Three arrested after break-in at Northwestern student residence

Marissa Page, City Editor

Three people were charged in connection with a break-in in the 2000 block of Maple Avenue Tuesday night, police said.

A 23-year-old Evanston woman was charged with theft, and a 25-year-old Evanston man and 32-year-old Skokie man were charged for disorderly conduct, Evanston Police Department spokesman Perry Polinski said.

Evanston police Cmdr. Melissa Sacluti said Tuesday night the three alleged offenders forced entry into the residence, which is occupied by Northwestern students, following a disagreement over a stolen iPad.

A 21-year-old NU student who lives in the Maple Avenue residence said the iPad was previously stolen by one of the alleged offenders. He said he and his roommates had attempted to organize an exchange in which one of his roommates would repair a MacBook Air for the alleged offenders in order to receive the device back.

He said, instead, the alleged offenders forcibly entered into the home without the iPad.

“They were threatening us,” the student said. “(They were) trying to forcibly scare us into just giving it to them.”

Police arrived on the scene just after 9:50 p.m. Tuesday and apprehended the woman and two men, Sacluti said. Polinski said at least one of the alleged offenders was highly intoxicated at the time of arrest. None of them were armed, police said.

The three will appear in court March 31, Polinski said.

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