Sunday, January 24, 2016

Duo Robbed Man 100 Feet From Police Station, Cops Say

Two men are facing robbery charges for allegedly mugging a man less than 100 feet from the 19th district police station last weekend.

Cavin (L) and Powell (Chicago Police Department)
18-year-old Roger Powell and 19-year-old Joshua Cavin are accused of attacking the man in the 3600 block of N. Fremont and taking the victim's phone and wallet at midnight last Sunday, according to court records.

The alleged robbery scene is in full view of the 19th district station's parking lot.

Cavin, who lives in South Shore, was taken into custody almost immediately. His bail is set at $90,000

Powell, whose bond is set at $75,000, was arrested at Waveland and Sheffield minutes later. He lives in the Austin neighborhood.

Police believe the victim was mugged as an estimated 100 "kids" filed out of a nearby house party.

"Theft And Battery"

Jamieson (Chicago Police Dept)
19-year-old Kiandre Jamieson of Humboldt Park is accused of taking a 40-year-old man's cellphone near the Sheridan Red Line station around 9 a.m. on New Year's Day and then punching the victim when he tried to get his phone back, court records show.

The victim insisted that Jamieson only be charged with theft and battery even though the crime could have qualified for felony robbery charges, police said in their report.

Jamieson is free on a $1,500 I-Bond.
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22 comments:

  1. Serious question: What do these dummies do with the phones they steal? Stolen phones are bricked, no way to use them. Only thing I can think of is they might strip them down for parts. Even then I can't see these doofuses trying that without breaking phones and that doesn't sound very lucrative. I imagine these guys just have like a drawer of useless iPhones at the crib. Someone please enlighten me.

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    1. I'm curious about that myself - I guess the screen is worth 100 bucks? Maybe they ebay them as is, or something.

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    2. Again (!).....I noticed the handmade/cardboard signs at the convenience stores right off most El stops that read "We Unlockz Phoneses - $15". I first noticed this at the Bryn Mawr stop a decade ago - yes a decade ago!

      If those indie stores we all admire don't only unlock them, they purchase them. This is right in our faces. Cut the black market for them and the problem stops. The city tried a couple of years ago, obviously it wasn't effective.

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    3. I'm not sure what they do with the locked phone. But, I do know that the perp will target people on their phone, talking, checking websites or texting. This way they have an unlocked phone that they disable the cellular service before you remotely lock it. Tip: stop holding your unlocked phone in public and on the train. Be aware of your surroundings. Also, quit stumbling out of the Clark street bars alone and intoxicated while you walk over to the ATM at 2am on a Saturday or Sunday morning. You are being targeted by these wolves. They are watching you and looking for their prey. Additionally, you all might want to consider concealed carry too.

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    4. Nearby "house" party? Evict the tenants ASAP.

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  2. They are sold to their local convenience/cell phone stores. They are able to restore the phone and sell them. :)

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  3. They are sold and sent overseas.

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    1. Yes saw a great report on this on National Geographic's Underworld Inc. The funny part was they were showing foreign authorities who seize these phones looking for identifying info on them and one had a lot of pictures taken in the Loop.

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  4. Did the desk witness this hiding in the dark lobby of the 19th precinct?

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    1. What the hell is with that? I used to notice that when I lived in the area. Not sure if there were actual lights on inside the lobby, but it always looked like it was midnight in there.

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    2. A darker inside allows the officers to see clearly outside. If bright lights were on, the splash-back on the windows would prevent them from seeing clearly through the windows. It's a common military/police tactic. The one is has the darker of the 2 environments has the advantage. Try it at home. You'll see. Everything the police do is not always because of some lackluster attitude but common sense and training.

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    3. You are right. Over the years there have been some chilling videos of police station shootings. There have even been incidents under the Obama admin that are law enforcement sensitive about things that go boom and squad cars (in Texas) that never make the news. Most people don't think tactics though. You know how uncomfortable it is to approach a vehicle you hear is involved in shots fired but you can't see a damn thing because the windows are tinted out? Not knowing if you're going to get shot in the face at any time upon approach is tons of fun. Try it sometime

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  5. Wow, Roger and Joshua sure look older than 18 and 19...

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  6. Ebay and Amazon are full of used cell phones and you take your chances with them despite the seller's claim a GSM phone is "unlocked" or "refurbished".

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  7. Quick few dollars to get high

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  8. First of all, is this Kiandre character a man or a woman? Looks like a woman, sorta.

    Secondly, "The victim insisted that Jamieson only be charged with theft and battery even though the crime could have qualified for felony robbery charges, police said in their report."

    Aside from the obvious question as to why the victim would insist upon lesser charges, since when do the police lessen charges based on a victim's request? A victim of domestic violence cannot request that no charges be filed so why would a totally random victim be able to? Is he not totally random? Does the victim fear retribution or fear Kiandre knows where he lives? Or does he feel somehow sorry for the perpetrator? I don't get it.

    By not "allowing" felony/maximum charges to be filed, the victim makes potential victims out of all of us by placing us in the cross hairs of this violent criminal. Again, how can he be permitted to do this?

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    1. The so-called "victim" is one of them. They often turn on their own.

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    2. Domestic violence and Homicide are the only two crimes where the state can pursue prosecution of the offenser(s) without the victim(s) petitioning to do so.

      I saw a liberal at 26th street. She was a college clerk. She said if she was robbed of her cell phone on Michigan Ave she wouldn't press charges, even if she was punched, as they so often are. I asked, what about cops like me that run across traffic, have to fight these criminals and then she drops the charges and opens the door for lawsuits against us. She responded that as long as she got her phone back, she wouldn't press charges. Why? Because she is a coward and liberal. She knows who is doing the robberies and, to remain a good "person," she makes excuses and even fights for her attackers. Stockholm syndrome anyone?

      This person also said the U.S. was wrong for "murdering" bin Laden because he was a person. This is why is repeatedly say we are screwed. People don't live in reality and, yes, truly innocent people suffer in consequence.

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  9. Unfortunately there is no RED LIGHT CAM in front of the 19th district that would bring in big money so no cam - no criminal - no crime . . . . .

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  10. Go to any cell phone shop on Devon and they will give you $100.00 for a cell phone with no questions asked.

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  11. Police believe the victim was mugged as an estimated 100 "kids" filed out of a nearby house party.

    Wasn't it a large party on Patterson that led up to the 70-something shots fired too? Those darn DePaul students are just ruining the neighborhood...

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  12. "The victim insisted that Jamieson only be charged with theft and battery even though the crime could have qualified for felony robbery charges, police said in their report."

    What that good little progressive doesn't realize is that woman and many more like here who are increasingly allowed to get away with crime will get his mom, wife, children, and boyfriend next.

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