Friday, January 03, 2014

UPDATE: Lakeview Gun Arrest Involves Fully-Loaded AK-47

Further information has been developed regarding the man who was arrested in a nearby Lakeview bar on New Year's Day after police found an assault rifle and shotgun in his car as well as a handgun and drugs on his person.

CWB was the first to report this story yesterday afternoon.

Troy A. Waite, 25, was arraigned today on weapons and firearms charges. He is being held on $150,000 bond.

CWB has found that Waite's criminal history includes allegations of manufacture and delivery of cocaine and robbery in Wisconsin. Those incidents occurred in June 2009 and October 2008, respectively.

Prosecutors today confirmed CWB's exclusive initial report that one of the guns found in Waite's vehicle was an assault rifle and that the serial number on Waite's handgun had been defaced. The assault rifle is identified in court records as a fully-loaded AK-47.

Waite came into contact with Chicago Police after an employee of Will's Northwoods Inn, 3030 N. Racine, received a suspicious $20 bill and dialed 911.

In addition to marijuana, Waite's Chicago drug charges are based on his alleged possession of nine cocaine packets.

UPDATED JANUARY 6, 2014: Updated info on this story is available HERE.
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16 comments:

  1. This was outstanding reporting, CWB!! This story would have NEVER been told if you didn't have the balls to tell us. Bravo!

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  2. So who's the "bitch" now, bitch?

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  3. I fear we are almost at the point where these weapons are going to be used by the thugs. They've become so bold now that there's no reason for them not to use them.

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    1. Um... They already are where have you been?

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  4. Awesome reporting CWB! I was at 14, told the desk guys to go to your blog, award-winning reporting/graphics/analysis, everything!! They said every district is starting blogs, I said every district should study this blog for 19. Good job!!

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    1. We would love to see more outlets like CWB across the city. Crime in Streeterville + Gold Coast would be our dream offshoot. Er, maybe we ought not say shoot. Um.....offspring!

      Thank you for your generous compliments, Anonymous. Best wishes!

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  5. OMG! Who knows what he was prepared to do at the bar and/or in the neighborhood. Excellent work, CWB! Mega kudos to the alert and pro-active bartender AND importantly: the fast response and savvy of the CHICAGO POLICE! That's a possible BIG WHEW! ...

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  6. Can the bar file the equivalent of a restraining order against this thug keeping him away from their business. I would be concerned a lowlife like this would be stupid enough to want revenge.

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  7. Didn't he know there's a city wide gun ban here? Sheesh!

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  8. Did the offender have an address of record in Chicago or was he from out of state?
    A poor choice of a bar for a stranger to pass bogus bills.

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  9. Lets not get stuck on the particular firearm. Its the felon in possession that is the problem. Theres nothing wrong with owning an AK style rifle, as long as its not owned by a shithead such as this. It was not designed for use by shitheads, which is something all firearms have in common.

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  10. Let's just hope this more misunderstood thug wasn't talking on his cell phone while driving - then he would have been in real trouble!

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  11. Jeez buddy, how much crime do you need to be involved in? Drug-dealing AND counterfeit money laundering. Gotta admire your work ethic.

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  12. Look up Waite here: http://doc.wi.gov/community-resources/find-an-offender

    On "community supervision" despite convictions for armed robbery and distribution of cocaine. Why in the hell is this guy on the streets?

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  13. And to the man referred to as "bitch" at Sheridan/Pinegrove, you are not a bitch you are my neighbor and I am mad as hell that it happened to you in our area. Rest assured that if we witness this in the future, we will not delay in coming to your assistance

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