A 51-year-old homeless man is charged with burglary after fleeing police in north suburban Evanston.
Dwayne L. Howard is charged with one felony count of burglary, one felony count of possession of burglary tools and one misdemeanor count of trespass to residence, Evanston police said in a statement.
About 11:15 a.m. on Monday, detectives allegedly saw Howard take a FedEx package from a vestibule at 115 Clyde Avenue and ride away on a bike, police said. They tried to stop him a few blocks away but Howard fled on foot.
He discarded the package and a backpack as detectives chased him, police said. He was taken into custody a short time later with the discarded items.
Inside the backpack were “burglary tools”, including a pair of screwdrivers and gloves, police said. The package did not belong to Howard.
He is being held at the Cook County jail on no bond because of a previous burglary arrest, police said. He is scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 16.