Evanston police say an 18-year-old has been charged with attempted burglary after he was spotted hiding behind a vehicle in the 2600 block of Central Street early this morning.

Cmdr. Jay Parrott says that police, responding to a call of a car alarm going off on the block about 2:49 a.m., spotted Dauphin Erner, who lives in the 2100 block of Darrow Avenue, hiding there.

When Erner spotted the police, Parrott says, he started running, but was captured by officers after a brief chase.

Parrott says that after he was taken to the police station, Erner admitted he’d been involved in the burglary attempt.

He’s scheduled to appear in Skokie district court on Sept. 11.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. What happened after last month’s arrest?

    Last month Evanston Now reported that this same person was arrested on July 11, 2012 for the same crime.


    What happened with that?  We hear the cops arrest people all the time. If you read the Police Reports you see the same names pop up again and again.  Why is this so?

    Only three answers are possible:

    1) The cops are harassing innocent people


    2) The cops arrest the right people, but the prosecution of these people is marred by incompetence.


    3) Judges let them off with light sentences and they go back to terrorize the community again.


    Why do we see all of this recidivism?

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