A 13-year-old Evanston resident is facing burglary charges after a homeowner in the 2300 block of Pioneer Road interrupted a burglary in progress shortly ater 8 p.m. Wednesday night.

Police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan says the burglar fled out the back door of the home and that an officer responding to the call spotted a subject matching the description of the burglar. After a foot chase, the officer took the youth into custody in the 2100 block of Darrow Avenue, a little over a half mile from the burglary scene. 

The teen now faces felony charges of burglary, unlawful possession of a credit card, unlawful possession of a controlled substance and criminal damage to property. He’s been taken to the juvenile detention center.

Dugan says a second youth taken into custody in connection with the incident has not been charged with the burglary but was charged with two ordinance violations. He was released to a family member.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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