A Chicago teen is charged with stealing items from unlocked vehicles in north suburban Evanston.
About 2:45 a.m. Wednesday, an Evanston police officer was patrolling the 2700 block of Ashland Avenue when he saw two teen boys checking the door handles on cars, police said in a statement.
He stopped them and found that one of the teens had a roll of quarters and a cellphone taken from unlocked vehicles nearby, police said. The victim declined to pursue the matter further.
One teen, a 16-year-old Chicago resident, was charged with one count of burglary to motor vehicle and taken to the Cook County Juvenile detention center, police said. His name was not released because of his age.
The 17-year-old boy with him was released without being charged, police said.