Quantcast

Auto break-in suspect nabbed downtown

Evanston police say a tip from a resident led to the arrest of an auto burglary suspect Sunday night.

The police were called to the 1100 block of Church Street a little after 9 p.m. where a witness gave them a description of a man he said he’d seen entering cars nearby.

Evanston police say a tip from a resident led to the arrest of an auto burglary suspect Sunday night.

The police were called to the 1100 block of Church Street a little after 9 p.m. where a witness gave them a description of a man he said he’d seen entering cars nearby.

Based on that description, Commander Tom Guenther says, other officers found a suspect matching the description nearby and the witness told officers that was the man he’d seen.

Officers also found items in the suspect’s possession that they believe were taken from a burglarized vehicle.

The suspect, Joseph Wesley Phifer, 17 of 911 Ashland Ave. in Evanston, has been charged with one felony count of burglary. Police say additional charges may also be filed.

Phifer is scheduled to appear in Skokie District Court on Nov. 9.

Editors’ Picks