Monday, June 08, 2015

BROWN BAGGED: Local Package Thief Gets 42-Months

Brown being taken into custody...
Wavey Brown, the 44-year-old package thief who got busted in a 19th district Chicago police sting operation, has been shipped off to prison.

On April 7, 2014, tactical officers working in conjunction with UPS security, arranged to have a Macintosh computer delivered to a residential building vestibule near Melrose and Broadway. A tracking device had been hidden inside.

...and arriving in prison.
Police say Brown snatched the computer within minutes of its delivery and they immediately began following the GPS pings, eventually catching Brown after a brief foot chase near Belmont and Lake Shore Drive.

Now, Brown has pleaded guilty to theft and received a 42-month sentence. Offset by time served awaiting resolution of his case and Illinois' generous early release practices, Brown is expected to be paroled after serving less than four months in prison.

13 comments:

  1. "and received a 42-month sentence."

    So he'll be back in our neighborhood stealing our packages again just in time for Christmas later this year?

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    1. Bullshit. This POS will be back on out streets by the 4th of July. Crime is down!

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  2. FOUR months!!! Ridiculous. If the police and UPS make the effort to set up a sting, at least give the guy a few years in jail. How many packages has this guy stolen? grrrrr. Every time I see a UPS or Fed Ex truck on our block I look to see who is following the truck.

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  3. Hi CWB, are you changing the format a bit and moving away from reporting day to day crime in the area? Just curious. There have been a few incidents that I haven't seen published anywhere (this is the only place I would have expected to publish).

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    1. Nope. There are a couple biggies from the weekend, but we have more info coming in on them before publishing. DeopDrop us a line if you have specific cases in mind. Contactingcwb at Gmail

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    2. They can't keep up. Nothing personal to CWB but I've noted two handgun offenses on Halsted and Elaine Place.

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    3. One case did not result in charges. We got the details on the Elaine case this morning.

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    4. So the one on Halsted had a CCW? It was listed as "unlawful possession".

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    5. Hi Anonymous - Where on Halsted? And, at what time of day? Thank you. Even if no charges resulted, it is useful to know where the guns are popping up.

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    6. Near the Sherwin-Williams, early on May 21.

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    7. Maybe it was just a paintgun then?

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  4. The guy should have stolen far more valuable catalytic converters, he would have gotten only "supervised probation" for swiping thousands of dollars of parts and ruining people's commutes and lives.

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  5. I had a package sent for Christmas from my mom disappear this past year, bet it was this fucking pos

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