Two Evanston girls and a boy, ages 12 and 13, were reported missing to police, who found them after midnight Sunday morning in an alley on Harrison Street in possession of items stolen earlier in burglaries in north Evanston.

The three, whose names were not released because of their age, are suspects in burglaries at the Verizon wireless store on Green Bay Road, the Great Harvest Bread Company on Central Street, and the Walgreens store on Green Bay Road.

The three were found by an officer in the alley in the 2300 block of Harrison Street attempting to open a black cash register box. The officer further discovered several packs of cigarettes and a computer tablet.

The recovered packs of cigarettes had been stolen from the Walgreen’s store in the 2100 block of Green Bay Road in the burglary that had occurred around midnight.

In each incident, entry was gained via broken windows.

All three juveniles were charged with three counts of burglary and petitioned to juvenile court, according to Cmdr. Joseph Dugan of Evanston Police.

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio...

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