Wednesday, October 12, 2016

In A Crime Dominated By Outsiders, Two Locals Face Burglary Charges

While the vast majority of criminals arrested in our neighborhood come from distant reaches of the city, a couple of locals now find themselves behind bars on serious charges.

Kaser (Cook County Sheriff)
First up is Aaron Kaser, a 31-year-old who lives in the 3900 block of North Janssen. Or, at least he lived there until he got arrested for burglary.

Cops on patrol said they saw Kaser pulling on car door handles in in the 1200 block of West Newport around 2:30 a.m. on September 28. During a field interview, the officers noticed that Kaser was hauling around “a lot” of tools that Kaser said he “found.”

Pressed for more detail, Kaser took the cops to an open garage in the 3200 block of North Sheffield where Kaser said he “took the tools…before someone else did,” according to an arrest report

A homeowner identified the tools that Kaser was carrying, including a ProLift Work stool, a DeWalt hand drill, a DeWalt grinder, two jack stands, a Tekton torque wrench, two boxes of drill bits, a socket wrench with a bag of attachments, three portable work lights, a 50 foot extension cord, a bag of wrenches, three screwdrivers, and a C-clamp, according to police inventory records.

A judge set Kaser's bail at $10,000.

Bieler (Cook County Sheriff)
Meanwhile, prosecutors say Brian Bieler burglarized a garden apartment that’s just three doors down from his Lincoln Park home.

Police say Bieler broke into his neighbor’s apartment in the 800 block of West Lill on September 7 and admitted to the crime during an interview with detectives three weeks later.

Charged with residential burglary, his bail’s set at $50,000.

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  1. Those frosted highlights must be expensive if Kaser has turned to a life of crime. You need a lot more work than frosted hair to turn that ugly mug around.

  2. No one could carry that much weight and not be caught. Another moron.

  3. Excuse me, but who doesn't carry this stuff around with them: ProLift Work stool, a DeWalt hand drill, a DeWalt grinder, two jack stands, a Tekton torque wrench, two boxes of drill bits, a socket wrench with a bag of attachments, three portable work lights, a 50 foot extension cord, a bag of wrenches, three screwdrivers, and a C-clamp

  4. Just curious. Were they living w/ someone like a GIRLFRIEND?

  5. One wonders how they were paying their rent (or even passed the credit check in the first place) to have apartments in Lakeview & Lincoln Park. What did they list as their job/source of income?

    1. I rented two places in Lakeview East (one a condo). Neither checked my credit and I know this for a fact. The one place off Belmont/LSD, on a "cul-de-sac" no less, was vacant for months. They were desperate.

  6. Corky Romano and Corey Feldman both have the eyes of someone who knows what awaits them in jail. Good luck in there, boys!

  7. Good work CPD! Take down these fools wherever you find them.

  8. The Cook County Sheriff's Inmate Locator shows Kaser was arrested and booked on 09/28/2016 and is in custody at Div11-AG-408-1. The charge listed is "625 ILCS 5/11-501(a) AGG DUI LIC SUSP OR REVOKED."

    The robbery charge is not listed and has the same mugshot as this article.

    Is the Cook County Sheriff's Office data accurate?

    Kaser may be having an awful few weeks.

    1. Hi Chip...Taking this one step at a time...

      (1) He is not charged with robbery. He is charged with burglary.
      (2) The information in this story is correct.
      (3) The site you are referring to only lists one holding charge for any prisoner. In this case, it is an aggravated DUI that Kaser was booked for sometime before the burglary incident.
      (4) Being arrested and charged with burglary is a violation of the terms of one's bond or probation and the DUI bond was revoked.
      (5) Technically, he has a $10,000 bail on the DUI case and a $25,000 bail on the burglary case. So, he would need 10% of $35,000 to get out.

    2. Thanks for your thoughtful reply. My apologies if it sounded like I was questioning the accuracy of the article; i wasn't, rather it was amazement at how Cook County's tech is so archaic and consistently inaccurate.

      As crazy as Florida is, one of the things they do well is open records that are publicly available and free to search.

      Cook County and CPD are more than happy to push out news of arrests but the lack of open, free Court data (the basics: charges, verdict, sentence) keeps the outcome of these publicized arrests hidden from the public and the arrestees always viewed as guilty.

      Frankly if it wasn't for your dedication and hard work we wouldn't know anything about the real crime in our neighborhood. For that I thank you!

    3. No sweat, Chip. You are right about the archaic Cook County data system. Even suburban counties make this stuff easy to access online. On a potentially positive note, the CC Court Clerk recently updated their records to a system that has the ability to be put online. Whether or not that will happen remains to be seen. (Educated guess is that they will not do it. People would be "outraged.")

      Thanks for your support and kind words, too.

    4. Kaser is from South Bend, IN. He has an outstanding warrant there.

  9. How would Kaser be able to carry all of those things and yet still be able to open car doors. Something sounds crooked about that report. Im just picturing all those things in my hands and me opening car doors lol