Evanston police officers on routine patrol early Wednesday morning stopped a man riding a bike with no light near Bridge Street and McCormick Boulevard.

After stopping the man, the officers say, they noticed a cut cable on the bike — making them suspect it might have been stolen.

Evanston police officers on routine patrol early Wednesday morning stopped a man riding a bike with no light near Bridge Street and McCormick Boulevard.

After stopping the man, the officers say, they noticed a cut cable on the bike — making them suspect it might have been stolen.

Police Commander Tom Guenther says that under questioning the man, identified as Roosevelt Curtis Wedlow, 52, of 1825 Lemar Ave. in Evanston, implicated himself in the theft of the bike and officers recovered from him a pair of metal cutters he used to steal it.

Detectives conducting a follow-up investigation traced the bike’s serial number to its owners, who identified the bike and told detectives it had been stolen from their garage.

Wedlow now faces felony charges of burglary and possession of burglary tools and a misdemeanor charge of failing to have a bicycle light.

He’s scheduled to appear Sept. 3 in Skokie district court.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. Avoid a charge next time

     He could have easily avoided an extraneous misdemeanor charge had he stolen a bike with a light. Live and learn…

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