Thursday, March 26, 2015

IN-N-OUT BURGLAR: Set Free From Theft Charges, Local Pest Arrested Again Within Days

Brandis. Again. (Cook Co Sheriff's Dept)
Good news for neighborhood nuisance Ryan Brandis: A judge threw out his latest theft charge last week. Bad news for Ryan Brandis: He managed to get arrested again on Tuesday.

Judge Marvin Luckman ruled that there was no probable cause to try Brandis for allegedly stealing a bike from a Clark Street bicycle rack. Passers-by held Brandis for police, but Luckman determined that there just wasn't enough evidence against Brandis, who's currently on parole for burglary.

Brandis' freedom didn't last long. He was arrested early Tuesday in Uptown after allegedly following a woman down the street and squeezing her buttocks. Now charged with battery, Brandis is being held in lieu of $25,000 bond. 

Brandis has been arrested two other times in the past month. He's accused of panhandling outside of a Chase ATM vestibule near Broadway and Waveland on February 25 (it's illegal to panhandle near ATMs in Chicago) and accused of  pot possession on February 23. And, of course, there was the bike theft for which there was no probable cause.

In other court news:

• The last of the five men charged with theft of lost or mislaid property after cops found 24 stolen catalytic converters in their crashed minivan near Addison and Lincoln this winter have reached plea deals. Christian Buie and Jeramie Murry were both given 1 year's probation.

• Andrew Lopez, charged with burglary after a Lake View resident shared surveillance footage of his escapades with CWB, has pleaded guilty. In exchange, he received 24 month's probation. He is due back in court on April 27, when his lawyer is expected to request that the judgement be vacated and charges dismissed.

• Brian Conner, twice arrested for threatening staff members at the Center on Halsted, saw assault charges dropped last Friday after the COH employee he allegedly threatened failed to show up in court. Aggravated assault charges against him were dropped one month earlier after a COH worker who accused Conner of threatening him with a dual-bladed knife failed to show up in court.

• Adam Feldman, suspected in the robberies of several local businesses, is now charged with one of the three crimes. A Cook County grand jury last week approved charges against Feldman in connection with the armed robbery of a Lincoln Park tanning salon on February 16. Feldman is also suspected of robbing Subway sandwich shops in Wrigleyville and near the Belmont Red Line station days before the salon job. Northbrook police say he also robbed a Subway and a Domino's pizza store in their town that same week.
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24 comments:

  1. Obviously the buttocks were lost or mislaid. The owner did not have her eyes on them at the time Mr. Brandis found them. Something tells me this guy will be back very soon...

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  2. I'm starting to wonder why I continue to be a law-abiding citizen when clearly the rewards are in being lawless and violent. I suppose the politicians who create this mess are equally criminal--and those who vote for them. I'd write more but I have to fill out my tax forms and figure out why I'm being charged triple my normal monthly premium for Obamacare.

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    1. "Triple my normal monthly premium." Um, yeah . . . sure you are.

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    2. Another criminal!

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  3. WTF, dropped charges and probation is the theme of our courts in these cases. I realize these aren't major felonies, but it doesn't take much of a crime spree of "petty" crimes to ruin the quality of life in our hood. Police arrest them, judges release them. No accountability of course for these "elected" judges. Every one of these cases represents hundreds of other crimes these criminals commit.

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    1. As someone commented here (or on Second City Cop), judges must NEVER be victims of crimes....otherwise perhaps they would dish out appropriate sentences instead of barely a slap on the wrist!

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    2. That's Judge Luckman for you. I'd like to know what his record is on no probable cause findings in Br 42. Many times he is barely awake.

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  4. I'm getting a sneaking suspicion that "The Center" is telling it's people to NOT show up for court dtaes.

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  5. Ryan Brandis hangs out at the Center on Halsted all the time. I just saw him a few days ago! I recognized him for the other articles I’ve read on here.

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    1. I saw him, too! Glad I didn't mislay my laptop or buttocks or anything.

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    2. I am just shocked to hear that a known criminal hangs out there all the time. Expect to see him return shortly!

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  6. why only a battery on brands and not a sexual assault considering he is a public nuisance?

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  7. Both Judge Luckman and Judge Calabrese are terrible judges from Belmont and Western Courts!
    These guys just don't care about these people they let off!

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  8. It shouldnt come as a surprise to anyone that criminals hang out at COH. COH is actually ground zero. On this blog alone dozens and dozens of police reports prove that there is ongoing violence and theft there. COH is a nuisance to Lakeview tyring to disguise itself as a "community center". My friends and I are actually afraid of going in there due to the violence. A tragic waste of donor's and taxpayer's money. A shame.

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    1. Now you know how government works. Convince the gullible public they are doming something "civic" by allowing for "community" centers in their neighborhoods that will help the down and out who will in turn become happy productive citizens and eventually enhance the community. BUT what so-called community organizers and your local humanitarian politicians really want are more fronts for their criminal activity and money in their pockets. No this is not an exaggerated description. It goes on in every city, even in places like Australia.

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  9. I know Judge Luckman socially. On that level I find him to be interesting with lots of stories about Chicago back in the day when his cousin was the QB for the Bears. Yes, that's how old he is. He has absolutely no business to still be a sitting judge. A raconteur, yes. Judge, no. If you want to chat with him about him letting shitheads go free, hang out at the bar at Gibson's. He's a regular and the bartender can point him out.

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    1. Which ever city I travel to, the local judiciary is always drinking themselves into a stupor at the closest pub.

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  10. There should be a two strike law with these moron judges. If one of the loons they let free without serving adequate (if any) time commit a second crime, the judge should be jailed for 10 years.

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    1. I like this idea!

      Just like that shithead who broke into a home a few years back and murdered a 14 year old girl. He was a violent offender who was let out early for one reason or another. Disgusting.

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  11. Once again, nice job Center on Halsted! Call the cops on these criminals assaulting your employees who then for some unimaginable reason (HA!) fail to show up in court.
    And you want to be an asset to the community? Well, you are not.

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    1. The COH is a community nuisance as well as Brandis!

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  12. The Center on Halsted employee who failed to appear in court should be fired. Oh, wait. The CoH doesn't give a damn about being a magnet for crime in the community and bringing undesirables to the neighborhood. Talk about a lack of social responsibility, transparency and accountability.
    Fire Tico, too!

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  13. Apparently he's out on electronic monitoring.

    http://www2.cookcountysheriff.org/search2/details.asp?jailnumber=2015-0324021

    Yay!

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