Youth Wounded by Bullet From Policeman's Gun [John Marten]
Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 17 Aug 1939, p. 40
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John Marten, 19, 536 Roslyn road, Kenilworth, was shot and wounded in the arm Thursday evening of last week by Policeman Edward Phillips of the Wilmette force. The police offficer was attempting to arrest Marten and a companion, Stafford Drake, also 19, of 1011 Greenleaf avenue, who were suspected of breaking street lights. A hearing before Police Magistrate John J. Peters last Saturday was deferred to Wednesday of next week.
Boys arrested
On Sunday afternoon Officer Louis Pople of Wilmette found four boys riding bicycles and throwing stones at street lights on Lawndale avenue. The four boys were: Jim Huber, 14, 2805 Thayer avenue; Jim Geishecker, 11, 2721 Reese avenue; Marshall Gooch, 15, 2704 Lincolnwood drive; and Jim Schouts, 11, 2809 Central street, all of Evanston. The boys were taken to their homes and parents were notified. Damages were paid to Police Chief Cloyd C. McGuire.

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17 Aug 1939
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Drake, Stafford ; Marten, John ; Phillips, Edward
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 42.07225 Longitude: -87.72284
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Youth Wounded by Bullet From Policeman's Gun [John Marten]