Wednesday, April 09, 2014

COPS DELIVER: Surveillance And Patience Pay Off With Arrest Of Alleged Package Thief

What can (Wavey) Brown do for you?

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
"We hope this eliminates one of our chronic problems," 19th District Tactical Lt. Robert Stasch tells us. Following a series of thefts in the area, "a joint sting operation…was initiated by 019 Tact and UPS security."

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.

Court records show that Brown has been involved in much more than package theft over the years. His convictions include a 10-year sentence for narcotics, 12 years for armed robbery, another 8 years for armed robbery, and yet another 8 years for armed robbery in cases dating back to 1989.

Brown's companion was not charged. The case number for Monday's incident is HX214478.
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28 comments:

  1. This is awesome! Another dirtbag gets DEFEATED...A big thumbs-up to the police....great work! Those of us who live here really appreciate the work you guys do.

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    1. DITTO! Thank you!.. For another for the good guys!

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  2. Because of guys like him, I stopped shopping online. After having multiple packages stolen after they were delivered, it's just less expensive to shop at stores. Glad this one is off the streets for now, but you know there are others just like him.

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    1. You've got a Walkscore of close to 100 in most if these lakefront neighborhoods. Everybody claims to love and support their "indie" stores. Never understood all these packages being stolen myself.

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  3. Not much of a victory...since 1989???......revolting......

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  4. Have fun in Cook County Jail you fucking prick. Post the last known addresses of these animals. Lets see where they come from.

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  5. What a scumbag.

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  6. This guy has spent most of his adult life in IDOC. At least he seems to be slowing down from armed robberies to larceny and thefts. I guess old age catches up to harden thugs as well.

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    1. Sure enough should and will in time. Give him a little credit for running away in pursuit the way he did. Great Arrest. Old school 19. Home Run

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    2. Old school 019 except it took place in the old 023 by old 023 coppers

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  7. Come on, dude. You're 43 years old. You aren't going to out run the cops.

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    1. Seriously? Have you seen most Chicago cops?

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  8. Now we know what cornrows on a balding head look like.

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    1. Lol. I noticed that too. Should have weaved a lil more hair into that crown.

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  9. Look at the photo of cpd unit placing him under arrest. Take your neighborhood back. Work with the police and you will win. Save it. She is a historical neighborhood. Please

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  10. Hey was pepper-sprayed, not maced.

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  11. Seeing that cornholed, excuse me, cornrowed head, face down on the concrete, warmed my heart this morning. Keep up the excellent work in reporting this shit that happens in our once-great neighborhood. Thank you, too, to the officers who were instrumental in taking this asshole down.

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  12. Haha, loser. I guarantee you this dirtbag isn't from the neighborhood. These types come up here to pillage the homes of honest people who actually work for a living.

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  13. "His convictions include a 10-year sentence for narcotics, 12 years for armed robbery, another 8 years for armed robbery, and yet another 8 years for armed robbery in cases dating back to 1989."

    He's 43 years old. If he had served the duration of all these sentences, that would mean being in jail for 38 years of his 43 year existence (starting at age 7).

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  14. Hey folks -- I don't have any of my mail or packages delivered to my Lakeview condo - it all goes to a nearby 'mail box' store for periodic pick-up. No need to chum the waters with brown packages for the thieves to steal and give them reason to be in our neighborhood.

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    1. I couldn't imagine paying a fee to have my mail picked up when its free to your doorstep. The rare occasion I had a package delivered it was to my work address.

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    2. Then you will have your package stolen.

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  15. This is great, now start doing the hard work and do a sting that will catch the scum that keep mugging people. stealing property is one thing,but being scarred for life because you were a victim of a violent mugging is much worse. CPD do the hard work and catch the thugs that are mugging us!

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  16. What can "Brown" do for you...

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  17. is there a mugshot?

    Way to go all of you studs in 019!

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    1. Ask and you shall receive.

      http://www2.cookcountysheriff.org/search2/photo.asp?jailnumber=2014-0408229

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