Saturday, May 20, 2017

Two Charged With Robbing Man During Manic Night In Boystown; Also—Boystown ATM Hijinks Continue

Smith (left) and Manning are charged with robbing a man on Boystown's Halsted Strip this week.
Two men are accused of robbing a man on Halsted Street Wednesday, part of a three-hour stretch of general mayhem along the Boystown Strip that CWB Chicago told you about on Thursday.

22-year-old Edward Smith and 20-year-old Kenneth Manning are both charged with robbery, according to court records. Smith currently lists a South Shore address, but on two previous arrests over the past year he gave his home as the Center on Halsted, 3656 North Halsted. Manning lists the Howard Brown Health Center in Uptown as his home address.

A 25-year-old man told police that he was walking along Halsted when Manning and Smith pushed him into an alley and robbed him around 3 a.m., prosecutors said.

The victim immediately reported the incident to passing police officers near Halsted and Roscoe. Other officers detained Smith and Manning moments later near Halsted and Belmont.

A judge set bail for Smith at $100,000. Manning is free on electronic monitoring.

The robbery was one of several incidents, including a series of street fights, that broke out along Halsted Street late Tuesday night and early Wednesday.

Boystown ATM Hijinks Continue

Williams | Cook Co. Sheriff's Dept
For the second time in two weeks, a passer-by’s report of suspicious activity near ATMs has led police to make an arrest in Boystown.

Cops raced to the MB Bank at 3179 North Clark early on May 7 after a witness thought he saw a group of men robbing someone at the bank’s ATM.

While no robbery victim was found at the bank, two men suspected of using an earlier robbery victim’s credit cards were taken into custody.

Timothy King, 25, and Jonathan Stokes, 22,  were charged with theft or lost or mislaid property.

A similar call from a concerned citizen resulted in another man being arrested early last Saturday—and, against all odds, the suspect lives on the same block as King and Stokes.

Police went to another the  Chase Bank at 3714 North Broadway around 2:20 a.m. after a 911 caller reported seeing a man repeatedly withdrawing money at the bank’s ATM while another man stood nearby—an apparent robbery attempt.

At the bank, cops encountered a Lakeview man who reported that 21-year-old Deondre Williams had taken his wallet and cell phone and then started using his debit and credit cards to withdraw $700 cash in three separate transactions, police said.

Cops found a zip bag containing cocaine in Williams’ possession during a custodial search, prosecutors said.

He’s charged with theft of lost or mislaid property and possession of cocaine.

King, Stokes, and Williams all live in the 7300 block of South Shore Drive, according to police records.

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26 comments:

  1. "Mislaid property" .... oh dear, oh my, I "mislaid" my "property" when these worthless piece-of-shit thugs took the property from me. And darn, just a couple of years ago, I "mislaid" my catalytic converter and some thugs took that, too.

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  2. This is what Tunney wants to hang out in Lakeview for them (criminals) to feel safe in our neighborhood while we pay the high taxes and they chase us off the streets hiding from these bastards, notice the car suffering the melee on it and I bet none of them brats own it.

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    1. Time to write to Governor Rauner and ask him to support Republican opponents to Tunney and Cappleman.

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    2. And when Tunney next comes up for re-election, many of these suffering Lakeview East businesses will be sucking up and have Tunney posters in their store windows per usual. That will negate any affect Rauner can have. I have no sympathy for the survival of those who do so.

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  3. after school programs and minimum wage jobs will solve this LOL

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    1. Those programs work for anyone wanting work and for those desperately seeking a wholesome after school alternative.
      Time to stop confusing thugs with the honest needy people. Time to stop making excuses for thugs. Time to call out thugs and their enablers like the Coh and other so called "social" agencies who make big bucks off of providing dubious services and out of touch politicians and judges who keep them on the streets doing crime after crime.

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  4. 7300 block of South Shore Drive. So if I do the math, 73 blocks, plus another 37 blocks to get to 3700 north. That is a long commute for mayhem.

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  5. Too bad men dressed as women can't act more peacefully. Instead it seems the opposite occurs.

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  6. How can the charges be lost or mislaid property when the credit cards and phones were forcibly taken during a robbery? Seriously, how do we object to this? And I don't mean regarding elections which is true. I have, personally, never voted for any of these extreme leftists.

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    1. Completely agree these charges just propagate this behavior.

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  7. Is there any question that Smith and Manning come to Lakeview because of the CoH??

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    1. Given that Smith's "home address" literally *is* the Center On Halsted, that part would be difficult to deny.

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    2. Manning frequents that coffee shop at Halsted and Cornelia - wearing this exact same facial makeup - they let him/her sit there taking up space charging his/her phone all the time, usually in the mornings when paying customers are there often with no place to sit. Watch out for your property if Manning is in there: you wouldn't want to end up "losing" your "mislaid" items!

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    3. It is inconceivable that that place is still open.

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    4. CoH = criminals over here. They just need a big arrow outside to make it more clear.

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  8. When oh when are we all going to get fed up with this nonsense. It's been years now. Everyone, especially the business owners, needs to write a letter to the mayor and copy the police superintendent and the media with a complaint about the crime conditions that just continue to get worse on the north side ever since, again, ever since the 2 police districts merged. That failed experiment must be rescinded. The city keeps raising taxes and fees and we are all paying through the nose. But what are we getting for it? It sure isn't safety.

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  9. Boyc Whole Foods at The Center and you'll see fast changes!

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  10. Keep voting for the machine!

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  11. Look at the big new sign on the front of COH - it says "ten years and still fighting!". the double entendre must not have been apparent to them.

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    1. Their "Director Of Finance" with a supposed Masters Degree has misspellings on his Scruff profile.

      Did you expect more?

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  12. Are there resident quarters at the COH. If so, where in the complex are they? What is the space available and how are rental agreements handled--directly or through a real estate service? If not, can anyone use the COH as a mailing service to receive packages, mail, etc. The only living area that I am aware of is the senior residence which is for those over 55 years of age. How can a non-residence be listed as a true address of anyone? Just curious?

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  13. Criminals residing at the Center in Halsted? I'm shocked! 🙄

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  14. Bring in any Mayor but Rahm! You guys (and girls) are being subjected to political Pawnism. Time to take a stand. While all of your Boystown hangouts are being looted and pillaged, and a person can't even walk their dog at the stroke of midnight for fear of being victimized, it's high time you ask the question of whether or not Rahm has your best interests at heart. And, also consider that his house is staffed with Police before your entire district. Think about that.

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    1. I can't for the life of me understand why Rahm and his rubber-stamping city council are allowing the VERY FEW remaining good neighborhoods of this city to be taken over by the criminal element.

      I have enjoyed city living for over 20 years and am finally thinking that maybe it's time to leave. Breaks my heart to even type those words, but I no longer feel safe. My boyfriend wants to leave as well.

      Once all the tax-paying citizens leave....who will pay the bills?

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  15. All Rahm does is cry fake tears at photo opps and try to gain sympathy while his city is going to hell. Pathetic!

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