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On April 3, at approximately 9:50 a.m., Evanston police officers were dispatched to an apartment in the 300 block of Custer Avenue, after receiving a report of a possible battery in-progress, said Perry Polinski, Media Relations for the Evanston Police Department. The 19-year-old alleged female victim in this case was uninjured, said Mr. Polinski. However, while conducting the domestic battery investigation, and subsequent to leaving the scene, the officers developed information pertaining to the possible existence of illegal guns, he said.
This information was relayed to members of the Department’s Special Operations Group, which obtained and executed a search warrant later that day without incident. During a search of the apartment, investigators recovered a 9mm Smith and Wesson handgun and approximately 1.3 grams of crack cocaine, which resulted in the arrest of the domestic battery offender as well as his mother, said Mr. Polinski.
A 22-year old man was charged with Aggravated Domestic Assault – Class A Misdemeanor,
Domestic Battery – Class A Misdemeanor, Possession of a Firearm without a FOID – Class A Misdemeanor, and Possession of Ammunition without a FOID – Class A Misdemeanor
The mother, 44, was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance – Class 4 Felony.