Sunday, November 12, 2017

Man Charged With Robbing Woman In Uptown; Also: High Bail For Violent Lincoln Park Shoplifter

Ontiveros | Chicago Police Dept
A Lincoln Square man grabbed a woman and choked her during a robbery last Sunday afternoon in the 4800 block of North Ravenswood, prosecutors said.

18-year-old Martin Ontiveros grabbed the woman near her home and took a purse, phone, and jewelry around 4 p.m., according to charges. A neighbor saw the robbery go down and called police.

Officers caught up with Ontiveros in the 4900 block of North Ravenswood, not far from his home.

He has been charged with one count of felony robbery. Bail was set at $2,000.

Big Bail For Violent Shoplifter

Banks (inset) was arrested at the Akira store near Diversey and Broadway, police said.
An Akira worker was elbowed in the eye and pepper-sprayed by a woman who tried to shoplift two t-shirts from the store at 643 West Diversey last Saturday evening.

18-year-old Tia Banks of the Grand Crossing neighborhood wrapped aluminum foil around the sensors on two $25 tees and walked out the door, prosecutors say. But the foil failed to defeat the store's detectors, and alarms sounded. When a 28-year-old store worker brought Banks back inside, she started swinging and spraying.

Other employees were able to hold Banks until police arrived. Two other women who were with her escaped.

Banks is charged with retail theft and felony aggravated battery to a merchant. Because she was wanted for failing to appear in court on a separate shoplifting charge, the court denied electronic monitoring and set bail at a whopping $100,000.

Police records show that Banks has been arrested five times for shoplifting in 2017.

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18 comments:

  1. $100,000??? Thank you CWB! You made me smile!

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    1. Kudo's to this Judge....I would like to personally say thank you!!!! I would like to know his or her name. It is nice to know that there is a judge who takes their job seriously and has law and order as their goal.

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  2. That is reasonable bail for a violent repeat offender with ZERO respect for anyone or anything. Nice job store clerks and judge.

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  3. Shoplifting is the new franchise Kim Foxx has bestowed upon the citizenry. This one broke the rules and went rouge, but the tsunami of theft recently is crushing the retail business. Look for Philadelphia to enjoy the same consideration, as they have also recently elected another George Soros funded candidate. Accusations of Russia's influence over our elections is just a smokescreen for the European Socialist's investments in our elections.

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    1. Gee, Anonymous. What do you know that we don't know?

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  4. Grab a woman, choke and rob her get a felony robbery and get a $2000 bail of which he pays 10%. That's what the judge thinks of that lady's life. What a joke. I just hope that if one of your family members has the same experience you give out the same bail.

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    1. The street will catch up with him sooner than the courts will

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  5. Personal injury 2000 bucks. Retail theft from a Major Corp worth Billions 100,000 bucks. One might conclude it's easier to and cheaper to rob plain everyday citizens.

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  6. Really Tia, two t shirts..steal boots next time

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  7. Kim Foxx must have been on vacation or something when that 100k bond was set, that doesn't fit at all with her campaign to decriminalize shoplifting. Or maybe a rogue state's attorney or judge? Kudos to someone.

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  8. $2000. What a joke. Now raise our taxes so he can’t get more freebies. Anybody getting tired of this yet.

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  9. CWB: would it be possible to list the judge/assistant DA involved for the bail hearings? It would be nice to put a name with the appropriate/unappropriate bail amounts. Nevertheless, thanks again for your service!

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  10. Agreed- Mr Ontiveros should have had as high a bail set as Ms. Banks- another major flaw in the Cook County Justice system...I do hope he can't post and is resting uncomfortably in the "bowels" of Cook County Jail.

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  11. TWO THOUSAND DOLLAR BAIL?? Terrifying & mugging someone in the middle of day? That poor woman ..what the bloody hell! These idiot judges need to be named, shamed, shunned & ousted. PLEASE think about putting up a sticky list section at the top of this site of known soft judicial clowns so we get familiar with their names for the
    next election ..PLEASE. Kim Foxx ..unconscionable, disgraceful management.

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  12. Something's not right. Shoplifting has a higher bail than robbery and assault. What was idiot judge in the assault case? Vote no on ALL judges on any ballot. Some good ones might have to be sacrificed, but a cheat sheet on good judges assume all guilty and vote no. Put the fear of voters in them only way that will learn.

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    1. The problem is that MOST people don't realize that you have to vote judges out, not in. Pretty screwy system if you ask me.

      Another problem is people sit home and don't vote. And we get the shitty "leaders" we currently have.

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  13. Is there a way to find out the name of the judge who set bail at $2,000 for a violent mugging? I think the public should be able to let him or her know what we think of such a ridiculous decision.

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  14. Welcome to the new world order brought to you by George Soros funded State's Attorney KIM FOXX. Everyone is talking about the Russians meddling with the election? Maybe they did. But anti-victim/anti-order/anti-law enforcement George Soros gave Kim Foxx hundreds of thousands of dollars so she could take over the State's Attorney and now she has enacted a whole slew of pro-criminal policies. People better wake up!

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