Sunday, April 10, 2016

Student Charged With Burglaries, Theft From DePaul Dorms

Barrett-Rao via Facebook
A 19-year-old DePaul University student is charged with two counts of burglary and one count of theft in connection with burglaries of dorm rooms on the school’s Lincoln Park campus.

Police arrested Dillon Barrett-Rao at DePaul last week after one of his alleged victims reported that he failed to make payments of restitution as he promised in a written contract and admission of guilt.

The victim in that case told police that Barrett-Rao approached her on March 27 and admitted to taking a gold MacBook, an iPad mini, and a bottle of perfume from her dorm room in the 2300 block of N. Clifton on March 23.

Barrett-Rao via Cook County Sheriff's Office
Police say Barret-Rao returned the perfume but he has not returned the other items or made any attempt to compensate the 18-year-old victim.

Barrett-Rao is also charged with stealing an LG tablet, an iPod, Klipsch ear buds, a pair of Timberland boots, Lacoste shoes, Ralph Lauren shoes, a lighter, and a Ralph Lauren sweater from an 18-year-old student’s dorm room in the same complex on March 19.

A third student accused Barrett-Rao of taking unspecified property from the victim’s dorm room in the 2300 block of N. Clifton on March 19.

Him again.
Bail for Barrett-Rao is set at $100,000 in the DePaul cases.

Court records in Jackson County, Illinois, show that the alleged thief is free on $15,000 bond while he awaits trial in a felony residential burglary on the Southern Illinois University-Carbondale campus last October.

Separately, Barrett-Rao was charged on March 13 with shoplifting and being a minor in possession of alcohol after he allegedly took a $35 bottle of Ciroc Berry Vodka from an Old Town Jewel-Osco. The case is pending.
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18 comments:

  1. Thank goodness for good Catholic education . . . . . What would happen with out it ???

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    1. Trust me, this guy was bad news in high school.

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    2. A lot of tenants in my apartment are DePaul students. Lol if you only knew half the stories you'd be shocked...

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  2. Perhaps the school should have investigated Rao's background. Apparently he makes a habit of taking things that don't belong to him: http://carbondalepolice.com/node/2693

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  3. Good Lord, this boy has sticky fingers and hands.

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  4. damn Dillon.....

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  5. Nothing new from this guy

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  6. I hope he is expelled from DePaul!

    Chicago has enough trouble makers in this city!

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  7. WTF is a "written contract and admission of guilt?" When I was in school, we would have gotten "restitution" by beating the #@&% out of a loser like this.

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  8. Oh my, I glad they caught him

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  9. I've known this kid for over 10 years and I'm surprised that he would stoop this damn low. You would think he would learn his lesson by now. But nope. Damn Dillon.

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  10. i have known Dillon since he was born. He is a good kid that got mixed up with the wrong crowd. Have faith that he will change with the right support and the right people in his life. stop bashing a 19 year old. we all made mistakes growing up. Am i a slut because i have my first kid at 18? or am i a whore because i have 5 kids and am only 27 with no education? no i am a survivor of a life that gave me loads of issues but i learned and i grew when i had the right support and people. so i am asking not only for you to stop bashing him but to reach out and ask to help him and his loved ones. Trust me helping is much better and can do much more than all of this.

    that's all

    -DJ Sapphire-

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    1. You need to learn the difference between "bashing" and reporting. You're going to have to try much harder with the guilt trip.

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    2. Whore? No. Slut? No. Unable to learn from past mistakes? Perhaps. Placing zero accountability on this kid for his behavior. Yes! You can't help someone who doesn't want help. Seems like you took the initiative and ownership of your own life and sought out the right people. He's old enough to not need everything spoon fed to him. I'm with you CIB, in that this is a nonsensical attempt at a guilt trip.

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    3. You do realize that the pronoun "I" gets capitalized, right? As in "I make sure my posts are grammatically correct, spell-checked and properly capitalized before I start calling out a bunch of people on the internet."

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    4. We've never felt so bashed. It's very painful.

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  11. The smartest part was posting wads of big bills on that most private of websites, Facebook.

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