Evanston police say two men have been charged with criminal trespass after they allegedly tried to steal scrap metal from the rear of a business in the 2200 block of Main Street.

Police Cmdr. Tom Guenther says employees of the business noticed the men, who they believed had taken scrap from the business before on the property about 10 a.m. Thursday morning, and confronted them.

The suspects then drove off in a truck with U-Haul markings. But police, responding to call about the incident, located the truck in the area of Church Street and Dodge Avenue.

Police say the two men in the truck, Derrick Kenzal Nisbitt, 50, of 1827 Emerson St., and Theopolis Andre Hood, 37, of 1944 Jackson Ave., were identified as the would-be thieves by employees of the business.

Police impounded and towed the truck. Nisbitt and Hood are scheduled to appear in Skokie district court April 14.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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