Sunday, October 08, 2017

Social Service Darlings Charged With Threatening Staff, Shoplifting At Boystown Jewel

Connor (left) and Mylander are charged with threatening staff and shoplifting at the Boystown Jewel.
Let’s hope a friendly neighborhood grocery store is more concerned about crime in our neighborhood than an overly-forgiving social service agency.

Two former clients of the Center on Halsted—both of whom are now banned from entering the agency’s premises due to their conduct—are charged with threatening workers at the Boystown Jewel-Osco store during a shoplifting attempt.

Witnesses told police that 24-year-old Brian Connor and 19-year-old Donovan Mylander each shoplifted some Heineken and headed for the exit around 1:30 p.m. on September 26. Jewel workers were able to reclaim the alcohol in the parking lot, sparking a series of threats from the two.

Connor told one worker, “I’ll knock you out. I’m from the South Side. I don’t give a fuck.” And Mylander got into a worker’s face, yelling “ I’m from the South Side! You took my property. I should start swinging on you.”

Connor, who lists his home as the Night Ministry at 4711 North Ravenswood, and Mylander (who lives in the West Loop) is charged with assault and retail theft.

Records show that both Mylander and Connor have been charged with criminal matters that occurred at the Center On Halsted, 3656 North Halsted, only to walk free when the center failed to show up in court.

Connor was blessed with two free passes from the center in 2015: In one case he was accused of threatening two security guards. In the second case, he allegedly threatened a COH employee: "so you got my peoples locked up” and brandished a "black and silver combat knife," causing the victim to flee the scene and call police.

But, Connor went free because no COH workers ever showed up for his court cases. Now, he's merely barred from entering the COH, making him everyone else’s problem while the center enjoys operations without him.

Mylander was arrested at the Center on Halsted during June’s Pride Fest celebration. Witnesses told police that Mylander pushed an employee and refused to leave the premises. He was arrested and charged. But, once again, the COH did not send anyone to Mylander’s court date, forcing the state to drop charges…once again making him everyone else’s problem except their own.

Last November, CWBChicago reported that—despite publicly-made promises—the Center failed to show up in court for 25 out of 26 cases in which its employees or agents were listed as victims.
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16 comments:

  1. have things changed since that report came out? are they showing to court now?

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  2. "I'm from the south side." Huh? I can hear the conductor now. "Thanks for riding the red line next stop Belmont in Lakeview where the people are easy pickins. Make sure you tell your friends and have a great day."

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  3. COH employees are never going to show up in court, along with a whole lot of other victims. The offender has the right to know who you are and where you live. Payback is coming where you and your family lives.

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    1. Payback is coming where you and your family lives.
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      Enjoy your life curled on the floor, refusing to stand up for what's right.

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  4. "And Mylander got into a worker’s face, yelling “ I’m from the South Side!"

    The south side of Peoria?

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  5. Was the one time someone showed up at court the time the main man "TICO" was asultted?

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  6. there was a time not long ago when acting punkish got your ass handed to you.

    oh for the good old days.

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  7. Here's his (Donovan Mylander)rap sheet:

    https://www.rapsheets.org/illinois/chicago-jail/MYLANDER_DONOVAN/17432675

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  8. Scum from the Center On Halsted more and more trash every day and none of them minors all adult career criminals Obviously what ever Micky mouse counselling the center is doing is total bullshit other than bring here violent criminals

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  9. COH needs to be shut down until and unless it starts meeting its legal obligations.

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  10. I would take more of your articles seriously if you didn’t have such an obvious agenda against certain agencies.

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    1. We have no agenda against any agency. We *do* strongly object to being lied to by these agencies at public forums about their policies. For example, their lie about "always" going to court was a blatant untruth designed to mislead neighbors.

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    2. Obviously a comment from someone on the payroll of those "social service" agencies.

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  11. Stop trolling this excellent blog Tico!

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  12. social services in this neighborhood are not needed and a HUGE problem for bringing in violent criminals

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    1. The social workers were afraid to go to the neighborhoods of the criminals, so they brought the criminals to our neighborhood.

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