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Police seized four shopping bags of marijuana, having a total weight of 3.41 pounds, from a residence in the 1700 block of Hartrey Avenue on March 24, said Commander Tom Guenther, public information officer of the Evanston Police Department.
That evening, an unknown person called the Evanston Police Department and reported that a suspicious person was climbing a fence and entering onto the property. After arriving on the scene, police officers observed a man matching a description of the person who climbed the fence, and they detained him. Police questioned the man, but his answers appeared misleading and lacked clarity, said the Commander. Police officers then discovered a first floor window ajar.
Suspecting a possible burglary, officers attempted to contact the homeowner, who according to the suspect was inside the residence, said the Commander. When they were unable to contact the owner, police officer entered the residence to secure it and to check on the well-being of possible occupants.
Once inside, police officers detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from a closet, where they located the four shopping bags of marijuana. At this time no one has been charged and the investigation continues.