Tuesday, July 22, 2014

DOWNSIZING: Streeterville Man Accused In Boystown Robbery. Yes. Streeterville.

Streeterville as seen on Google Earth.
Eugene Cathery has had a pretty good run.

Charged in 2008 with three counts of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and 6 counts of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon/person, Cathery pleaded guilty to one count and the other 8 counts were dropped. He got 2 years probation. Nice.

Cathery
Cook Co. Sheriff's Office
Cathery promptly violated that probation (not nice) and was given community service.  Nice.

He violated the probation again and got a year in prison.

A theft charge was dropped last year when the victim didn't show up in court.

He picked up a burglary charge last December, pleaded guilty, and got 18 months probation.

Then, theft and battery allegations came along on March 26.

Despite all of that, court records show, he managed to maintain an address on East Ohio Street in the cushy Streeterville neighborhood—Illinois's 10th richest ZIP code. Not bad for a 23-year-old.

White
Cook Co. Sheriff's Office
He won't be in Streeterville for a while, it seems. This weekend, Cathery was ordered held on $500,000 bond to face armed robbery charges stemming from a weekend hold-up near the 19th district police station.

According to court records and a police source, Cathery and 21-year-old Deondra White are accused of following a victim from the Addison Red Line to the Circle K/Shell station at Addison and Halsted early Saturday morning. The victim was allegedly beaten and robbed of their phone. When the victim followed the two perpetrators, it is alleged, one of them pulled out a knife.

White, who lives in the Gresham neighborhood, has bond set at $150,000.
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15 comments:

  1. First, we have a gunman driving a Lexus. Now, we have a Streeterville thief coming to Boystown.
    Is this because more people are finding out there are no police here and that the alderman doesn't care?
    Or because we foster an accepting, affirming and welcoming community?

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    1. It's because the predators only see weakness, just that simple.

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  2. I wouldn't make much of the streeterville address...there's something of a halfway house around there. The. Crazy dude who was beating women with a hammer by navy pier a few weeks ago also had ohio st address.

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    1. The "crazy dude" was a student of mine as a child. I do not forgive his crime, but neither do I forgive the justice system in Cook County that simply puts people like him on a never-ending cycle. http://www.suntimes.com/opinions/28610154-474/jails-mentally-ill-need-treatment.html

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  3. Either way, it's not good news for our area or our residents. Good comment.

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  4. The good ol' Cook County Criminal Justice System at its finest.

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  5. There is Section 8 housing at 445 E Ohio

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  6. Not a big surprise that this scumbag continued to rob and plunder the good taxpaying citizens of our city when there were little consequences for prior offenses. Our criminal justice system at its finest folks....

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  7. Hey, I want to have the government subsidize my Streeterville apartment while I build a criminal resume, too. How do I get started?

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    1. First, part with a lot of your money.

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  8. Why such lenient sentences?

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  9. Hey, as long as you keep voting YES for those judges......................there is a NO vote, just so you know!

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    1. This is a big issue that everyone needs to know... As far as judges go, if you do not vote for the judges your votes are counted as "yes". That's why judges are never unseated, in order to actually get a judge removed people have to vote "no"

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    2. By default I vote NO on all judges. This needs to be a thing. No one deserves reelection. NO ONE.

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  10. We need more cops. The thugs know that there are fewer cops and take advantage of the elderly and the weak. If you want safety vote Emanuel and his aldermen out. If they are reelected things will be worse.

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