Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Officers Honored For Handling Of 2014 Home Invasion

Officers receiving their commendations at today's ceremony (Chicago Police Department)
Ten current and former 19th district police officers have received commendations for their response to a 2014 home invasion in Roscoe Village.

Lieutenants John K. Riordan and Michael J. Stevens; Sergeants Michael N. Matijevich and Eddie M. Yoshimura; and Officers Daniel Andujar, Frances Cifuentes, Robert W. Elkins, Mazyar Hariri, Wayne R. Keneipp, and Loendri Rodriguez were recognized during a ceremony at police headquarters today.

An officer recovers one of the weapons on September 16, 2014 (Chris Lalla)
Officers were flagged down near Belmont and Ravenswood during the evening rush hour on September 16, 2014, by citizens who saw armed men fleeing the area after committing a home invasion.

Police recovered three weapons and and arrested three offenders, including two who slipped onto a Brown Line train that police intercepted at the Montrose station.

Two arrestees, Garry Wallace and Melvin Wilson, pleaded guilty to robbery in December and received sentences of three and four years respectively.

Bryna Wolowic, who allegedly helped Wallace and Wilson target her own brother in the home invasion, received two years probation last month.
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13 comments:

  1. I think I know why crime is not going down any time soon. Why stop robbing people if you know you sre going to get is a nice plea bargain? These Judges and ASA'S should be ashamed of themselves. These three will be back to their criminal activities in no time at all.

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    1. Well, I'd think if they weren't worried about jail time, they'd be worried about the damage this will do to their reputation in the community, not to mention that many jobs won't hire those convicted of a violent crime.

      I'm waiting for the laughter...

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  2. Nice work, CPD!

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  3. Thanks to every officer out there! There are thousands and thousands of us that appreciate you making this city livable for our families - but we (and you) don't get headlines for it. Thanks again and know that we're the majority of the people you see walking down the street... without you, this city is over.

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    1. Couldn't agree more. We know the vast majority of you are good people doing a very difficult job especially now. Thank you!

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  4. Thank you, Officers!

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  5. Nice to see this story. Every story in the national and even local "news" is all about dumping on the police. Too bad Crook county criminal justice can't back up the arrests, instead 3 years, 4 years and probation. Since the victim knows one of the criminals (his own sister LOL) perhaps he will be delivering some of his own justice.

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  6. 28 years on the CPD and retired. I want to tip my hat to all that were honored and to all of those who were not but who put their life on the line on a daily basis.

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    1. thanks to you as well.


      things look pretty different to you I'll bet?

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  7. Why did Bryna receive only probation and no jail time? She targeted her own brother. Disparity in sentencing based on gender sucks.

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  8. Did you know there is a awards ceremony monthly for higher awards like this and 19 always has several officers there.

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  9. That's one "HOT" officer ...GRRRRRRRRRRR

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