Three Chicago men were arrested early Thursday after police caught them burglarizing a vehicle in north suburban Evanston, authorities claim.
Dylan M. Tomlin, Justin H. Castellanos and Princeton C. Owens are all charged with felony burglary to an automobile after officers spotted them about 2:30 a.m. in the 700 block of Oakton Street, according to a statement from Evanston police.
The officers were on routine patrol when they saw two people rummaging through a vehicle with both its front doors open, police said. A third person was standing nearby.
When the three men noticed the officers they ran in different directions, but were all arrested within about two blocks of the vehicle, police said.
Authorities found a large amount of loose change, electronic charging cords, and miscellaneous items on the men, police said.
The owner of the car said the vehicle was unlocked, and that a spare key she keeps hidden inside was placed in the ignition, police said.
Authorities also recovered a debit card from one of the suspects, which was traced to another vehicle burglary in the 700 block of Forest Avenue, police said.
Tomlin, 20, of the 7300 block of North Kedzie was ordered held on a $25,000 bond at a hearing Friday, court records show. Castellanos, 19, of the 7600 block of North Bosworth, was ordered held on a $20,000 bond.
They are next scheduled to appear for a hearing Aug. 3 at the Skokie courthouse, police said. Court information was not available for Owens, 19, of the 8100 block of South Cottage Grove.