Friday, October 09, 2015

BREAKING: Man Charged With 3 Robberies Following Boystown Car Crash And Foot Chase

A 23-year-old South Side man has been charged with three of the recent robberies reported in Lakeview and Roscoe Village.

Darryl D. Walton of the 7000 block of S. Eberhart faces three counts of robbery, one count of receiving or possessing a stolen vehicle, reckless driving, and leaving the scene of an accident.

He was arrested early yesterday morning behind 526 W Roscoe in Boystown after an hour-long hunt by 19th district officers.

Walton is charged with:

Police say  they saw Walton behind the wheel of a stolen Toyota Highlander that was suspected of being used in area robberies around 2:45AM Thursday near Belmont and Sheridan.

He allegedly crashed into a vehicle, and then attempted to flee onto Lake Shore Drive. Officers trapped the Highlander and the driver fled into the park near Belmont Harbor.

Cops set up a perimeter around the 400 and 500 blocks of W Roscoe and then began a meticulous grid search of the area. Walton was arrested an hour later.

Bail for Walton is set at $250,000.

Detectives continue to investigate other cases to see if there are links to Walton.

NOTE: Chicago police originally reported Walton's age as 18. CWB has subsequently learned that Walton is actually 23.

Images: Walton's mugshot from the Chicago Police Department; Police stop the Toyota Highlander on Lake Shore Drive early Thursday morning.
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  1. In the Hermitige Robbery there were two suspects, I hope they catch the other one!

  2. Thanks to the police for their amazing work despite the headwinds they face from our alderman and mayor. We really appreciate it - I hope the gratitude of 99% of the population doesn't get lost in all the noise.

  3. Bit off topic, but how is it possible that a late model Highlander gets stolen? All those cars have immobilizers in the keys - was there burglary or something?

  4. Thanks to police for all the hard work! Let's get some of these arrests in the papers so these "crime tourists" figure out they can't get away with this crap anymore.

  5. Good job CPD!

    Now....if only the judicial system will do its job. My guess is that they will down-grade these to "purse snatchings" or something like that, and he will be back on the street in no time. : (

  6. Was the retired police officer 60 years or older / disabled ? If so, the robbery charge should have been upgraded to Aggravated Robbery.

    Hey Tunney ! Here's an idea. Get together with the State Senator and Represenitive and introduce legislation to make Robberies on or near CTA property an Aggravated Robbery. Just insert CTA property into the subsection below. At least the Robberies at the Belmont Redline et al. would only plea down to Robbery instead of Theft .

    Robbery is a Class 2 felony, unless the victim is 60 years of age or over or is a person with a physical disability, or the robbery is committed in a school, day care center, day care home, group day care home, or part day child care facility, or place of worship, in which case robbery is a Class 1 felony. Aggravated robbery is a Class 1 felony.

    (720 ILCS 5/18-1) (from Ch. 38, par. 18-1) Sec. 18-1. Robbery; aggravated robbery

  7. Cheek piercings, thats new to me. I hope someone rips those off his face in lock up.

  8. I did not hear anything about this incident in the lame stream media! Thank you CIB for being here!!

  9. Time to start holding these "parents" (or, parent) responsible. It's the only way this steady stream of irresponsible shitbags are going to learn.

  10. 70th and Eberhart is a long train ride from LP. Just shows how the area is being targeted, cuz in his hood he would get shot by the victim