Friday, August 12, 2016

Court Report: Arson, Burglary, TBOX Cases Wrap Up

• Colin Weis, 24, received two years probation after pleading guilty to setting a couch on fire behind The Belmont Cafe, 930 W. Belmont, early on May 24. Cops searching area alleys for a burglary offender came across Weis in the act of setting the furniture on fire, according to court records. Weis was quoted as telling police that he was “having a bad day.”

• Eric Howard, 23, has received a 3 year sentence for intentionally setting fire to a condominium building in the 3200 block of N. Sheffield last summer. Howard was arrested at the Center on Halsted a couple of days after the fires. He was on parole for burglary at the time.

Green in action on a CTA train.
• Prolific CTA pickpocket Matthew Green, 59, received three 4 year sentences to be served concurrently for separate theft cases in 2015.

• It’ll be 6 months of court supervision for the Roscoe Village man who was accused of putting his hand down a woman’s pants during December’s Twelve Bars of Christmas bar crawl in Wrigleyville. 24-year-old Sudhanshu Agrawal received the supervision sentence in exchange for pleading guilty to one count of aggravated sexual abuse. Five other charges were dropped, according to court records.

• Santez Yerger, 29, received a 2-year sentence after pleading guilty to participating in a smash-and-grab burglary of the now-shuttered Best Buy store at 2650 N. Clark in January 2015. Cases against several other alleged co-offenders are pending in court.

Bonner (left) and Rey
• John Bonner, 25, and Jamal Rey, 20, each received four year sentences after they pleaded guilty to burglarizing a Wrigleyville home on October 21. A homeowner in the 1100 block of W. Addison called police after two men broke into his home at 4:45AM. Cops caught up with Bonner and Rey after the homeowner’s bank notified him that his stolen credit card was being used at a nearby convenience store.

Other burglary cases that have wrapped up recently:

• Emmitt Crayton, 23, 4 year sentence for burglary in the 500 block of W. Hawthorne this spring.

• Stephen Kee, 19, 6 year sentence for the same burglary on Hawthorne.

• James Walker, 22, received a 2 year sentence for a burglary in the 2600 block of N. Wayne in April.
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  1. Glad to finally see some of these shitheels serve time....Hopefully without parole! Thank you Judge Whoever and to the CPD, and all the others who ensured a successful prosecution

    1. Most will be out on street by Jan-March 2017 thank cook county!

  2. add another year to Bonner's sentence for pathetic neck tattoo.

  3. As always, thank you CPD, you have this resident's full support.

    Some of sentences seem like a slap on the wrist, no? But hey, at least they got something that stuck. It's really all you can ask for these days.

    It's terrifying that starting fires doesn't seem to get people locked up around here. If he'll start a fire because he's "had a bad day" he clearly doesn't possess the coping skills for every day life. Guess what punk, we all have bad days, but we don't cause harm to others. Call me heartless, but I sure hope he was evicted, fired, and now unable to continue living in this neighborhood.

    1. Couldn't agree more, something like this escalates very quickly and can cause an entire building to catch fire and lives to be lost. Im no psychiatrist but this dude needs to spend some time in a mental health facility to be assessed and medicated as needed. He does not need to be walking the streets. As the poster above stated anyone with such limited coping skills is a danger to himself and others. I am confident there are other equally disturbing incidents in his past that led up to this.
      On another note so glad to see these clowns got at least a little time in the slammer.

  4. I have such respect for the police. I can't imagine what it is like to have to deal with these sub-human criminal losers every single day. I only wish the police had the same power now that they did years ago when they could handle things on their own and the criminals would never dare to return.

  5. The Jordan logo on the neck looks so stupid