Evanston police say an 18-year-old and two 16-year-olds are facing burglary charges in two separate incidents this week.

Cmdr. Jay Parrott says an officer responding to a report of an attempted burglary in the 1800 block of Crain Street about 11:35 a.m. Monday spotted a subject he recognized from a previous burglary incident fleeing the area. A witness identified the 16-year-old youth as the person who’d tried to force open the rear door to the porch of a home on the block. That youth has now been charged as a juvenile with burglary.

Then on Tuesday police responding to a burglary in progress call in the 1000 block of Dewey Avenue spotted two subjects in the 1200 block of Darrow Avenue. One was carrying a blue bag over his shoulder that was later found to contain a television set. The other was trying to conceal a 22-inch flat-panel television under his coat.

Parrott says a witness to the incident identified the suspects as the men seen running from the burglary scene, and the homeowner later identified the television as having been taken from the home.

Gary D. Walker, 18, of 1827 Lyons Ave., has been charged with residential burglary and is due in Skokie district court at 9 a.m. Jan. 27. The other suspect, a 16-year-old Evanston resident, has been charged as a juvenile with burglary.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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