Thursday, February 13, 2014

BURGLARY UPDATE: One Arrest Made; Incidents Continue

As CWB reported first early this morning, a man was arrested Wednesday in connection with at least three burglaries in Lake View and nearby Lincoln Park.

Arthur Nielsen, 34, was arrested after he broke into two of three units in a Lincoln Park residence. He has been charged with those two burglaries as well as a Wrigleyville break-in that took place in the 3800 block of Wilton. Detectives continue their investigation of Nielsen.

Bond has been set at $90,000.

Several of the burglaries in our area involved an offender who entered multiple units in buildings, often graystones.

Nielsen was paroled on April 23, 2013, after serving more than 6 years in the Hill Correctional Center in Galesburg for multiple burglary convictions. According to Illinois Department of Corrections records, Nielsen's criminal history includes the following Cook County convictions:
• 6 years for residential burglary in 2006
• Another 7 years for residential burglary in 2006
• 7 years for residential burglary in 2007
Prior to those incidents, records show, Nielsen had potential prison sentences discharged for:
• Retail theft in Cook County in 2005
• Residential burglary in Lake County 2002
• Aggravated DUI in McHenry County in 2002
Diligence Advised
Police officers believe that at least two more burglars or teams may be working in Lake View. Their suspicions are based on techniques used and descriptions provided by witnesses.

Their suspicions seem well-founded. An attempted burglary was reported at 9:05 this morning in the 3400 block of Halsted. A residential burglar alarm drew police to the home, where they found the back door partially kicked in. It did not appear that entry had been made to the unit.

EXTERNAL LINK
Lincoln Park Burglary Suspect Caught, Police Say (DNAInfo Chicago)
Image: Cook County Sheriff's Office
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19 comments:

  1. trouble maker in a lot of counties and cook gets stuck with him

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  2. I'd gladly pay more in taxes if the dollars were used to build new prisons in our state….along with some truth in sentencing provisions. Keep this scum off the streets.

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  3. breaks into old gray stone buildings. now he will be living in a old gray stone building. with bars, for 20 years. by by

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    1. I'd be depressed in either of the gray stones you're referring to. Those Adams Family structures need an update or tear down.

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  4. How did he burglarize in 2007 when "his convictions include 6 years for residential burglary in 2006
    and another 7 years for residential burglary in 2006?" Did he not serve any time (6 years) for the 2006 offenses or was he just released in less than a year to burglarize again?
    What is so pathetic about our so-called justice system is that when we finally do catch a criminal, they are often either not sentenced or sentenced so lightly to be almost laughable...if it weren't for the fact that they get out and hurt more people and cost the taxpayers even more money.

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    1. Cook County justice system version of "catch and release" program where the fishermen are cops and the criminals are fishes...

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    2. Yet another reason we should stop incarcerating people for victimless crimes like drug possession and save space in our prisons for violent offenders and those guilty of property crimes.

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  5. Wonder if he's a relative of Arthur (AC) Nielsen TV measurement service. Could explain why he isn't serving full sentences. Well that or our kookie governor who considers burglary a non-violent crime and keeps letting felons out early. Anyone has been burglarized would disagree with Quinn on that.

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    1. If he's a descendant of AC Nielsen, I doubt he'd be burglarizing homes. Good catch on the name though.

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    2. No, he's the son of Leslie Nielsen.

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    3. Surely you must be kidding......

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  6. Most of the Alderman and Mayors of Chicago should be behind bars.

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    1. They seem to put them on a pedestal once they accomplish that here.

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  7. a few months back someone posted that he a video of two white men who broke into his house. i forgot where i viewed it, but if memory serves i think this guy looks very similar to one of the men. does anyone remember that? it's worth a second look anyway?

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  8. On a hopefully positive note:

    Smartphone 'Kill Switch' Unites Burke, Fioretti

    http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140213/downtown/smartphone-kill-switch-unites-burke-fioretii

    Hopefuly folks will want to call/mail govt 'leaders' to get behind and unite for some kind of kill switch to remove the phones as targets of the creeps before more deadly crimes occur.

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    1. Let the phone manufacturers decide whether they want to install kill switches or not. The government doesn't need to mandate it.

      http://reason.com/blog/2014/02/13/california-kill-switch-proposal-goes-fed

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    2. But if a purported reason they don't put in the technology is because they make so much $$$ selling theft insurance .. so what then?

      New York AG to cellular carriers: Why was antitheft switch killed?

      The attorney general pens letters to the major US wireless carriers and says "it's disturbing that the nation's leading smartphone carriers knowingly dismissed technology that could save lives."

      http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57615345-94/new-york-ag-to-cellular-carriers-why-was-antitheft-switch-killed/

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    3. 'Kill switch' sought as answer to phone theft epidemic

      Megan Boken was on her phone checking in with her family as she got into her car when the line went silent. The 23-year-old former volleyball star was back at her alma mater, St. Louis University, as part of an alumni-student game. A popular and likeable person, her parents assumed she ran into an old friend and got distracted.

      Boken, however, had been shot twice and killed in a robbery. The only item missing: her phone.

      http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57615345-94/new-york-ag-to-cellular-carriers-why-was-antitheft-switch-killed/

      Something can and should be done.

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  9. From the looks of his nose, perhaps Mr. Nielsen tried to evade arrest and had to be tuned up a bit. Good work officers.

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