Friday, March 18, 2016

LET'S GO TO PRISON: Sentences Handed Down In Local Burglary, Robbery Cases

Sentences have been handed down in three cases that you read about here on CWB Chicago:

• Deveon Curry, 19, has been sentenced to 3-1/2 years in prison after pleading guilty to burglarizing the Salvation Army Training Center in Boystown last June.

At the time of the burglary, a Salvation Army worker told police that their safe had been drilled and several computers were missing from throughout the building.

• Patrick Day, 45, has been sentenced to 3-1/2 years in prison for pulling a knife on a loss prevention officer during an attempted shoplifting last August at Sports Authority, 3134 N. Clark.

According to court records, Day placed three pairs of shoes in a bag after attempting to defeat the attached anti-shoplifting tags by wrapping them in aluminum foil. He then pulled out a knife when the security guard took the bag of shoes away, according to court records.

Day has been sentenced to prison twice before for robbery, three other times for shoplifting, and once for narcotics.

• It’s good news, bad news for Jose Ortiz, the 56-year-old man who’s been convicted of burglary 10 separate times.

The good news is that he only received a 25 day sentence for his most recent adventure, in which a property manager chased him onto the ice at Belmont Harbor and detained him for police after seeing Ortiz try to break into a Boystown apartment in January.

The bad news is that his parole for a 2010 burglary was revoked and Ortiz was sent back to prison to serve out that 6-year term.

The bad news for the rest of us is that Ortiz will be released on October 2.
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  1. Who was the judge in the Ortiz case? how incompetent can a public servant be to allow this career criminal to get out in 6 months

  2. We all see the pattern here. Crook county justice coming. They will all be out shortly to rob and pillage. Meanwhile I just lost my property tax appeal so I get to keep paying for all this!! woo hoo.

  3. The sentences are a part of the problem. 3 1/2 years in prison means you serve less about 1 1/2 years. With good behavior and overcrowding, you could serve 6 months to a year. During this time you could have any free dental surgeries that you need, enjoy your free cable and be ready to hit the streets again in no time. The reason that New York City is so safe compared to Chicago is that all of the bad guys in NYC are locked up.

  4. If you put enough people in prison - crime does go down. Simple math.

  5. We have a revolving door prison. The crooks get 3-1/2 years, released, paroled and go back to committing crimes. Maybe the prisons should give them lobotomies when they're locked up, so they will forget what they do, and leave the rest of us alone?

  6. When a judge runs for office or reelection, their cases need to have more scrutiny. What are they thinking?

  7. Do Not Fall for that 3 1/2 year sentence Bull@%&t. If he did not make bond, he will get credit for the time he sat at the Cook County Jail. So a 3 1/2 yr. sentence may turn out to be at the most 18 months, and at the least, less than a year served in prison. This guy will be back to ply his trade.

  8. And he will only learn how to be a better burglar while in prison. What a great system