EVANSTON, Ill. (STMW) — Two men face criminal trespassing charges after allegedly using a U-Haul truck to steal scrap metal from an Evanston manufacturing plant Thursday morning.
The Evanston men — Derrick Kenzel Nisbitt, 50, of the 1800 block of Emerson Street, and Theopolis Andre Hood, 37, of the 1900 block of Jackson Avenue — were charged with criminal trespass to land, according to an Evanston police press release.
Evanston Police received a complaint around 10:05 a.m. that someone was trespassing on the 2200 block of Main Street, the release said.
Once on the scene, employees at the plant told the officers that two men driving a U-Haul trick had been seen behind the building, attempting to steal scrap metal, the release said. The employees had confronted the subjects and recognized them from previous theft incidents.
The offenders fled the area in the U-Haul before police arrived, but they were apprehended shortly after near Church Street and Dodge Avenue, the release said.
The men were positively identified as the offenders and were taken into custody on the misdemeanor charge. The U-Haul was towed and impounded, the release said.
Nisbitt and Hood will appear at the Skokie courthouse at 9 a.m. April 14.