Saturday, October 22, 2016

More Trouble For Man Who Set Boystown House On Fire

A 21-year-old man who pleaded guilty to setting a Boystown house on fire last spring is back in court, facing theft and battery charges, court records show.

Handzel | Chicago Police Dept
Prosecutors say Ryan Handzel punched a 24-year-old man in the face two times during an argument in the 800 block of West Waveland on October 16. When the victim dropped his cell phone after being punched, Handzel picked it up and handed it to another offender, police said.

Police say Handzel told them, “I hit [the victim] in the head twice  I didn’t intend to steal [the] phone.”

The other offender has not been identified or charged, according to records.

Handzel received a sentence of one year’s court supervision in exchange for pleading guilty to setting a home on fire in the 600 block of West Aldine on April 24.

Handzel lists The Crib youth shelter at 835 West Addison as his home.
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46 comments:

  1. Ch- Ch- Ch- Chia!

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    1. Omg, so funny! Thanks for the lol!

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    2. I see that little Lilith "liked" CWB on her Facebook. She's been reading it, I hope!!?

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  2. Great disguise for a life of crime moron.... could you be any easier to ID?

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  3. Person was at the COH for YEARS.

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  4. And this is what the Democrats keep telling me need more of my money and empathy?

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  5. I think she's hiding stolen property in her chins.

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  6. at COH all the time. pretty much every day. good to see him/her getting the helping he/she so clearly needs. and the reform effort seems to be going very well.

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  7. Very obviously, if the cell phone owner had his phone concealed like he was SUPPOSED to, none of this would have happened.
    Bet that jerk's got a loose air conditioner in the window too.
    Realistically, who could blame Zippy the Pinhead here?

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  8. I think I saw this blob at whole foods. Not 100% certain it was the same person, but it made me wonder "what's that ugly arsonist been up to lately?" Thanks cwb, now I know.

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  9. He looks like Perez Hilton.

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  10. OK we have a new fucked-up hair winner.... this is worse than little Robert Vacha's fuzzy-top ugly mug from a few weeks back (and I wonder how he's doing over there at the prison, lol. I'm sure he's opening himself up to new friendships!) WHY is this Handzel person allowed to roam Halsted, Addison, and Broadway freely? I see him/her ALL the time, hanging out near Jewel on Broadway, Peet's Coffee at Cornelia (where criminals are given carte blanche service all the time), and at the 7-11 at Roscoe. Always screaming, yelling, acting the fool, with two or three other thugs. This person actually NEEDS "social services" but yet is set loose to further terrorize the neighborhood. WHY?

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  11. I see this person around the neighborhood all the time. Easy to recognize.

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  12. why is this person out on the steets

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  13. "I didn't intend to steal the phone."
    Ok.
    I didn't intend to break out laughing when I read that. But it happened anyway.

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    1. Was it perhaps "mislaid property" that was taken? Kind of reminds me of those "mislaid" catalytic converters from a story on here a couple of years ago.

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  14. So sick of looking at his/her ugly mug puss. Lock him/her up, I say!

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  15. I keep saying he hangs out in front of thr Center On Halsted and he is to me suspect in 2 other robery's to the police but every time I call the police they act like they never heard of him and the police on the phone don't know what or where The Center on Halsted is

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  16. this creep is ALWAYS IN TROUBLE in our neighborhood lets get him out of the neighborhood

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  17. What the hell did they expect when this POS was given court supervision after setting a house on fire. This city is pathetic!

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  18. Hello. 1990 are you out there? Silence...

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  19. We do not need 4 more years of this. No more. Enough.

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  20. Goes by Katherine Pierce on Facebook

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    1. And be prepared to have your corneas burnt if you go look at that Facebook page. Remember that what is once seen, can ever be unseen. OMFG!!!!

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    2. Also goes by Lilith Lopez on Facebook, apparently

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    3. I just barely stomached reading through the Facebook posts of "Lilith Lopez" and it paints a pretty accurate picture of a thug on the loose. Smoking, partying, getting wasted, keeping questionable company, totally unable to function as an adult in society. Yes, he/she needs help (and I actually hope he/she gets help); so why the fuck is Lilith/Katherine/Ryan just being turned out on the streets of Lakeview to continue a reign of terror on the rest of us every day?? As long as The Crib provides "youth" housing, as long as places like Peets Coffee give free handouts, as long as he/she gets only a slap on the wrist for doing things like burning a house down, fighting, thieving, etc., the problems will only compound and perpetuate.

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    4. People need to STOP going to Peet's Coffee and even the Whole Foods and let them know why.

