Friday, November 01, 2013

#10: Local Punk Breaks Into Laundry Room, Earns His 10th Arrest

"99% chance if you have had your bike stolen in Boystown, it was this guy."
 - A CWB reader who wears a blue shirt at work.

At least 10 arrests in 18 months.

It's been quite a performance for a 26-year-old punk whose address of record is the Broadway Youth Center's former location at Broadway and Belmont.

Around 10:30 on Halloween night, a resident of the courtyard building at 815 W. Cornelia saw an offender, described as a white male wearing gray sweat pants, bust into the complex's laundry machines to steal change. The thief then fled on a bicycle that the resident believes was also stolen from the building.

The witness flagged down a passing officer who broadcast the suspect's description. Another unit at Halsted and Belmont immediately spotted the offender and had him transported back to the apartment building where he was positively identified.

This incident is recorded as a burglary-unlawful entry in CPD case #HW515638.

Parts of a revolving door.
Image: International Revolving Doors.
The slug has also logged these recent arrests in Chicago:

  • Marijuana possession on April 8, 2012
  • Marijuana possession on July 14, 2012
  • Assault on August 25, 2012
  • Theft on September 15, 2012
  • Theft on October 5, 2012
  • Trespassing on December 27, 2012
  • Trespassing on February 9, 2013
  • Trespassing on March 22, 2013
  • Battery on August 13, 2013
The lack of activity between March and August of this year can be attributed to the fact that he was in jail on a warrant during that time.

Nicely done, officers and resident! Perhaps we've found a candidate for the 19th district CAPS office's "Court Advocate" efforts?

35 comments:

  1. I'd like to know what the dispositions of each of those incidents were. Maybe if this person was convicted and sentenced to jail, he wouldn't be on the streets getting arrested ten times in a yr and a half. That's on the judges and ASA's.

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  2. Officer Krupke would take care of him.

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  3. Since when do they bust people for weed in Chicago? The stench of it is everywhere in Lakeview. Some walk right down the street during the day with a blunt.

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  4. Broadway Youth Center address of record. Check. Thank you. What I need to hear.

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    1. And the "youth" are upwards of 26 years old now. I thought 24 was the cut-off.

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    2. The representative from the Broadway Youth Center told the crowd at the October SELVN meeting they service patrons from 12 to 24. they don't check any identification, so they're throwing children in with adults...and troubled, often dangerous adults at that.

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    3. The BYC also admitted well over a year ago that they "estimate" 25% of their clients are homeless. Which equals probably none in reality.

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    4. "And the "youth" are upwards of 26 years old now. I thought 24 was the cut-off."

      Cause it's definitely not possible that he used the address when he was taking advantage of the services of the BYC when he was 24 and just has not updated his identification card. Think before you open your dumb mouth.

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  5. well done officers. Waiting for the mug shot.

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  6. If city and state leaders would use any/ all fines collected from the speed and red light cameras to build new prisons, jails and hire new officers, I'd actually be all for it.

    This dirtbag would be a good candidate for a long sentence. He's a parasite feeding off of society. Glad to know I'm now covering his healthcare too.

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    1. If he isn't eating and sleeping for free at the Broadway Youth Center between crime sprees, he's eating and sleeping for free in jail, all at the expense of taxpayers. At what point can it just be finally acknowledged that he is a hopeless LOSER and stop supplying him with all he needs?

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  7. Someone remind me again how a 26-year old man is a "youth"?

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  8. Another fiend possessed by evil taken down by my two friends! Yea. Winning!!!!

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  9. If they don't require ID, how do they know how old anyone is?

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  10. I'd like to see a mug shot on this guy to know who he is.

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  11. He was just about to turn his life around give him a break.

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  12. He's a "youth in crisis"

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  13. Y'all seem to be straining yourselves to make the exception prove the rule.

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    1. We don't strain to prove anything. We report incidents wherever they happen and regardless of what turns up.

      We don't subscribe to the theory that non-profit organizations should be shielded from the truth. Nor should for-profit organizations.

      It's truly remarkable how a small band of people go all up in arms any time we mention any sort of connection between crime and a non-profit. We have repeatedly stated our support for the missions of local service agencies and our opposition to their unfriendly policies toward the neighborhood and law enforcement.

      If you want something other than straight-forward reports, you've come to the wrong place.

