Blotter: Jan. 20

Tanner Maxwell

Repeat offender, 16, attempts residential burglary

Police charged a 16-year-old Evanston resident Monday with attempted residential burglary after he tried to break into a home in the 1800 block of Crain Street, according to an Evanston Police Department news release.

Police stopped the teenager as he fled on foot, according to the press release. Officers recognized the suspect from a previous incident.

Police took the teen into custody and turned him in to the police department’s juvenile bureau for processing, where he was charged with attempted residential burglary.

Two Evanston teens arrested after burglary

Police charged two Evanston residents with residential burglary in connection with an incident in the 1000 block of Dewey Avenue on Tuesday afternoon, according to an EPD news release.

Police received a report of the two males, ages 16 and 18, carrying a television and a blue bag. Officers later stopped the pair near the 1200 block of Darrow Avenue.

EPD officials were able to recover the 22-inch flat panel TV and a second TV inside the blue bag. Police determined the exact location of the burglary and met with the homeowners, who identified the items as their own.

Both suspects are scheduled to appear Jan. 27 at Circuit Court in Skokie.

Wallet stolen from Chicago woman’s backpack

Someone took the wallet of a 19-year-old Chicago woman in the 1500 block of Sherman Avenue on Jan. 13.

The wallet was removed from the woman’s backpack while she was inside a classroom, EPD spokesperson Cmdr. Jay Parrott said.

The contents of the wallet included $115, a driver’s license and other forms of identification. The wallet itself was worth $10, Parrott said.

– Tanner Maxwell

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