On Dec. 9, at 2:43 a.m., Evanston police officers were on routine patrol in the 900 block of Monroe Street when they noticed a suspicious vehicle, said Commander Tom Guenther, public information officer for the Evanston Police Department. The vehicle’s brakes lights were being continually engaged, as the vehicle remained parked. The police officers approached the vehicle, engaged the two male occupants, and smelled cannabis. During a protective pat down search, the offices found a glass smoking pipe, said the Commander. 

Officers received permission to search the suspects’ vehicle which resulted in the discovery of a car stereo having frayed wires, a radar detector, a satellite radio, two garage door openers, and three stereo remote car stereo controls, said the Commander. After giving the suspects their Miranda warnings, the police officers learned from the suspects that they had been entering vehicles in Evanston, with the intent to remove items of value, he said. 

The suspects were placed in custody. The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office approved one count of felony burglary to auto against the suspects. The men, 18 and 22 years old, reside in Chicago.