Monday, March 09, 2015

GINGER SNAPS: Caught Stealing Bikes In Broad Daylight, Prolific Thief Goes Back To Jail

Brandis (Cook Co. Sheriff's Dept)
Guess who's back in jail? One of Wrigleyville and Boystown's most annoying pests—Ryan Brandis—is locked up, charged with attempting to steal bikes from a rack at Belmont and Clark in broad daylight.

Brandis, 27, is charged with theft after a group of witnesses intervened and detained him until cops arrived at 3:25PM on February 28.

He's being held on $25,000 bond.

We first wrote about Brandis in November 2013, telling the story of how he arrived in our neighborhood from downstate Streator, set up residence at the Broadway Youth Center, and then promptly set out to raise hell.

He is currently on parole for burglary in connection with bike thefts on the north end of our neighborhood later that same month. (In fact, his Facebook profile picture is of him posing shirtless at prison bootcamp.)

In 2007, Brandis received a 3-year sentence in his native LaSalle County, also for burglary.
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23 comments:

  1. Ah, he's smiling in his booking photo. Appears to be quite proud of all his accomplishments in life.

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  2. His rap sheet isn't nearly long enough yet to actually do anything to him like put him in prison. He'll be out by Spring ready to pad his rap sheet a little more.

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  3. Saw him last week and texted 2 cop friends in 19 that he was back. I'm surprised he lasted as long as he did. Never use cable locks on your bike. It takes trash like Ryan 2 seconds to cut those off.

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  4. He's 27 and he's at a "youth center"?

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  5. He's a little old to be at a youth center, isn't he?

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    1. "Youth centers" are paid by the head. They do not care how old that head is.

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  6. I'm willing to bet that 3-year sentence in LaSalle county is stressing him more than any sentence Cook county will throw at him.

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  7. Some asshole judge will see to it that he is back on the streets by April 1 if not sooner.

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    1. April 1, how fitting. Jokes on the voters--again.

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  8. He is an "honor student" who is really a "good boy" who is "trying to turn his life around."

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    1. Can you not even comprehend what's in front of your eyes?

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    2. I believe he's being facetious.

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  9. I've seen this loser (err...."youth") around the neighborhood several times before.

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  10. Perhaps next time he is caught someone will teach him some streets manners. Clearly a Backpfeifengesicht if I ever saw one.

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  11. Ryan is also a laundry room burglar who was caught red-handed by a maintenance man in the neighborhood.

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  12. I didn't write this, this a comment from Nostradamus in the CWB post when Mr. Brandis was apprehended:

    AnonymousDec 13, 2013, 6:10:00 AM

    http://www2.illinois.gov/idoc/Pages/default.aspx

    Search for the above mentioned young hooligan.

    Three years. Downstate. He should be paroled by early 2015.

    I love it. Won't be seeing him riding any stolen bikes through 2014

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  13. He can "Occupy" a jail cell for a while now.

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  14. I wonder if he's like those idiots in Wicker Park who call themselves "gutter punks" and think that their panhandling somehow adds character to the neighborhood.

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  15. career criminal thief I saw him ripping off a yard and trying to get in a garage,called police they came twenty minutes later,he came out of yard they called him by name they knew him that well.i cant believe this ass is out walking the streets all he does is steal

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  16. Not showing up in Sheriff's database for being in county. Shows up at IDOC database as being on parole. Now maybe it hasn't been updated yet and perhaps he is in IDOC custody, but it's all possible this guy is back on the street.

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  17. Still now showing in county or state databases. First person to spot this mope should win a prize.

    Lock your bikes folks.

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  18. Holy Moley, Batman. Brandis just got admitted to County again. TODAY. This time for

    720 ILCS 5 12-3(a)(2) [10530]
    Battery/Makes Physical Contact

    I'm shocked. What will it take this idiot to do for the state to revoke his parole. Yes he's on parole.

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