Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Man Carrying 4 Phones, 13 Gift Cards Gets Theft Charges

Walker (Chicago Police Dept)
A Lincoln Park man is charged with possession of a deadly weapon, theft of lost or mislaid property, and trespassing after police responded to the 1000 block of W. Dakin to investigate a report of a man pulling on vehicle door handles in the area.

Officers stopped 28-year-old Joshua D. Walker around 3:30PM on March 21 because he matched the suspect’s description, police said.

During a protective pat-down, police found a 4-inch knife in his pants pocket and four cellphones in his jacket, a CPD report says.

Officers have been unable to locate the owners of the four phones: an iPhone, a white Samsung Galaxy, a white LG, and a blue Alcatel. Also recovered from Walker were 13 gift cards, two Ventra cards, and an iPod, court records say.

Walker’s criminal record includes a 2008 conviction for robbery, which earned him a 3-year sentence. He is currently free on a $1,500 I-Bond.

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