Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Wrigleyville: One Charged (So Far) In Wednesday Morning Mugging — Yes. He's On Parole.

Masters (inset) is charged with theft of stolen property | Cook County Sheriff; Wikimapia
As of midday, one man has been charged in connection with an overnight mugging near Wrigley Field that we told you about this morning.

21-year-old DaKane Masters of Evanston was charged this morning with one count of theft of stolen property, according to court records. (Yes. You read that correctly. "Theft of stolen property.") Bail is set at $3,000.

Prosecutors say two men “distracted” a 23-year-old Texas man outside of Sluggers Bar while a third man took the victim’s wallet and threw it to Masters. Masters then ran eastbound on Addison to the Red Line CTA station, where cops arrested him minutes later, according to the allegations.

Officers recovered some of the victim’s stolen items from a trash can on the L platform.

Masters is currently on parole for aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, according to state records. He previously did time for residential burglary.

Three other men were arrested with Masters at the Addison station this morning.  No charges had been filed against them as of 3 p.m. CWBChicago will post an update if additional charges are filed.
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11 comments:

  1. Theft of stolen..

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  2. How angry would you if you were those cops who made the arrests? These officers risk their lives day after day after day only to have no charges filed, charges dropped, etc.? Really freaking sucks.

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  3. On Parole for a gun charge and he gets a bond of $3,000?!!!! I am sure he is back at Slugger's tonight ready to pounce on someone else. Disgusting!!

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    1. And considering you only need to post 10% of the bond amount, that $300 represents probably 15 minutes of work for this criminal. Sad.

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  4. Who did the Texas man steal it from?

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    1. Right? Illinois criminal law at its finest.

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    2. I figured that was because another guy actually stole the wallet from Tex and tossed it to this guy, who I guess is charged with theft of stolen property because he didn't give it back to the first guy who stole it.

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  5. Can't find a patsy to rob in Evanston?

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    1. Gads, I moved to Evanston to *escape* all this Chicago shit...!!!

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  6. It is the equivalent of possession of stolen property. He didn't take it. He ran with it. And you guys voted D.

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  7. https://www.facebook.com/dakanel.masters

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