Tuesday, September 29, 2015

BOO-HOO: On Parole For 6 Weeks, Felon Is Charged With Monday Night Robbery Spree

A convicted violent felon, on parole for just six weeks, has been charged in connection with three armed robberies reported last night in Lakeview, Lincoln Park, and North Center.

26-year-old Jonathan Alvarado of the 2900 block of N Naragansett in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood is charged with three counts of robbery with a firearm and marijuana possession.

The robberies allegedly took place between 10:40PM and 11:10PM last night near Southport and Henderson in Lakeview; at Wrightwood and Lakewood in Lincoln Park, and the 1800 block of W Roscoe in North Center.

As CWB Chicago reported exclusively this morning, Alvarado was detained after police became suspicious of him during a traffic stop near Roscoe and Ravenswood at 11:20PM Monday.

A Violent Past

According to Illinois Department of Corrections records, Alvarado was sentenced to concurrent sentences of 6 years for robbery, 5 years for aggravated battery, and another 5 years for aggravated battery in a public place on July 24, 2012.

He was paroled on August 14.

Alvarado received a 3 year sentence for aggravated battery to a police officer in 2009; another 3 year sentence for being a felon in possession of a firearm in 2007; and a 1 year term for aggravated unlawful use of a weapon in 2007.

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41 comments:

  1. Let me get this straight. 2 prior weapons charges, agg battery of an LEO as priors...and he gets what should have been 16 years knocked down to 6 on concurrent charges...and then gets THAT halved with parole.

    Nope. No idea why there's so much crime. Can't POSSIBLY imagine the reason.

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  2. Human boomerang.

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  3. Looks like he probably killed a couple of people as well, no reason to ever let this sack of sh*t out of jail. Nothing good will come of it (unless you're a fan of violent crime).

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    1. You are 100% correct. Nothing good will come out of letting this piece of filth out of jail....just more violent crime. It's 1000% guaranteed that he will re-offend again and again. Who will be his next victim? What level of violence will he escalate to during his next crime? Because we all know THERE WILL BE ANOTHER CRIME.

      I wonder what his sentence will be for this string of robberies? But I'm sure it will not be nearly enough. Until gun & violent crimes get you SERIOUS time, there will be no deterrent, and crime will continue to increase in Chicago.

      And again, ever letting this type of scumbag out of jail will 1000% guarantee more and more victims.

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  4. The haircut, the lip tattoo on the neck (that must go over well in prison) and the tear drops.... what a look. Reminds me of the "worlds ugliest" dog photos that go around. CWB should start up an ugliest mug shot competition. Easy to ID in a line up at least.

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    1. A couple of us have been kicking around the idea of starting a ridiculous mugshot site. We see some doozies.

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    2. You might extend that and include ridiculous photos - period. The one of the chia pet growing on top of Little Robert Vacha's/Jacob Lapinsky's head comes to mind. Also the one of the 50-year-old doofus with the idiotic expression on his face from a week or so ago. And let us not forget the girl pissing on the sidewalk at St Patricks Day a year or so ago. LOL. Good stuff.

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    3. Robert Vacha is not "Little." He is about 6 feet tall. And his alias is spelled Jacob Lapinskas...if you want to find his Facebook page, you need the correct spelling. And he has now dyed his blonde powder puff hairdo black because the blonde powder puff made him too easy to identify.

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    4. https://www.facebook.com/robert.vacha1?fref=ts (A disaster waiting to happen, LOL.)

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  5. So, we have a SIX time looser,
    - not counting whatever's in his juvie file (just my guess, that alone comprises more than a few pages)
    - out on parole for 52 days (whooohooo 52 days!)
    - with the ever-attractive face tattoos
    - and again I'm guessing, who cannot get close to spelling 'concurrent'
    What about 'narcissistic sociopath' am I missing here?

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  6. But according to Rahm, more gun laws are what we need! You know, because criminals are so worried about breaking the law! What Chicago really needs is more police to enforce the current laws and more importantly harsher penalties. This City is becoming a joke.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-chicago-shootings-violence-20150928-story.html

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    1. I thought the same thing. What is he squeaking about gun laws for. How about enforcing the gun laws as they exist now Rahm. i.e. when you catch these jerks with illegal guns SENTENCE THEM. Thats a good start.

