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On April 12, Evanston Police worked in partnership with parole agents from the Illinois Department of Corrections and conducted a parole compliance check of parolees residing in Evanston, said Commander Jay Parrott of the Evanston Police Department.
The Illinois Department of Corrections along with Evanston Police Officers contacted 32 parolees as part of the operation. As a result, three parolees were charged with new criminal offenses and their parole status was violated, said the Commander. The charges included unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of cannabis with intent to deliver, and resisting a police officer.
Two other individuals, who were not on parole, were arrested and charged with misdemeanor offenses as a result of the parole compliance checks at the residences they shared with parolees.
This operation has been previously conducted with success between the partnering agencies to ensure that convicted felons released from the penitentiary are complying with the law and the conditions of their parole. The operations were performed to enhance community safety within Evanston, said the Commander.