Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Melrose Burglar Was Released On Parole One Month Ago

Nope! That's not Coolio. It's Venson.
A 22-year-old South Side man, released one month ago on parole, has been charged with Monday’s burglary of a home in the 1700 block of West Melrose, according to Chicago police and state records.

Kaavar Venson was arrested at 10:40 p.m. Monday less than a block from the home he allegedly burglarized, as CWB Chicago reported the next morning. A judge this afternoon set Venson’s bail at $300,000.

Additional burglary charges are possible, according to a law enforcement source.

Venson was released from the Lawrence Correctional Center on parole August 17 after serving a fraction of two 6-year sentences that he received for a 2012 armed robbery and harassing a juror or witness. He was also serving a 3-year sentence for aggravated unlawful use of a weapon in connection with the robbery, court records show.

Other news outlets have misspelled Venson’s first name due to a typographical error in a Chicago Police Department press release.
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