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    2. Sing it, CWB! Keep up the great work!

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    3. I'm thinking "y'all" refers more to the commenters rather than CWB, so I don't think you/CWB need to be too defensive. But from your/CWB previous statements of "support their mission, oppose their policy" it's seems to me you fail to see the connection between the clientele drawn to the agencies and the crime level. A number of residents probably feel the way you do but don't see the need for the agencies to be located in our neighborhood. Their is NO reason for them to be in Lakeview. Their clientele would have to travel no matter where located. MOVE THE AGENCIES OUT as a start cleaning up the crime mess. Sadly, we're stuck with the Center on Halsted. One is more than enough.

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    4. Who cares if he is the exception or the rule: this guy has a proven record of preying on the neighborhood and none of these organizations should provide services to him, IMO.

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    5. Jeff on BuckinghamNov 2, 2013, 12:23:00 AM

      Agree! It makes much more sense to have these agencies in the communities where they are needed.
      I'm trying to kick around a theory why these agencies located here. Top of my list : somebody wanted them here. I still haven't figured out who they are or what motivated them. Money? Power? Fame? A legacy? I gotta think they never thought this would happen. To be fair, I doubt I could have foreseen these problems either. I doubt all of the youth that call upon these agencies are committing crimes in Lakeview. It's likely a small percentage. But they're a cancer and they're killing their host.

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    6. Soon to be ex-alderman Tunney wants them here. He has said so numerous times. He wants them here for all the reasons you cited above. As our representative and alderman, he apparently thinks most of his constituents either cannot afford to move out or are too dumb to figure out that for the taxes we pay it'd be a lot smarter to pack up and move.

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  14. As for BYC, the clients who are 18 years old or older should be sent to Howard Brown because they are adults. Youth are persons under 18 years of age. All of these clients should be photographed. Persons 18 years or older should provide legal I.Ds.Younger clients may not have any I.D.s All of the clients should be required to sign a contract which lists expectations for their behavior at the Broadway Youth Center and in the neighborhood. That any violation of these expectations will result in them being expelled from the Youth Center. This contract should also state that the Broadway Youth Center will cooperate with the Chicago Police Department.

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    1. How do you know who is 18 or younger or older if ID is not required?

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  15. I reiterate my earlier post that we need a mug shot of this repeat offender so residents can watch out for him. Thanks CWB for what you do.

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  16. In case you missed this, DNAinfo.com ran a story yesterday Nov 1 on the city's consideration/discussion of police staffing levels and new hires vs overtime. This story needs to be followed closely. Apparently the Police Union is calling for more officers for good reasons with public safety being at the top of the list. FINALLY!! http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20131101/downtown/police-union-hire-more-cops-instead-of-paying-93m-overtime

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  17. Alderman Tunney would be doing something beneficial for the neighborhood if he posted a photo of this career criminal so we could all recognize him and be forewarned when we see him prowling around our streets.

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  18. I'm unsure of why you don't run this gentlemen's public arrest information, but it's your site. This I believe is the mope in question. He was living in Uptown last year and was arrested numerous times stealing bikes from porches etc. I know this because I and some neighbors corralled him for the cops last year after he grabbed a bike.

    http://www.justmugshots.com/illinois/chicago/3547896

    I just saw him on the street near the Sheridan/.Montrose Jewel a few weeks back.

    This is his Facebook page.

    https://www.facebook.com/ryan.brandis.52?fref=ts

    Note the irony of the photo at the top of his page. He's been in and out of county jail consistently since the spring of 2012.

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  19. I live in a building on the 800 block of Waveland. Our laundry room was attacked this past week in exactly the same manor. I am glad they caught this thug. Now waiting for a Chicago landlord to actually fix the washing machines is another story...

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  20. Too bad, someone with a concealed weapon did not take care of this mutt earlier in his crime spree. It would have saved the City thousands of dollars in police salary, fuel, time and community angst.

    Sincerely, Paul Kersey

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  21. And those 10 arrests are only the times he was caught. Think how many more crimes he committed without being nabbed. I have been sending his arrest record to his Facebook "friends." It's a tedious task. He even has a "pastor" as a Facebook friend.

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  22. saw him biking around on TH/FRI with a huuuuge black eye and a bandage over his head. scumbag

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