Wilmette Police Arrest Evanston Teen in Connection with Burglaries

Wilmette police charged the 18-year-old with burglary on Aug. 2.

Wilmette police arrested an Evanston teen Thursday in connection with two burglaries near the intersection of Prarie Avenue and Isabella Street, according to a press release. 

Tate Xavier Wuertz, 18, of 802 Brummel, Evanston, was charged with burglary and taken to a bond court on Aug. 3. He was issued an Aug. 14 court date in Skokie. 

On Aug. 2, Wilmette police responded to a call of an unknown subject sitting in and rummaging through a vehicle near the intersection of Prairie Avenue and Isabella Street. The complainant confronted the subject, who fled the scene on foot and lost one of his shoes in the process. Police later recovered the shoe near the scene of the burglary. 

That same night, police responded to a call of a car “blacked out” without headlights attempting to leave the area near the burglary scene, police said. The officer conducted a traffic stop at Prairie Avenue and Isabella Street, and Wuertz was later identified by the complainant as the person burglarizing the vehicle, according to police. 

The Evanston teen was later tied to a second burglary that occurred next door to the original burglary. In both instances the vehicles were unlocked and Wuertz too loose change, police said. 

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