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    2. Sorry to correct you, it is a joke.

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  7. I guess he preferred the structure of a prison. The taxpayers will pay for the rest of his life.

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  8. Fabulous work, CPD! Thank you SO much for getting this miserable, dangerous creep. Whew!

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  9. That POS is a hard-core gangbanger. It/he is a psychopath. The best thing that could happen to the general public is that a "rival" kills him in prison/jail.

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    1. "The best thing that could happen to the general public is that a "rival" kills him in prison/jail."

      Agreed.

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  10. FYI ~~~ spread the word

    FBI offers reward for 'North Center Bandit'

    http://abc7chicago.com/news/fbi-offers-reward-for-north-center-bandit/1008762/

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  11. There are 3 squads in front of Tunnys restaurant. He looks like he was hit. Tues 930p. Any info?

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    1. That was a man who reported being beaten on the street.

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  12. I think it should be mandatory that every criminal case judge spend one day per month riding with a cop to get a dose of street reality.

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  13. CWB, Great work, you were right on top of this story, and the only one that was. The CPD did an excellent job nabbing this guy. I have to wonder how many other crimes he has pulled since he's been out. I think it's likely this wasn't his first slip up since free. Maybe they can tie him into some other crimes. Original time and charges and the time these people serve before getting out on parole are like night and day. I wonder why the parole board found this guy, with a record of gun possession and robberies, suitable for release. They might as well put those bobbing head dolls behind the parole board desk and save more bloated salaries. Sadly, the revolving door well let this guy back out in a few short years.

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  14. But I'm sure he was getting ready to turn his life around. ... maybe as an aspiring rapper

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  15. Why should they ride with the police? They come to work at 10 AM and are off the bench and on their way home by 2 PM. That's a 4 hour day. and don't forget lunch is somewhere in that 4 hour work day. How many hours would they spend with the police? 2 at the most. What a joke. It's almost as funny as the alderpersons with their part time job.

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    1. We have to stop treating judges like royalty - it fosters guilt in them and they try to relieve that guilt in a very sick, destructive way.

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    2. I know at least 100 judges and out of those 100 perhaps 10% are decent. Most of the judges are political hacks and are completely unqualified as lawyers let alone judges. Yet there are 100's of lawyers that are very qualified to serve on the bench and they will never ever get a shot at it because they are not the right color , ethnicity , gender and most of all lack the right political connections. Our judiciary is just as disgraceful as the other politicos in the other branches of government. It's no joke.

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  16. What does the parole board think will happen when they allow guys like this out on parole? Do they honestly believe they will get a job, teach Sunday school, and volunteer with the Boy Scouts? Of course not. They most certainly know that guys like this will go straight back to their criminal ways, and people are gonna get hurt by their actions.

    Since it's 100% certain that he will continue to break the law, wreak havoc on and hurt others, why in God's name are these thugs let out of their cages??? It's no different than someone releasing anthrax spores in a city park....IT WILL HURT PEOPLE, just like this POS WILL HURT PEOPLE. Guaranteed.

    The cops can arrest and remove all the bad guys from the street, but when judges hand down light sentences and parole boards knowingly free these dangerous animals, the public isn't safe. Disgusting.

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  17. Is this the guy that hit the Payless and 7-11 stores?

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    1. Probably not. This guy had a chrome handgun. The store reported black handgun. Stores made no mention of tattoos and they've pegged the offender as being older.

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  18. Nice job CPD! So sad that our 'system' allows these kinds of guys back on the street after serious crimes. Throw away the key as the guy is beyond rehabilitation.

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    1. "Throw away the key as the guy is beyond rehabilitation."

      So true. Guys like this are absolutely worthless to society. There is no good that has ever come from this punk, and there never will be. There is no rehabilitation for this guy, and it really pisses me off that he will be released from jail again and again and continue to be free to terrorize and harm others.

      Seems criminals have more rights and get more chances than hard working, tax paying citizens. And next time, he may decide to kill his victims so there won't be any eye witnesses. What the hell is going on in this country???

