On Aug. 9, at approximately 1:10 a.m., police officers were dispatched to investigate an activated alarm at the Verizon wireless store located in the 2500 block of Green Bay Road, said Commander Joseph Dugan of the Evanston Police Department. Upon arrival, officers discovered a window on the north side of the business broken out and two bricks inside. A representative of the establishment told police that a computer tablet was stolen from the store.
About one-half hour later, police officers were dispatched to Great Harvest Bread Company in the 2100 block of Central Street after receiving a call from a person that they heard the sound of glass breaking and observed three individuals run away southbound from the location. Upon arrival, officers discovered a broken window on the west side of the business.
An officer checking the area, located three juveniles in the alley of the 2300 block of Harrison Street attempting to break open a black cash register box, said the Commander. The officer further discovered several packs of cigarettes and a computer tablet in the possession of the juveniles.
Police learned that the cigarettes were stolen in a burglary at the Walgreen’s store located in the 2100 block of Green Bay Road, which occurred at approximately midnight, said the Commander. In that incident, a brick was also thrown through the front entrance window in order to gain entry.
The three juveniles arrested, two females, ages 12 and 13, and one male, 12 years of age, are all residents of Evanston and had been reported as missing at the time of the incidents, said the Commander. All three juveniles were charged with three counts of burglary and were petitioned to juvenile court.