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Evanston Man Sentenced to 8 Years For Wilmette Burglary

An Evanston man pled guilty this month to stealing $7,000 worth of jewelry from a Wilmette home in December 2011, according to the ‘Chicago Tribune.’

An Evanston man was sentenced to eight years in prison this month after he pled guilty to stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from a Wilmette home in December 2011, the Chicago Tribune reports

Police were called to the 2200 block of Kenilworth Avenue on Dec. 16, 2011, after an 18-year-old resident called 9-11 from his bedroom closet while the burglary was in process. Officers later recovered $7,000 worth of jewelry, including a pair of gold chains, a string of pearls and gold and silver pendants, according to police.

Police arrested two men following the burglary, including Creed V. McGee, 47, of the 1900 block of Jackson Avenue in Evanston. McGee pled guilty to the burglary and was sentenced to eight years in prison and fined $384 on Jan. 7, the Tribune reports.  

The second man, Christopher D. Boyd, 41, of Skokie, is set to appear in court on Jan. 30, according to a representative of Cook County Circuit Court in Skokie. 

el debarge January 22, 2013 at 03:33 PM
Enjoy your stay Mr.McGee. Many new friends await.
John R January 22, 2013 at 09:02 PM
whatever shall we do now that we've been deprived the fine citizenship of Mr. McGee for 8 long years?
el debarge January 22, 2013 at 11:20 PM
Oh, there are others. A well known Family name to EPD.
Willie Wilmette January 23, 2013 at 02:46 PM
8 years for burglars in Evanston. He could have murder someone in Evanston, then he would be out in 7 years - http://evanston.patch.com/articles/evanston-man-23-shot-and-killed-in-ongoing-feud-police-say
Denise Kellar January 23, 2013 at 04:15 PM
8 years for stealing? Maybe we need a course in our schools outlining going to jail and what the offenses yield. Would anyone think twice? Bottom line, if you don't have a job, stealing is how someone is trying to make a living or fix a drug habit. It's not right, is there an answer?
The Realist January 23, 2013 at 05:15 PM
el debarge I know the family and they are really kool . You cannot judge a family on one or two memebers everyone is not perfect. What about your family???? And we need more programs to help ex-offenders trust me Evanston has the funds we need to make some changes to make this city and the citizens more comfortable.
The L Train January 23, 2013 at 09:55 PM
And he was just turning his life around!

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