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Police Arrest Man With Pistol Under His Car Seat

Evanston police charged a 22-year-old Evanston man with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon Tuesday, Oct. 2 after they pulled him over in a traffic stop and found a gun under his seat.

Police arrested an Evanston man after they pulled him over for a traffic stop and said they found a loaded handgun under his seat.

Brian Boynton, 22, of the 1300 block of Fowler Avenue, was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, according to a press release from the police department.

Plainclothes officers in the city's Special Operations Group stopped Boynton's car in the 2400 block of Greenwood Avenue, according the release. They found a loaded .25 caliber semi-automatic pistol under his seat.

Boynton is also charged with a minor traffic violation, according to police. He is scheduled to appear in Cook County Circuit Court in Skokie at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17.

Festus McMoron October 03, 2012 at 12:13 PM
surprise, surprise. and how was he going to use a semi-automatic pistol? hats off to great police work for busting this scum before he took someone's life.
el debarge October 03, 2012 at 04:02 PM
I'm sure there must be some misunderstanding here. Could it be that Mr. Boynton was on his way to turn in the pistol that he found on his way to the Mayor's meeting to stop the violence? Racial profiling MUST be investigated.
Festus McMoron October 03, 2012 at 10:22 PM
...you're right, el. he should sue the police department and all police should be forced to take sensitivity classes!!
Dan Cox October 05, 2012 at 07:41 PM
The problem that I see is one of community forced ingnorance upon the youth of Evanston. When I attended the Mayor's Anti-Violence Meeting and made a suggestion that there should be a City-wide, Gun Safety Training Program to educate young children thru- Adult, about Gun Safety and Legal Consequences, I was treated like a Criminal by an Off-Duty Evanston Policewoman and ignored by the person taking down notes. This youngman is now facing Felony Charges that if lead to a Conviction, will change his life for the worse. I have spoken with the Chief of Police, the Mayor's Office and nobody is interested in helping to stop the next tragedy... a child finding a gun in a home and you know what comes next, because Evanston wants to ignore the fact that Gun's exist and that the people of Evanston possess them. I am willing to help stop a child from making a tragic mistake, are you? Call the Mayor and tell her that education is the way to a safer community, not ignorance and indifference. We need to educate every single resident, gun owner, parent, child about Gun Safety and Gun Law Consequences.

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