14-year-old Evanston youth has been charged in connection with two recent burglaries.

Evanston police detectives say the male teen was taken into custody Friday after he used a credit card that has been stolen in a residential burglary in the 1300 block of Davis Street that was reported on Jan. 28.

The investigators also recovered a cellular phone from the youth that was taken in a residential burlary reported the same day in the 1600 block of Ashland Avenue.

Police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan says doors to both those homes had been left unlocked.

The juvenile has now been charged with one count of residential burglary, one count of unlawful use of a credit card and one count of possession of stolen property. At the time of the arrest, the juvenile was on electronic monitoring through the juvenile justice system for a previous burglary arrest, and he was transported to the Cook County Juvenile Detention Center.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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