Wilmette teens charged in connection with Evanston car burglary

Tori Latham, City Editor

Two Wilmette teens were charged in connection with a vehicle burglary that occurred Thursday night in Evanston, police said Friday.

Evanston Police Department officers responded to a call Thursday around 11:23 p.m. of two males checking the door handles on vehicles in the 2600 block of Central Street, officials said. When they arrived, the officers stopped the two boys — ages 14 and 15 — in the alley of the 2700 block of Central Street, police said.

The teens — who matched the description the caller had provided — were in possession of a Garmin GPS, loose change, three pairs of glasses, fossil rocks and a wallet with another person’s credit card and identification, officials said. The officers also found an unlocked vehicle that seemed to have been burglarized. When they contacted the owner of the car, the person identified the fossil rocks and one pair of glasses as having been stolen from the vehicle, police said.

The two boys were each charged with one count of burglary to a motor vehicle, police said. Juvenile detectives from EPD and the Wilmette Police Department are working to find other victims who might have been burglarized, officials said. No other information can be released because of the boys’ ages.

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