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Sound of breaking glass leads to arrest

Evanston police say a resident's phone call led to the arrest of a car burglary suspect Friday evening.

Police Cmdr. Tom Guenther says the resident heard glass breaking and saw a man apparently breaking into a car in the 1300 block of Sherman Avenue shortly after 6 p.m.

Evanston police say a resident's phone call led to the arrest of a car burglary suspect Friday evening.

Police Cmdr. Tom Guenther says the resident heard glass breaking and saw a man apparently breaking into a car in the 1300 block of Sherman Avenue shortly after 6 p.m.

Responding to the resident's call, officers found a suspect matching the description of the burglary nearby, near the intersection of Greenwood Street and Sherman Avenue.

Guenther says the officers searched the suspect, identified as Paul Victor McGee, 56, of 1834 Jackson Ave. in Evanston, and found him in possession of a checkbook, keychain and a Leatherman tool all determined to have been stolen from a car. They say he also had drug paraphernalia and marijuana in his possession.

The witness also identified McGee as the person he'd seen breaking into the car.

McGee now faces felony charges of burglary and possession of burglary tools as well as misdemeanor drug charges. He's scheduled to appear March 29 in Skokie district court.

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