Friday, February 20, 2015

ENCORE PERFORMANCES: Man's Been Arrested Twice At Center On Halsted This Year; Wrigleyville Burglar Goes Back To Prison

A "Fang Banger Dual Blade Vampire Lover's
Folding Pocket Knife." $10 on Ebay.
A man charged with brandishing a knife at the Center on Halsted earlier this month is the same man who was arrested for allegedly threatening to kill a security guard there on January 20th.

Brian Conner of Uptown is charged with aggravated assault after allegedly pulling a dual-blade knife on a COH employee while yelling, “So you got my peoples locked up!”

Arresting officers didn’t find a knife in Conner’s possession when they arrested him, but the victim walked into the station while Conner was being processed and turned over the knife that Conner allegedly pulled.

The victim said the knife—emblazoned with the words “Vampire Lovers” in red lettering—had been recovered from a snowbank near the Center.

Conner
Last month, Conner, 22, was charged with simple assault after allegedly lunging toward a COH guard who woke him up inside the community center. “If you touch me,” Conner reportedly warned, ”I’m going to come back and kill you.” His bail is set at $10,000.

Hard Time For Wrigleyville Burglar

Nocentelli  (Cook Co Sheriff's Dept)
A career criminal who was arrested while walking out the front door of a Wrigleyville home on December 30 is going back to prison.

Bryant Nocentelli, 30, received a 6-year sentence in exchange for his guilty plea. At the time of his arrest, Nocentelli was on parole after being released early from a 9-year prison sentence—also for burglary.

He had previously been released early from prison sentences that he received for burglary in 2005, 2004, and 2002.

Nocentelli’s scheduled to be paroled on December 27, 2020. Mark your calendar.
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12 comments:

  1. COH needs new leadership and cleaned up. What a stain on Boystown. Too bad all these clouted do gooders have screwed up the strip.

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    1. I don't think all the do-gooders are all that bad. Some actually displayed their art there years ago. Unfortunately, this entire concept got sidetracked somewhere along the way. The almighty $ and tax write-offs still rule no matter how equal we want to be.

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    2. Most people I know have never been to COH and I doubt they will ever visit given its notoriety. Seriously, did you ever think that a place that is supposed to be welcoming for gays and lesbians would actually turn out to be one of the places they are most likely to become a crime victim?

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  2. A knife that was obviously designed to look cool rather than be functional as a weapon. Could you imagine how dangerous it would be to the user if they tried to stab someone? He would have been better off even with one of those cheap knockoff Rambo survival knives they used to sell in the back of Boys' Life in the 1980s.

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    1. Or the Chemistry set I got from Santa Clause in 1973. Lawn Darts were popular then too.

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    2. It looks like the Batknife.

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  3. wow.. another problem/ criminal/ arrest at COH... what a shock...... I don't think the center is doing what It designed to do.. or be what it was supposed to be...........................sad........ epic fail

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  4. Hi CWB: I heard about an armed robbery at Platos Closet on Broadway/Diversey around 10:30 this morning. Can you look into this and see about response time, suspect, etc? Thanks for what you do.

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    1. Yep. We have the details. Will have a story up late tonight/overnight.

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  5. Conner was locked up today 4-16-15 at the Jewel Osco on Broadway for retail theft.Upgraded to felony.

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    1. Nice. We know Jewel will show up in court. Thanks for the tip.

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