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On June 20 at approximately 12:25 a.m., Evanston police officers were dispatched to the 600 block of Howard Street after a citizen reported seeing four persons attempting to break into a business, said Commander Joseph Dugan of the Evanston Police Department. The caller said the persons were armed and were last seen in a white Jeep SUV.
Responding officers located a white Jeep SUV occupied by three persons near the location and conducted an investigative stop on the vehicle. Upon searching the vehicle, they found a loaded Ruger 9mm handgun, along with a pink stun gun. The owner of the business in question was located, and the owner advised that the individuals did not attempt to break into the business, said Commander Dugan.
Police subsequently charged two of the persons in the jeep. One person, a man 25 years old from Chicago, was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, and possession of a firearm without a valid firearm owners identification card. The other person, a 21-year old woman from Evanston, was charged with misdemeanor unlawful use of a weapon/stun gun.