Officers checked out a report of a man with a gun at the McGaw YMCA yesterday. This among the stories in today’s daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.


1000 Grove

A report of a man with a gun was received from the McGaw YMCA at 8 a.m. yesterday.

Update 5 p.m.: Lisa Levin, marketing director at the Y, says the incident began when a Y member reported to front desk staff that he noticed a man in the building carrying a weapon.

Evanston police were called to the scene and Levin says they determined that the man in question was an off-duty Chicago police officer, and they advised him of the Y’s no firearms policy.

Update 7 p.m.: Evanston police, in a news release this evening, say the armed man was not on scene when officers arrived, but was “an off-duty police officer from another jurisdiction.”

The release states that “There was no danger to the public and no crime committed.”

The release notes that the YMCA is a prohibited area for concealed carry license holders to be armed, and that a CCL holder armed at the Y would be violating the state concealed carry act and would potentially be subject to criminal charges.

Main at Brown

Enrique Mora Morales, 21, of 1123 Dewey Ave., was arrested at Main Street and Brown Avenue at 7:30 p.m. yesterday and charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.


1454 Elmwood

Russell W. Lane, 54, of 1334 Hinman Ave., was arrested at Evanston police headquarters at 6:24 a.m. yesterday and charged with battery.

Nicolas D. Nelson, 21, of 2013 Maple Ave., was arrested at Evanston police headquarters at 12:51 p.m. Thursday and charged with battery. He is due in court on July 24 at 1:30 p.m.


Keeney at Judson

Someone entered a 2015 Subaru at Keeney Street and Judson Avenue between 4 p.m. Sunday and 8:45 a.m. yesterday and stole a GPS unit and cash.

1600 Emerson

A burglar broke a window to enter a convenience store at 1600 Emerson St. around 1:45 a.m. today and stole tobacco products.

Criminal Trespass

2417 Prairie

Drew J. Kelly, 18, of 2523 Park Place, was arrested at 2417 Prairie Ave. at 1:20 a.m. today and charged with trespass on real property. He is due in court on July 19 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. 

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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