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Evanston Police Tactical Unit Officers for the second time in a week made an arrest for residential burglary. On Jan. 10, officers assigned to a burglary mission in the south end of Evanston focused on a residential burglary pattern in that area, said Commander Jay Parrott of the Evanston Police Department.
At approximately 1:20 p.m., officers observed a suspicious person in the area of Kirk Street and Wesley Avenue. The officers, dressed in civilian attire, conducted surveillance of the subject and observed this subject trying to gain entry into a home in the 1400 block of Kirk Street by entering an enclosed porch and using a tool to cut a hole in a screen. This subject then removed the screen to a window of the residence, said the Commander.
The subject suddenly became alarmed and fled the porch area on foot. Officers announced their presence and chased the subject on foot, subsequently apprehending the subject. Police determined that the subject was 15 years old and a Chicago resident. Police also determined that the subject was in the process of committing a burglary at the Kirk Street address and had committed a burglary in the 1200 block of Mulford Street earlier on the same day, said the Commander.
The subject was charged with two counts of burglary, said Commander Parrott. He added that an attempted residential burglary that occurred in the 1200 block of Austin Street on the same day was cleared by the police investigation and a residential burglary in the 1800 block of Brummel Street on Jan. 9 was also cleared by detectives related to this arrest.