On Sept. 15, at approximately 6:05 a.m., Evanston police officers were dispatched to the 1900 block of Wesley Avenue where a homeowner heard a noise coming from her detached garage and upon looking out the window saw a man entering the garage through the unlocked service door. Upon arrival, police saw a man leaving the backyard and fleeing on foot. The intruder, a 20-year old Evanston resident, was taken into custody in the front yard and transported to the Evanston Police Department, said Commander Joseph Dugan of the Evanston Police Department. There was nothing stolen from the garage.
Earlier that morning, at approximately 5 a.m., a resident of an apartment in the 1100 block of Foster Avenue discovered an unknown man inside his apartment. The resident told police the intruder told him he was looking for someone else and must have had the wrong apartment. The intruder left the apartment carrying a tan backpack. At approximately 8:00 a.m. the resident learned that his roommate had his tan backpack stolen that contained an Apple I-phone 6, Apple MacBook Air laptop and wallet. Police determined that the I-phone was tracking to the residence of the man caught leaving the garage in the 1900 block of Wesley. When police searched that residence they found the tan backpack, said the Commander.
The intruder was charged with misdemeanor Criminal Trespass to Land in the Wesley Avenue incident and felony Residential Burglary in the Foster Avenue incident, said the Commander.
In an unrelated incident on Sept. 15, police were dispatched to the 1200 block of Hinman Avenue at approximately 4:48 p.m. A man reported that he saw an unknown woman enter the garage of a neighbor. Responding officers located a woman, a 24-year old resident of Evanston, who matched the description of the suspect about a block away. The neighbor identified the woman as the person he saw entering the garage. The woman was charged with one count of Felony Burglary, said the Commander.