Saturday, November 16, 2013

GO DIRECTLY TO JAIL: Neighborhood Menace Is Behind Bars Again

Ryan Brandis, a 26-year-old man who has racked up a lengthy arrest record for activities in Wrigleyville and Boystown, returned to Cook County Jail this week.

CWB reported on Brandis' frequent brushes with the law on November 5.

Brandis was booked on Tuesday for residential burglary, according to the Cook County Sheriff's website,

His bail is set at $75,000.

Brandis is believed to have been arrested in the 3500-3600 block of Halsted Street in Boystown by officers on patrol. The officers stopped him on the suspicion that he was involved in two area thefts on Saturday, November 9.  CWB's report on those incidents is online HERE.

CWB has not yet confirmed that the burglary charge is connected with those incidents.

19 comments:

  1. That's the laundry thief too, according to the eyewitness handyman who confronted him on Waveland last week.

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  2. Finally! I see him all the time.

    Does anyone happen to know what was going on at Melrose and Broadway around 1:30-2:30ish pm? I was out running an saw a "hazard" firetruck and 5 cop cars plus 2 undercovers all down the street. Not sure what was going on.

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    1. Hello unknown. Sadly, there was a suicide on Melrose. An elderly man poisoned himself. The hazmat unit was there due to the presence of poison.

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    2. What hundred on Melrose that's sad I know so many older folks on Melrose. Please reply!

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    3. It was in the 500 block of Melrose, Anonymous. Our understanding is that he had been quite ill.

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  3. Hallelujah on the perp capture!! Thank you, CPD! Remember that face! Would you possibly have room on the front page here for a permanent mug shot grouping of the thugs captured for crimes in the neighborhood so they would become burned in our brains?

    Sad .. the old guy who chose to end it all. Kudos for all the great reporting.

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    1. Thank you, Anonymous, for being part of CWB. We are working on more stories that will profile neighborhood nuisances.

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  4. 5'9" and 215 pounds? They eat well at BYC, don't they?

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  5. yeah with all of the exercise he got by running away from crime scenes and riding other peoples bikes, he should be a lot thinner.

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  6. The cops nabbed him a block away from the Center on Halsted and a block away from the police station. He isn't the brightest bulb in the marquee.

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  7. Great News and a job well done.
    Thanks CPD!!!!

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  8. Congrats CPD for capturing this menace. Hopefully the next time he gets out, he won't come back.

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  9. Menace he truly is. Quite an extensive criminal history, all in Lakeview with not one frigging conviction. First felony charge. Police did their part, might be time for the community to back up their efforts by getting a group together and showing up en mass at his court date Monday at Belmont/Western. Let the judge know the community is watching and wants something done about this guy rather than allow his court appointed attorney (or BYC attorney) to get the charge dismissed.

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  10. His bail is set at $75,000.
    Wait for it..................ooooooo, Judge issues him an I-Bond, he signs his name and he is out to victimize more people!!!

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  11. No Judge is going to give a inmate a $75,000 I-bond. I suggest spending the day in court on Belmont/Western and watch the process.

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  12. Is there an update to this story on what happened in court?

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    1. He remains in jail on $75,000 bail. His next court date is December 9 at 26th and California.

      The burglary case is in its early stages, so there was little new when we made our regular trip to the courthouse last week.

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  13. http://www2.illinois.gov/idoc/Pages/default.aspx

    Search for the above mentioned young hooligan.

    Three years. Downstate. He should be paroled by early 2015.

    I love it. Won't be seeing him riding any stolen bikes through 2014

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