Evanston police took three people into custody for questionning Tuesday night after a disturbance broke out over computer equipment at an apartment in the 2000 block of Maple Avenue.

A resident of the building told the Daily Northwestern that the dispute involved an allegedly stolen iPad that the victim of the theft hoped to exchange for a repaired MacBook Air.

Police spokesman Perry Polinski says police were called about 9:50 p.m. and were told that three people had pushed their way into an apartment in the building.

Police took three young adults — two men and a woman — into custody and took them to the police station for further investigation. Polinski says that so far no charges have been filed.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. Maple Avenue

    According to a neighbor, there were about 2 dozen squad cars with lights flashing – from both the City and NU – blocking the street and on the parkways.  They got really nervous when the officers pulled out plastic shields and automatic weapons.  There seemed to be a lot going on.

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