A flashlight a burglar was using as he rummaged through a car in the 1100 block of Maple Avenue in Evanston about 11:10 p.m. Sunday turned out to be his undoing after the car’s owner saw the light.

The owner called police who found a suspect nearby. Cmdr. Jay Parrott says the suspect was found to have coins taken from the car in his possession.

Stephen A. Craig, 57, of 1458 Chicago Ave. now has been charged with burglary and is scheduled to appear in Skokie district court at 9 a.m. on Aug. 22.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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