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  21. My GOD ! My GOD ! Why has thou forsaken us ?
    TWO absolutely freaking sentences that Tunney, Rahm and Preckwinkle should be forced to write on the blackboard 1000 times and then answer to taxpayers as to WHY ? WHY ? WHY ?
    " Handzel received a sentence of one year's court supervision in exchange for pleading guilty to SETTING A HOME ON FIRE ...."
    "Handzel lists the CRIB youth shelter ...as his home. "

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    1. Perhaps someone should burn his house down. Where, oh where, would he rest his pretty head then?

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  22. Duh ? One more thing : " a year's court supervision " ?? What the hell is that ? Do we actually PAY SOMEONE to " supervise"...is that just another " create a BS job " for our favorite voting constituencies to tap away at the City/County budgets ?

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    1. Court supervision definitely doesn't mean someone is actively supervising you. It's the lightest sentence you can receive and is only given for certain misdemeanor offences. If you are sentenced to 1-year court supervision, that means that for the next year, you have to avoid being arrested. If you are successful, the record of the incident can typically be expunged, depending on the crime. If unsuccessful, I believe the case goes before a judge again.

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  23. You all are pathetic losers. Shame on all of you for these comments. You all need to open your freaking eyes and see that these youth are homeless due to the lack of support from their families and in need of basic things such as food, shelter, clothing, and mental health services. Get your heads out from the mud take a look at what's really happening. I'm not saying that SHE shouldn't be held accountable for what she did because there are consequences for what she did. You all shouldn't be saying the things you're saying because she's young and is trying to survive.

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    1. Yes, we are the problem. As usual. It's the community's fault that this person burned down a house, hangs out at the COH all day, and has a public profile that summarizes his life as "I love to party. I love getting shitfaced. I love having fun all the time."

      Clearly, it's our fault that the getting shitface and having fun all the time approach isn't panning out.

      Also, FWIW, HE did not identify as SHE in his arrest report. That's probably everyone else's fault, too.

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    2. Once again, there you go with those pesky facts CWB.......Ouch!

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    3. He is "homeless" yet he's throwing a "hotel party?" LOLZ!!! Classic!!

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  24. "Handzel lists The Crib youth shelter at 835 West Addison as his home."- across the street from the Police Station

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  25. Maybe instead of everyone complaining about COH , Crib and other Lakeview Resources how about you use that time volunteering and mentoring some of these young adults ?
    All of the resources have volunteers programs.
    These young adults come to this neighborhood because it's where they feel the most comfortable due to the fact that's it's LGBT
    friendly. I'm willing to bet that if there were more people helping these youth the less crime there will be.

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    1. The personnel rolls are quite fat already at these "resource agencies." There are already quite enough adults present (on often highly paid payrolls) to "mentor" these "young adults" (many of whom, according to these reports, are well into their 20s and 30s) ... sorry, not sorry, I won't be risking my safety to engage with these hooligans.

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    2. he needs to be "mentored" with a 5 year jail cell. He has been in the mentoring program of the Center Of Halsted for what years and this "help" has produced in the last year arson and an assult and robbery. How much higher can this person go before they shoot some one? Is he really getting "better" from the centers mentoring. He needs a strict police man with a billy club.

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    3. These "young adults" feel "the most comfortable" in this neighborhood because they are free to commit crimes without consequences.

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    4. Been there, done that! Although these agencies and their programs are well - intentioned, none of them offer enough structure, routine, or discipline to be really useful. And ultimately, the program participants *must* be held accountable for their actions. And since all of these agencies operate under the social work "do no harm" model, making progress simply is not possible, chaos reigns. As long as these agencies can register participants, they'll get funding...and that, unfortunately, is the bottom line.

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    5. High pay payroll ? Umm , not even close !
      Not all of these kids are " hooligans"
      All of you have something to say without actually knowing the real story. Don't always believe everything you read . There are so many success stories coming out of these resources but nobody cares about that.
      Like I said before you stop complaining and think about helping.

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    6. just because the Center has brought all these criminal types down here to abuse the neighbors I would strongly NOT lift a finger to ever help anything at the Center on Halsted. Years ago center sent out a donation request. I sent back a message and the bill to repair my doors from a center kid kicking in my doors $400 and the bill for a gun $350 to protect my home from future innocent Center on Halsted kids (adult criminals). The Center has invited from other neighbor hoods criminal element that should be "mentored" in their own neighborhood so they have respect and a feeling for the neighborhood they live in. When the criminals come down here that have zero neighborhood respect only hate and destruction ( discrimination) for the LGBT Lakeview neighborhood.

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    7. That's classic. Send them a bill instead of a donation. Sounds like something I would do but even as a lowly renter around there I refused to no longer support that mess with my unwarranted housing costs and - left. For good.

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  26. Poor Jennifer Lawrence .......

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