On Aug. 25, at approximately 1:10 a.m., Evanston police officers observed a 52-year old Evanston man riding a bike, without the required bike lighting, in the area of Bridge St. and McCormick Blvd., said Commander Tom Guenther, public information officer of the Evanston Police Department, in a prepared statement.
Police stopped the man and observed a cut cable attached to the bike, indicating the possibility that the bike was stolen, said the Commander. Officers then conducted a field interview and a safety pat-down search, and the man implicated himself in the theft of the bike, said the Commander. Additionally, officers found a pair of tin snip metal cutters that the man used to steal the bike, said the Commander.
Detectives traced the bike to its owner, who subsequently identified the bike and told detectives it had been stolen from his garage, said the Commander. Charges of felony burglary and related charges were lodged against the man, said the Commander.