Blotter: May 12

Ciara McCarthy , Managing Editor

Police arrest man in connection with residential burglary

Evanston police arrested a man Thursday in connection with attempted residential burglary.

Officers responded to a suspicious person call Thursday afternoon in the 900 block of Asbury Avenue. Police arrived on scene and learned a man had tried to enter a home through a kitchen window.

A witness gave police a description of the 28-year-old suspect. The man, who is from Rolling Meadows, Illinois, attempted to elude police but was eventually taken in to custody and identified by the witness, police said. Charged with attempted residential burglary and possession of burglary tools, he is on parole from the Illinois Department of Corrections for residential burglary, police said.

He is scheduled to appear in court May 29.

Burglar steals three packages from south Evanston apartment

A burglar stole three packages from the common area of a south Evanston apartment, police said.

The packages, which contained books and clothing, were taken from a building in the 500 block of Michigan Avenue throughout early May. The burglar most recently took a package on Wednesday.

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