Chicago Police picked up an alleged package thief with a serious criminal record and delivered him to jail Monday afternoon.
|After a brief foot chase, Wavey Brown is taken into custody near|
Belmont and Lake Shore Drive. Image: CWB Reader
Stasch says 43-year-old Wavey Brown "entered into a secured building to steal an Apple computer product in a large box" in the 400 block of Melrose around 2:30 Monday afternoon.
Tactical officers conducting surveillance followed Brown as he and a companion drove east on Cornelia to Lake Shore Drive, where officers attempted to make a traffic stop and arrest them.
Brown had other ideas and he bailed out of his car near Belmont and Lake Shore Drive. A CWB reader who witnesses the foot chase says Brown ran north in the middle of Sheridan Road's traffic lanes and barreled across a bustling Belmont Avenue with two police officers on his tail.
"He petered out and they caught up but he didn't co-operate and he got maced" in front of 3200 N. Lake Shore Drive, the reader said.
Cook County Criminal Court records show that Brown has been charged with burglary, theft, and resisting a police officer. He is being held on $125,000 bond.
Stasch says other suspected stolen property was recovered from Brown's car and detectives continue their investigation with the assistance of UPS.
Brown's companion was not charged. The case number for Monday's incident is HX214478.