Wednesday, December 23, 2015

CLOSE: Cops Seize 2 Guns After Wrigleyville Fist FIght

Almost exactly one day before a wild gunfight saw more than 70 rounds fired in a Wrigleyville intersection last week, Chicago police seized two guns and arrested a recent parolee when a fist fight broke out in front of Salt & Pepper diner, 3537 N. Clark.

28-year-old Danny N. Ortiz of Des Plaines was charged with being an armed habitual offender in the case.

Officers assigned to the Wrigleyville "entertainment detail" said they saw Ortiz and three other men involved in a fist fight at 1:40AM on December 12. Ortiz was on his back, being punched repeatedly in the face by another man when police allegedly saw Ortiz holding a black semi-automatic handgun, which he proceed to shove down the front of his pants.

Two men, including the one who pummeled Ortiz, dropped a loaded revolver as they fled northbound on Clark Street and escaped, police said.

According to court records, the 9-millimeter handgun recovered from Ortiz held 11 live rounds and the dropped revolver held three rounds.

Ortiz, who was paroled in October after serving a fraction of a 3-year narcotics sentence, has been returned to Stateville prison.

Image: Ortiz's intake photo from the Cook County Sheriff's Office
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13 comments:

  1. Christmas in Stateville. Feliz Navidad, Danny!

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    1. Don't worry about Danny; he will be home soon. I'm sure it will get reduced to disorderly conduct or some such shit and he will be out in a couple of days.

      That is so much better than turning him over to the feds to face manditory time. A Merry Christmas to Danny from the Office of the States Attorney.

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  2. His yuletide will be gay, that's for sure!

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  3. Is there any rehabilitation attempt in prison? Seems like the majority of parolee's are right back at it, as soon as they get out. Also, what happened to three strikes an you're out...............

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    1. "Rehabilitation" of convicts is a tired old term that was used and overused decades ago and proved to be useless. You must either be very young and unaware of the history of the US prison system or else very naive. Billions of taxpayer dollars have been spent in an attempt to "rehabilitate" convicts. The fact of the matter is that most people are law abiding and a small percentage of rotten apples are not. Since the dawn of time, there have been good people and bad people. Bad people deserve to be locked up to protect the good people from them. Trying to "rehabilitate" a bad person into becoming a good person is a useless proposition, as evidenced by the tired comment always made by the relatives of convicted criminals: "He was trying to turn his life around."

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  4. Thank you for posting a mugshot of someone who is hot for a change.

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    1. Just for you Paul....

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    2. I know, right? That's exactly what I was thinking.

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  5. Merry Christmas Chicago!!! From our villa in Phuket! Sold the condo and only look back by reading this blog!

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    1. Phuket is a pit, been there. Beaches are totally a disgrace. Blame it on european tourists.

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    2. How do you pronounce Phuket?

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  6. Is that Aaron Hernandez?

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  7. Awe, love the hospital gown. I hope doze meanie poweece officews stopped to get him ice cweam.

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