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    2. Welcome to the new Brazil amigo. My Dad predicted it 30 yrs ago.

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  19. Illinois investigates parole board members' bankruptcies.

    A spokeswoman for Gov. Bruce Rauner told the Belleville News-Democrat that officials are examining the bankruptcy claims of Illinois Prison Review Board members Adam Monreal, a former assistant Cook County state's attorney, and Eric Gregg, a former Harrisburg mayor.

    Monreal is a former board chairman, one-time Chicago mayoral assistant and ex-supervisor of the workers' compensation fraud unit for the Illinois Department of Insurance. In 2011, he declared annual income of less than $40,000 while earning more than $90,000 from the state.

    The state is also examining whether Gregg improperly received $48,000 in annual outside income while on the state board.

    Illinois law prohibits the 15 parole board members, who are also provided use of state cars, from receiving outside income.


    A May bankruptcy filing by parole board member Vonetta Harris of Swansea remains pending, though state officials have not said that she too is under scrutiny.

    Harris is claiming debts of $11,000 to the IRS for unpaid income taxes and $306,000 in student loans


    http://www.effinghamdailynews.com/news/illinois-investigates-parole-board-members-bankruptcies/article_2e1768ce-58b2-5bd3-9037-ec6d5c395a6a.html

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    1. $306,000 in student loans???
      How many hours per day do you have to work just to apply for that....much less actually receive it!
      Maybe a prominent state senator with four kids to support could help you.
      Like this: http://m.stlamerican.com/news/columnists/james/article_887a49e8-4f54-11e4-b3ef-4ff91370f65a.html?mode=jqm

      Seriously folks. This state IS exceptional. In all the wrong ways.




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    2. $306,000 in student loans!! Good lord, good luck repaying that. Go by a restaurant or a few franchises with that $ people and get your degree at night or at a cheap community college.

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  20. There is really no desire from our legal system to protect society from guys like this. Crime fighting is an industry. The Crime fighting industry (cops, judges, prosecutors, parole agents, defense lawyers, etc) needs to keep guys like this on the streets in order to keep the money flowing into their industry.

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  21. This guy reminds me of Edgar Diaz. Two years ago Edgar stabbed a former Cook County state's attorney near Belmont Harbor. The ex-prosecutor was defending a gay couple from Diaz. He got 25 years for that.

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  22. I love the concept of serving sentences concurrently. There's no such thing! What you're doing is knocking down the sentence for each offense. If you commit 5 burglaries, and you're sentenced to 5 years per burglary and are allowed to serve them concurrently, then in reality you've been sentenced to 1 year per burglary since that's all you were required to serve. You might as well sentence him to a million years and then require him to serve one - same thing, really. All this does is allow politicians and DA's to appear tough on crime when they actually aren't. "Subject Sentenced to 25 Years for Robberies." Sounds good, until you dig into it and find out he's only serving 5 years as he's allowed to serve those sentences at the same time.

    Jesus, and people wonder why Trump and Bernie are so popular.

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  23. Free lil Tripp. ... y'all too judgemental. You know how hard it is out here for someone coming out of prision. Everything sounds good with all the "resources" offered , but all that turns into one big run around. You run around going here and there meeti ng people who act like they give a shit about you who pretend they're gonna help you to end up nowhere 3 months later and now the parole officer is acting like you didn't do shit. At the same time you gotta eat feed your kids life cost period. So he went to rob to survive . When you do it his way he's the bad guy. But the governments robbing yall ass everyday . Every check every mortgage yall getting robbed. He took a few dollars from someone and yall want him to get life. Let a political party get caught stealing millions from thousands of people and it's okay to give him a slap on da wrist. None of yous know what's Jonathan has been thru Iin his life. Don't know what type of childhood he had or shit. Look it up he's been in jail his whole LIFE. But not because he's bad person but because he's never had no one there for him and nothing eles to do. He don't know nothing but jail and the streets. It's real out here for everyone...

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  24. Haha, wowwww. This dude robbed me, told me he would shoot me. I'm so glad he's getting to rot in jail now.

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