Two teens arrested on burglary charges

Tewayne T. Kennedy
Tewayne T. Kennedy

A coordinated effort between the victim, several witnesses, Evanston police dispatchers and officers led to the arrest Sunday of an 18-year-old Chicago man and 16-year-old juvenile on residential burglary charges.

Police say the incident occurred about 1:30 p.m. Evanston police officers responded to a burglary of a home that occurred in the 2600 block of Lincolnwood Avenue, said Cmdr. Jay Parrott, department spokesperson.

Parrott said police were given a description of two suspects who fled a residence when the homeowners returned. One of the homeowners chased the offenders on foot, he said, while his spouse contacted 911 and gave a description to police dispatchers.

Parrott said it was the coordinated effort that led to the quick arrest of the 16-year-old in Perkins Woods, in the 2700 block of Grant Street, and the 18-year-old a short time later in the 9500 block of Central Park Avenue in neighboring Skokie.

Witnesses positively identified both teens, and both were subsequently charged with residential burglary by detectives, Parrott said.

Tewayne T. Kennedy, of 7233 S. Emerald Ave., Chicago, was charged with residential burglary, a Class 1 felony, and also implicated in other similar incidents in Skokie. He was taken into custody, along with the juvenile, Parrott said. Kennedy is scheduled for a Sept. 11 court date in Cook County 2nd Circuit Court.

No further information on the 16-year-old can be released at this time, he said.

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