A Boystown resident is dealing with housebreaking costs after somebody acknowledged him in surveillance photos of a package deal thief that the sufferer posted to a neighborhood Fb group, in response to prosecutors.
In an unrelated case, a person who’s on parole for his eighth housebreaking conviction is now dealing with new costs after police allegedly acknowledged him in surveillance photos of a package deal thief who struck 4 occasions in West Rogers Park.
Busted in Boystown
Round 5 a.m. on July 19, two males used a passcode to enter an condominium constructing on the 600 block of West Cornelia. In accordance with prosecutors, the lads then started stealing packages and different objects from the constructing’s mailroom earlier than leaving.
One of many victims of the thefts, who misplaced two packages to the thieves, posted a surveillance picture of the lads to a Lakeview neighborhood watch web page on Fb.
Earlier than lengthy, the sufferer obtained an “nameless response” that recognized one of many males as 32-year-old Andrew Squires, who occurs to stay one block away from the constructing that was burglarized, prosecutors mentioned Friday.
The sufferer shared the tip with CPD detectives who recognized Squires because the burglar by matching surveillance photos with photographs in a regulation enforcement database, Assistant State’s Legal professional John Gnilka mentioned. Among the many options that helped police determine Squires was his leg tattoo, in response to Gnilka.
When police arrested Squires on Thursday, he was carrying three bank cards — all of which belonged to different folks, Gnilka mentioned.
Assistant Public Defender Susan Farber mentioned Squires is an Military veteran who’s a self-employed clothes maker.
“I’ve my very own clothes line,” Gnilka advised Choose David Navarro. “I hand-make it and I promote it.”
Prosecutors charged Squires with felony housebreaking. They mentioned he has earlier convictions for id theft in Lake County and two felony retail theft convictions.
Navarro mentioned Squires might go residence on a recognizance bond within the housebreaking case, however the choose ordered Squires held in lieu of $75,000 for one more id theft warrant from Lake County. Squires might want to submit $7,500 to get out of jail on that case.
The second man who’s seen within the surveillance picture has not been arrested, Gnilka mentioned.
Hi there once more, John Cline
John Cline, a veteran of CWBChicago’s reporting, is again for an encore. Cline, a 48-year-old who’s been sentenced to greater than 44 years in jail for burglaries since 1991, could also be including much more years to his file.
He’s at the moment on parole after serving half of an eight-year sentence that he obtained for burglarizing a home on the 3600 block of North Western in 2016.
Now, prosecutors say he’s chargeable for burglarizing a rental constructing within the 7500 block of North Ridge on June 12.
In accordance with Assistant State’s Legal professional Jocelyn Schieve, surveillance video reveals Cline climbing via the constructing’s window and making his option to the mailroom, adopted by 45-year-old Jamie Christman.
Cline and Christman are each seen on video going via packages. Cline took so many containers, he needed to make two journeys to get all of them out, Schieve mentioned.
Officers acknowledged Cline and Christman from the video photos, in response to Schieve. Cline was allegedly carrying a screwdriver when cops arrested him and Christman throughout a visitors cease on the 4200 block of West Carmen.
Cline is charged with 4 counts of housebreaking and possession of housebreaking instruments. Christman is charged with one rely of housebreaking.
A public defender mentioned Cline has 5 children and is engaged to be married. Choose John Lyke ordered him held on $50,000 bail within the new circumstances with an extra $30,000 bail for a Lake County warrant for driving on a suspended license. However Cline gained’t have the ability to submit bond on these till the Illinois Division of Corrections decides if will probably be revoking his parole, Lyke mentioned.
Christman lives in Wisconsin and has three kids, the general public defender mentioned. Lyke launched her on a recognizance bond and gave her permission to return to Wisconsin whereas the case is pending. Prosecutors mentioned she has a 2016 housebreaking conviction and is on probation for a misdemeanor retail theft in McHenry County.