Man arrested at Metra stop after fleeing police


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An Evanston Police Department squad car. Evanston police Cmdr. Ryan Glew said a man who was suspected of vehicular burglary was arrested Wednesday morning.

Samantha Handler, Reporter

A man was arrested Wednesday at a Metra stop in Evanston after attempting to flee from Kenilworth and Wilmette police, according to a Wilmette Police Department news release.

Evanston police Cmdr. Ryan Glew said the man was suspected of vehicular burglary. The man fled from Kenilworth police after officers attempted to make a traffic stop when the suspect was speeding near Sheridan Road and Kenilworth Avenue, according to the release.

The driver eventually fled the vehicle and attempted to break into a Wilmette business, according to the release. The man got on the southbound Metra train where officers recognized him, the release said.

The train was stopped at Central Street in Evanston where “some type of struggle ensued,” Glew said. Evanston police officers arrived as the suspect was taken into custody at 4:57 a.m., and the Evanston Fire Department arrived to transport the suspect to the hospital. Glew said the suspect sustained injuries from either this incident or before it.

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