Police charge three men with burglary of Evergreen home

By Laura Bollin

Three Chicago men have reportedly been charged with the burglary of a home in Evergreen Park.

Edward Jones, 18, Bilal Joiner, 22, and Antonio Burgin, 24, were arrested at 12:25 p.m. Sept. 13 after what police allege was a burglary in the 9100 block of Avers Avenue. Jones was also charged with theft, and Burgin was charged with criminal trespass to property.

Jewelry, electronics and video games valued at more than $300 were taken from the home, police said. Burgin reportedly entered the home through the garage.

Police were called to the neighborhood for a report of a “suspicious vehicle,” and a resident reported the burglary, police said. The caller reportedly saw a car containing three men pull up at the intersection of 91st Street and Hamlin Avenue, and saw the men exit the vehicle and walk east, police said.

Police reportedly went in the direction the men were said to be going and saw one man in between two homes, and determined one of the homes had been burglarized. The men reportedly broke into the home through a window on the north side of the structure. Items from the burglary were found in the trunk of the car in which the men had arrived, police said.

The three men ran in different directions, and were all found after police canines from Alsip searched the area. One man was found shortly after 12:30 p.m. running from the home, another was found near the home about an hour later, and the third was found shortly after 2 p.m. hiding in a yard near 91st Street and Hamlin Avenue, police said.

During the search for the men, Most Holy Redeemer School, 3650 W. 96th St., and Northwest Elementary School, 3630 W. 92nd St., were placed on lockdown, police said.