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The Evanston Police Department has charged three juveniles in two separate motor vehicle thefts that occurred over the weekend, said Commander Joe Dugan of the Evanston Police Department.

The first incident occurred on Sunday, Nov. 13, at approximately 6:45 p.m. in the 1800 block of Washington Street.  A 27-year old pizza delivery driver left his 2001 Volkswagen running while he was delivering a pizza on the block when an unknown subject entered the vehicle and drove away eastbound on Washington Street. About one-half hour later, a police officer saw the stolen vehicle unoccupied in the gas station at Howard Street and McCormick Boulevard.  When a 17-year old male youth from Dekalb returned to the car, he was stopped and taken into custody. The keys to the car were in his pocket. The youth was charged with one count of Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle.  

The second incident occurred on Sunday, Nov. 13, at approximately 9:51 p.m.. Police officers saw a white Toyota, previously reported as stolen, moving south on Ridge Avenue, said the Commander. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle in the 7500 block of north Seeley Avenue, but all three occupants left the vehicle and attempted to flee. The driver, a 16-year old male from Chicago was taken into custody right away.  A male passenger, 17 years old from Evanston, was taken into custody near Howard Street and Custer Avenue. A female passenger that fled on foot was not located by responding officers. The juvenile driver was charged with Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle. The male passenger was charged with Criminal Trespass to Vehicle.