Friday, June 20, 2014

BOOMERANGS: Two Arrests In Belmont Attack

Roger Lakes (Cook County Sheriff's Office)
UPDATE JUNE 21: Charges have been filed against a second man. That man, reported to be 19 in our report below, actually turned 20 on May 18th.

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Outstanding work by 19th district officers has resulted in the arrests of two men in connection with a brutal beating and robbery under the Belmont L tracks early Tuesday morning. A third suspect remains at large.

The two suspects in custody were arrested 24-hours apart within feet of the crime scene by officers who recognized them while on routine patrol.

21-year-old Roger Lakes, who has prior arrests for crimes such as battery and theft, was taken into custody after being recognized by officers at Belmont and Sheffield around 1:50 yesterday morning. Lakes, whose address of record is the former location of the recently-improved Broadway Youth Center, is charged with robbery. Bond is set at $100,000.
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The second suspect, a 19-year-old man with a Skokie address, was arrested outside of the Belmont CTA station entrance at 3 o'clock this morning—again by passing officers who recognized him as being wanted in connection with Tuesday's attack. CWB is withholding his name until charges are filed.

According to a police source, Tuesday's victim was chased, beaten, and robbed by three young black men between 18- and 24-years of age. The victim was found bleeding from the head in the middle of Belmont Avenue by a passing Chicago Police Department prisoner transfer unit. Part of the incident was captured on CTA surveillance video.

CPD case HX306826.
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14 comments:

  1. Great job, officers!

    Now I hope the courts don't fail us and let them out with their revolving door.

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  2. unbelievable how little shame/fear these twerps have that they would continue hanging out at the scene of the crime night after night. fortunately it's arrests like these that are the beginning steps to eliminating the problem. well done officers!

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  3. "A 21-year-old man with a string of arrests for battery and theft "
    Why is this person on the streets?

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  4. People buy a pocket knife, mace, or a damn tazer. People like this are cowards that will knock the shit off the second they get stabbed, sprayed or shocked. With people not pressing charges and poor police response time they don't have any deterence from constantly doing this until their "victims" don't take their shit anymore.

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  5. < "A 21-year-old man with a string of arrests for battery and theft " Why is this person on the streets? >

    Which means the "string" will get even longer and they'll be back on the street shortly. This is a hollow victory. Sunday night is still going to be hell.

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    1. Our review of arrests in Wrigleyville/Boystown robberies found that nearly all defendants eventually plead guilty. Most are handed a sentence of about three years. There have been one or two instances where defendants received probation.

      At this point, the men accused in this case are just that - accused, not convicted.

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  6. Ali Tyson has it right. Thats the way I have been running for a good little while now. And be very discriminating when you select these items. Dont settle for garden variety And many thanks to CWB and co for keeping us up to speed .

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  7. "People like this are cowards..."

    Yes, but we are bigger cowards. I hope I'm allowed to say that...

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  8. Good job to the officers who recognized these thugs and arrested them.

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  9. Pepper spray is what you want to buy. Mace and tazer are not allowed. There is a difference. I recommend Fox brand pepper spray. They have a web site and sell all kinds of sizes, even one that has green dye in it so the attacker will be more easily identified since he will be green!

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  10. The best thing for your protection is to vote Rahm out of office. As long as he is mayor there will be fewer cops.

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    1. COULD NOT AGREE MORE!!!

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    2. I agree! Rahm and all the rubber-stamping alderfools need to GO!

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    3. Agree Rahm is usless. He lies all the time.

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