Two handguns were recovered by the Evanston Police Department, one on April 30 and a second on May 1, said Commander Joseph Dugan of the Evanston Police Department.
The first incident occurred on Saturday, April 30, at approximately 2:20 a.m. Police received an anonymous tip that a handgun was hidden in the alley near Foster Street and Brown Avenue. Patrol units checked the area and were able to recover a loaded Hopkins and Allen .32 caliber revolver in the alley of the 2000 block of Foster Street. The handgun was inventoried by the officers and will be sent to the crime laboratory for further analysis, said the Commander.
The second incident occurred on Sunday, May 1, at approximately 11:11 p.m. in the 1100 block of Dewey Avenue. Officers patrolling the area located an occupied parked vehicle that had an odor of cannabis emanating from inside, said the Commander. Upon approaching the vehicle, they observed a man sitting in the drivers seat with a clear plastic baggie containing suspect cannabis on his lap. A further check of the vehicle revealed a loaded Lorcin 9mm handgun in the glove compartment as well as miscellaneous drug paraphernalia, said the Commander. The man was taken into custody and charged with Felony Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Felony Unlawful Possession of Cannabis, Misdemeanor Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Misdemeanor Unlawful Use of Weapon/Ammunition and Misdemeanor No Valid Firearm Owners Identification Card, said the Commander.