Man arrested in downtown Evanston, charged with child endangerment

Julia Esparza, Assistant City Editor

Police arrested a 46-year-old man and charged him with child endangerment in Evanston on Saturday.

Police were alerted of an infant left in a parked car that was not running near the Whole Foods in downtown Evanston, Evanston police Cmdr. Ryan Glew said. Police were on the scene for about 10 minutes before the father showed up claiming he was away from the car for only a “few minutes.”

The child is 1 year old. The temperature outside at the time was 12 degrees, Glew said.

Police arrested the father on the scene and charged him with one count of child endangerment.

Police respond to residential burglary in south Evanston

The owner of a home on the 1700 block of Mulford Street in south Evanston reported a burglary on Friday.
The 74-year-old Evanston woman told police she left her house at 3:15 p.m. and returned at 4 p.m. to find her house broken into, Glew said. She said drawers were open, and she discovered multiple jewelry items were missing. No one was home at the time of the burglary.

A neighbor approached police on the scene and reported that he saw a suspicious person on the 1600 block of Mulford Street around 2 p.m., Glew said. The neighbor said a man came to her door claiming to be a repairman.

Police are unsure if there is a connection between the two incidents. Glew said the repairman narrative is similar to past reports of residential burglaries, but police have no suspects.

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