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Evanston Police Arrest Another Parolee with a Gun

This is the second such arrest in as many days.

Denzel Olagbegi, courtesy of the Evanston Police Department
Denzel Olagbegi, courtesy of the Evanston Police Department

A Chicago man is facing weapons charges after Evanston police say he was carrying a loaded handgun when they pulled over the car he was in Tuesday afternoon.

Police received a report of a person with a gun near Church and Dodge around 4:30 p.m., police said. A description of the vehicle he was in was broadcast to police, and the vehicle was stopped in the 400 block of Ridge Road.

Police said they found the passenger, identified as Denzel Olagbegi, 20, of the 1400 block of West Pratt in Chicago, with a loaded .40 caliber, semi-automatic handgun.

Olagbegi is on parole for robbery and aggravated robbery.

The new charges are for armed habitual criminal, possession of a defaced firearm and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, all felonies. He is due in court July 8.

This is the second arrest of a Chicago parolee with a handgun in Evanston in as many days. On Monday night, police arrested a man with what they say was a loaded handgun at the tot-lot in the 600 block of Mulford Street.

This is also the fourth gun arrest in the past 10 days.

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Shep Ellis June 26, 2014 at 08:36 AM
Let's us remember, there are hundreds of parolees carrying handguns. Hooray for the citizen who was vigilant and not afraid of retaliation. Thanks to EPD for getting the job send.
Shep Ellis June 26, 2014 at 08:37 AM
Job done!
Tantor June 26, 2014 at 11:30 AM
The police arrest them and the Democratic judges let them out, on parole, or send them to Youth Camps. And then they go back to the street and continue to traffic in drugs, mug, rob, vandalize, write graffiti, kill, give drugs to young women to hook them to drugs and then prostitute them, etc. etc. The same story all the time and the citizens do nothing about this, buying the bromides and the misdirection from the Democratic politicians about oh my god all those guns out there, oh let us register guns, let us forbid semiautomatic rifles, etc. etc. Sad. It is a gang problem but also a judiciary and political problem.
Evans June 26, 2014 at 06:01 PM
Scroll down each link & you'll see that "Elmer Fudd" aka Jordan Zoot is an FRAUD .. .http://illinoiscarry.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=47571 http://illinoiscarry.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=47542&page=1 http://illinoiscarry.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=47542&page=2 https://www.facebook.com/jszesq

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