Saturday, December 03, 2016

Daisy Duke-Wearing SWAT Team Biter Gets Probation (And Other Recent Court Action)

Sydney Marovitz Golf Course and McCovins (inset) | Chicago Park District, Chicago Police Dept
Court cases for some crimes we've reported on CWB Chicago have wrapped up:

One participant in a bizarre incident that saw cops and SWAT team members chasing Daisy Duke-wearing crossdressers across the Sydney Marovitz Golf Course has reached a plea deal.

Cops chased the suspects after people reported that they were zapping victims with a Tazer during lakefront robbery attempts in June.

Officers described a wild foot chase in the middle of the golf course, which was packed with duffers: “He’s wearing a pink hat and spandex” one officer screamed into his radio as the pursuit roared through fifth hole's 515-yard fairway

Cops caught up with the fabulous fivesome in the middle of the fourth hole fairway where a SWAT team member was bitten by 19-year-old Eric McCovins who threatened to have AIDS, police said.

McCovins has now pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated battery to police officers. A judge sentenced him to two years' probation.

Theft and trespassing charges against most of the other arrestees were thrown out, according to court records.

Prison For Wrigleyville Coke Deal

Pelt | Chicago Police Dept
Daniel Pelt, a 57-year-old Conservative Vice Lord gang member who sold drugs to an undercover cop across from Wrigley Field this summer, has pleaded guilty to manufacture-delivery of cocaine. He received a two-year sentence.

Pelt has a long, violent criminal record that includes a 30-month sentence for battering a police officer; multiple 10-year sentences for theft and burglary; two six-year sentences for robberies, and multiple drug convictions.

All totaled, he's been sentenced to more than 60 years in prison since 1983, but Illinois keeps giving him more chances.

Burglary Boneheads

It'll be two years' probation for Aaron Kaser, the 31-year-old Lakeview man who has now pleaded guilty to stealing a laundry list of tools from a neighborhood garage in September.

Kaser | Chicago Police Dept
Cops on patrol in the 1200 block of West Newport noticed that Kaser was hauling around “a lot” of tools that Kaser said he subsequently said he had "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 cops, Kaser was hauling 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 at the time of his arrest.

- Gerald Harris received probation for breaking into a Lakeview man's garage and stealing a $950 bicycle. Harris, 30, pleaded guilty to burglary in the October case which occurred in the 1100 block of West Newport.
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