Thursday, October 22, 2015

SLAM DUNK: Burglary Suspects Busted After Wrigleyville Victim Hides In Closet

Bonner (L) and Rey
Two men are facing burglary charges after they allegedly broke into an occupied Wrigleyville apartment early Wednesday morning and then stuck around the neighborhood to use the victims' credit cards.

Police arrested John Bonner, 24, and Jamal Rey, 20, near the Wrigley Field 7-Eleven store where a stolen credit card had just been used to make a purchase, police said.

A man who lives in the 1100 block of W Addison hid in a closet and called his out-of-town roommate as burglars entered their unit around 4:45AM.

Police said the unit had been completely gone through with two MacBooks, a wallet, credit cards, and a white suitcase stolen.

When officers saw Bonner and Rey wheeling a white suitcase nearby, they became suspicious and conducted a street stop.

Bonner, of the West Ridge neighborhood, was less than two months away from successfully completing parole after being imprisoned for unlawful possession of a stolen vehicle and aggravated fleeing. Rey lists a residence in Kenwood.

Both men are due in bond court today. UPDATE: Bail for each has been set at $100,000.

Images: Chicago Police Department
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29 comments:

  1. Brought to you by your friends at The Crib, bringing only the best people into the neighborhood since 2010. Send them money today.

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    1. I wonder how much cash the Crib and COH give to Tunney.

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    2. I didn't see any mention of the Crib in the story? Please share your insight.

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    3. I believe the commenter was employing sarcasm as the crib's operators insist that they have warm relationships with the police and their clients never cause any problems in the neighborhood. These are the same people who say 26-year-old felons are youth.

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    4. Not cool of you to blame crime on residents of The Crib without any evidence to support it.

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  2. Called his roommate? Not 911? WTF?

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    1. Bet he texted the roommate or said "call the cops, there's guys in our apartment" 911 would have required more talking and the chance the bad guys heard him

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  3. Mr. Bonner has made the most of the last year and a half, being arrested five times (including this one, but not including warrants issued) since June 2014. Apparently he likes to break into people's apartments, shoplift, deal and/or use drugs, and as a bonus, he also likes to beat up his significant other, having been arrested twice in the space of 18 days for domestic battery.

    Mr. Rey has outdone his friend. Although he's legally been an adult for less than two years, Rey has been arrested no less than eight times. He's mostly a shoplifter, having been picked up five times (four in less than a year) for the offense. He's also a burglar and has attempted to escape from cops twice, picking up two more felonies that will ensure he ends up with a good job.

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  4. I guess Bonner is not going to be like Mike.

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  5. i don't think he has have to worry about MJ suing him for trademark infringement.... Neck tattoo = judgement proof. GL spending the rest of your life on probation or in jail Bonner. LOLOLOLOL u punk.

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  6. “Hid in a closet” HOLY SHIT. I think it’s time to get my concealed carry. If the victim had not been there the credit cards probably would not have been reported stolen so quickly, and the aholes get away. Great Job CPD! the1stmikec

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    1. You don't need a CCL to have a gun in your own home, just a FOID

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  7. Neck tatoos indicate one is destined for great success...

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    1. And a Michael Jordan tattoo at that.

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  8. I wonder if these guys are the same ones who robbed the place on grace street this morning!!

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    1. What happened on Grace Street? No posting on CWB

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    2. I didn't hear about this. Do you have a link or more info?

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  9. Mmmmmmm?!! Which is the bigger crime....Neck tattoo or breaking and entering???

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  10. Generally speaking, the neck tattoo restricts your employment, when available, to either (a) something involving a push-broom or (b) harvesting used parts from jagged-rusty junk cars, correct?
    .....oh and rapping. I forgot about rapping

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    1. Not the case. I just saw a State worker yesterday with a neck tattoo. She was some kind of office "specialist".

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    2. 'Office Specialist' sounds like it involves a push-broom.....especially in a state office.
      You know, as in 'Donny blew those cabbage rolls all over in the hallway. Better call the Office Specialist over here to get that cleaned up."

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    3. neck tattoo= not hired

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  11. Now if the man on Addison had hired private security for his apartment this would not have happened. Right Tom? ? Straight from your playbook on crime reduction.

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  12. "was less than two months away from successfully completing parole " SMH

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  13. He called his roommate instead of 911?

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  14. I know some of the finer NBA dunkers can palm the ball like a grapefruit - but an Adam's apple?

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  15. Allegedly those two dudes are lovers

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