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On May 16, at approximately 6:11 p.m., police officers were dispatched to the 1600 block of Mulford Street after a female resident, 62 years of age, returned home and observed an unknown subject inside her residence. The subject fled the residence carrying the victim’s suitcase, said Commander Joseph Dugan of the Evanston Police Department.
Police officers observed a man matching the description of the offender running near the Chicago Transit Authority railroad tracks between Mulford Street and Brummel Street. The man was taken into custody, and he was positively identified as being the offender in the incident, said the Commander. The victim’s suitcase was recovered near her residence and was found to contain two laptops, a tablet, purse, video camera, and a jar full of coins. The man, a 24-year old resident of Lincolnwood, was transported to the Evanston Police Department, charged with residential burglary and other offenses, said the Commander.
In an separate incident on May 16 at 7:07 p.m. in the 700 block of Howard Street, police observed a man they knew was an active gang member holding a bulky object near his waistband that was covered by his shirt, said the Commander. When the officers exited their squad car to speak with the man, he fled on foot westbound, continuing to hold his waistband. Police observed that he attempted to discard a handgun that he pulled out from under his shirt, said the Commander. The officers were able to take the man into custody and retrieve the weapon, which was a loaded Canik 9mm semi-automatic handgun. The man, a 19-year old Skokie resident, was transported to the Evanston Police Department and charged with unlawful use of a weapon by a felon and other offenses, said the Commander.