We’ve recently published updates on Wrigleyville and Boystown robbery cases from 2013. There were several incidents in nearby areas of Lake View that are worth updating, too. Here they are:
Sentencing In Southport Robbery
|Crawford (L) and Johnson. (Illinois Dept of Corrections)|
As CWB reported on July 14, two men were arrested near Boystown after a victim positively identified them as the people who robbed him moments earlier in the 3000 block of Southport.
Court records indicate that those two offenders are now in prison after pleading guilty to charges.
Michael Crawford, 24, was given a five year sentence and is eligible for parole in January 2016.
Troy Johnson, 26, received a four year sentence. He is eligible for parole in July 2015.
5 Years For September Robbery Spree
A series of robberies swept through Lakeview around midnight on September 22, 2013. Police caught up with three suspects that night and one of those offenders is now imprisoned.
Terrell Mitchem, who was just 17 years old at the time of the attacks, has pleaded guilty in connection with two of the three robberies that night—one at Waveland and Greenview, the other at School and Wolcott.
He received sentences of 4 years and 1 year to be served consecutively. He is eligible for parole in March 2016.
Foiled By Observant Residents
|Edwards (L) and McCann (Illinois Dept of Corrections)|
Lakeview residents helped police get the jump on a group of criminals by calling in suspicious activity on the night of October 1. The activity turned out to be robbery offenders making their get-away.
Cops quickly made two arrests and the court cases have already been resolved.
Remington W. Edwards, 22, pleaded guilty to robbery and has been given a four year sentence. His colleague, Michael McCann, also 22, pleaded guilty to aggravated robbery/indicating a firearm and received four years. Both will be eligible for parole in autumn 2015.
Charges In Second Spree
Another robbery spree was reported early in the morning of September 14, 2013, with incidents at Southport and Roscoe as well as near Hawthorne Academy.
17-year-old Thomas Smith has pleaded not guilty to multiple counts of robbery, aggravated battery, and unlawful restraint in connection with two of that night’s cases.
Smith is being held on $75,000 bond as he awaits his next court appearance on March 12.