Evanston Teen Charged with Wilmette Garage Burglary

The 18-year-old Evanston resident had already been arrested last month in Wilmette 'for similar burglaries.'

Wilmette detectives arrested a teen at his Evanston home Friday after physical evidence linked him to a Wilmette garage burglary, according to a police press release.

On Sept. 14, 18-year-old Tate Wuertz was arrested for the second time in as many months after Wilmette police tied him to a July 6 garage burglary in the 100 block of 17th street, police reported.

Wilmette police had previously arrested Wuertz on Aug. 2 in connection with two burglaries near the intersection of Prarie Avenue and Isabella Street. That night, he was reportedly stopped when an officer observed him driving out of the neighborhood with his vehicle’s headlights turned off.

Wuertz is scheduled to appear in Cook County Circuit Court in Skokie on Oct. 3 at 1:30 p.m.

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