Evanston police say that what started out as a domestic battery call ended up leading to the arrest of two people on gun and drug charges.

Police spokesman Perry Polinski says officers were dispatched to 313 Custer Ave., Apt. 1, shortly before 10 a.m. Monday after receiving an report of a possible battery in-progress.

The 19-year-old female victim in this case was uninjured.

But during the investigation, Polinski says, officers developed information indicating the possible existence of illegal guns in the apartment.

The information was relayed to members of the Department’s Special Operations Group, which obtained and executed a search warrant later that day without incident.

During a search of the apartment, investigators recovered a 9mm Smith and Wesson handgun and about 1.3 grams of crack cocaine, which resulted in the arrest of the domestic battery offender as well as his mother.

22-year-old Tyree Green, of 313 Custer Ave., now faces misdemeanor charges of aggravated domestic assault,domestic battery, and possession of a firearm and ammunition without a firearm owner’s identification card.

His mother, 44-year-old Kimberly Tillmon, of 313 Custer Ave. faces felony charges of unlawful possession of a controlled substance.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. What does it take !

    “…misdemeanor charges of aggravated domestic assault,domestic battery, and possession of a firearm and ammunition without a firearm owner’s identification card.”


    You would think this [events and their number] was clearly enough for felony charges.  No wonder we have such short and mild punishment and recidivism. 

  2. No surprise, the mother is

    No surprise, the mother is more like a friend than a mother to her child. I can’t respect parents who party with their kids and portray themselves differently to others. Dysfunctional family indeed. Good job EPD!

    1. Knowledge?

      Do you know this family? Do you know their perspective? Can you truly accurately judge ones actions based on the apparent information displayed? I don’t think so.. you’d do best to reflect rather than disrespect because life ain’t easy at the bottom of the pyramid…. Be humble

  3. Kimberly Tillmon

    Wow, I believe the mother should be charged for gun possession as well. I’m sure she was aware of the guns in her home. As parents we need to do a better job.

  4. My Support

    I fully SUPPORT Tyree and Kimberly Tillmon. This is one of the occassions where it was not nearly as SERIOUS and DANGEROUS and this article suggests. These are NOT danerous criminals.

    1. Inquiring minds want to know…

      What would it take to be considered “serious” or “dangerous?”

        1. Join the resistance?


          Didn’t you say you joined the resistance?

          What resistance would that be and what day and time do they meet?

    2. How is this not serious?

      With respect, Cherly this is the kind of thinking that is ruining our community. What do you mean by this is one of the occasions where it was not nearly as serious and dangerous as the article suggests? How is it okay for this young man to have guns without a licence and beat up his girlfriend? Lets not forget the mother having cocaine. This is not normal and it’s not okay. We want our children to group up in a safe and nuturing enviroment, with Peace. Hopefully the arrest will be a wakeup call for the mother. To set some examples and be a mother. 

      1. And you say “OUR” community.

        And you say “OUR” community. I bet you only recently moved to Evanston. I am a Evanstonian from the 60’s. Opinions like YOURS are ruining the community. By the way, my name is spelled C-H-E-R-Y-L. Northwestern, no?

    1. “Facts” NOT “Fake News”

      Cheryl, I’ve lived in Evanston for almost 40 years. I do not know this family. I do not know you.

      I do know that the police found crack cocaine. 

      I do know the police found a pistol and there wasn’t a firearm ID card.

      These are facts NOT fake news.

      Hopefully this will be a wakeup call to this family and the Evanston community that possessing crack cocaine and guns isn’t a good combination.

      What else am I missing?

      Thank you EPD for another job well done.


      1. Careful

        At the moment, the facts are that the police say certain things happened and certain items were found.

        It’s up to the courts to sort out what really happened.

        And even courts can make mistakes.

        For purposes of discussion, you might want to say that … “assuming what the police say is true, then it follows that” … (whatever conclusion you want to draw) .. but it’s really not fair to presume guilt before trial.

        — Bill

        1. You’re absolutely right, Bill

          You’re absolutely right, Bill. But people read an article and assume they KNOW exactly what’s going on based on what’s printed. 

      2. Yes, and I know you, Thomas.

        Yes, and I know you, Thomas. You should read the article carefully. And you also know how police conduct business. 

    2. Really?

      Cheryl, really? I know kimberly and tyree may be your hang out buddies or family members but your not making sense. No! we should not support drugs and crimes in our communities. Just because you have lived in the area for sixty years doesn’t make this ok. What does that prove? That you know the criminals well? We are all allowed to voice our opinions. Don’t disrespect others for wanting a safe place to reside.

  5. Help

    Kimberly has an addiction. She needs help. As a community we should look for ways to support her. I hope she gets the help she needs.

    1. OMG!! You talk as if

      OMG!! You talk as if you KNOW Kimberly. I KNOW Kimberly and if you READ te article carfefully you too could figure out what happened here. 

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