Ave., who was on parole for possession of a controlled substance they found two handguns with ammunition, about 15 grams of cocaine, a digital scale and a small amount of cannabis. Cmdr. Jay Parrott said one handgun had its serial number scratched off.

Jones was taken into custody and his parole violated and he was charged with a variety of felony and misdemeanor counts. He’s to appear in Skokie district court at 9 a.m. May 1.

At the home of Randall E. Lauture, 28, of 928 Dodge Ave., who was on parole for aggravated discharge of a firearm, police say they found about 69 grams of cannabis and 11 grams of hashish along with digital scales and plastic bags.

Lauture was taken into custody and his parole violated and he was charged with fielony drug charges.  He’s to appear in Skokie district court at 9 a.m. May 1.

Police say when they went to the home of Doll Hayes Jr, 50, of 142 Callan Ave., who’d been on parole for retail theft, Hayes physically resisted a parole agent attempting to conduct his duties and tried to conceal his identity. Hayes was charged with resisting a peace officer and a parole warrant was issued. He’s to appear in Skokie district court at 1:30 p.m. April 23.

Investigators looking for parolees in the 1500 block of Darrow Ave. say they found two shotguns and arrested Albert Hanley, 70, of that block and charged him with misdemeanor offenses for having the guns and ammunition without a firearm owners identification card. He’s due in court at 9 a.m. on May 24.

And they say they found two marijuana plants in the 700 block of Dobson Ave. and arrested Craig Turton, 47, of that block, charging him with misdemeanor possession of cannabis. He’s due in court at 10:30 a.m. on May 14.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. And Quinn is laying off 50% of parole agents.

    Governor (to use the term loosely) Patrick Quinn has proposed laying off 50% of parole agents. This is a move that has commonly been practiced in IDOC parole (1982, 1987, 1991 and now) to cut the IDOC budget. You see, parole is less than 2% of the budget but without parole agents working the streets, parole violations go down as much as 75% hence, the prison population is reduced saving the state hundreds of millions of dollars BUT the offenders remain on the streets. They rack up felony after felony and eventually commit something so henious they end up going down for scientifically longer terms which in the long run, really costs taxpayers much more.

    As usual, it's a quick fix that costs us all in the long run. 

    John Chiurato
    Senior Parole Agent and Criminal Justice Specialist (Retired)

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