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Evanston police get their man…finally

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Evanston police say they have captured a suspect who slipped through their fingers in August, but  was arrested  when he happened to be a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped in the early hours of Sunday morning.

According to Cmdr. Joseph Dugan, Qindin J. Perry, 20, of 1530 South Boulevard, was stopped by officers on Aug. 20 in the 200 block of Ridge Avenue for operating a vehicle with expired plates.

Dugan said that Perry was uncooperative, would not roll down the window, provide identification, or exit the vehicle. While officers were speaking to him, Dugan said, he put the car into drive and fled at a high rate of speed.

They stopped him in the 800 block of Case Street, Dugan asserted, but he again fled the stop, striking two vehicles on the way as he sped southbound on Custer.

Officers did not pursue. However, they got his name from the vehicle’s registration and distributed a “wanted” bulletin on him.

Fast forward to yesterday (Sunday) when Perry happened to be a passenger in a car that was stopped in the 1700 block of Dempster Street.

He was taken into custody, Dugan said, charged with one count of felony aggragated fleeing and eluding.  Police also discovered he had an active warrant for his arrest from an undisclosed jurisdiction for failure to appear, Dugan added.

Charles Bartling

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio stations and business-oriented magazines.

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