The Cook County state's attorney's office has charged a 17-year-old Wheeling boy with two counts of residential burglary and petitioned a second teenager to juvenile court for the same burglaries and an attempted residential burglary, according to Wheeling police.
Jorge Moran, 17, of the 1300 Block of Cove Drive, appeared for a bond hearing on Friday. Moran's next hearing is set for 1:30 p.m. April 18 at the Cook County courthouse in Rolling Meadows.
On March 15, police investigated two residential burglaries on the 1000 block of Captains Lane. A victim of one of the burglaries confronted one of the offenders after hearing glass break and seeing a person in the backyard, police said. The victim told police the person said he was looking for someone, mentioned a name and left the area, police said.
On March 21, police received another report of two males banging on the front and back door of a home on Mockingbird Lane, police said. Police found both teenagers at the scene and both said they were looking for the same person as was mentioned in the Captains Lane burglary, police said.
The teenagers were taken to the Wheeling police station, where they made oral and written statements confessing to the burglaries on Captains Lane, police said.
Police then recovered stolen property from those burglaries from the teenagers, authorities said.