ONE DOWN: Man Charged In November 9th Mugging

Welch. (Cook Co. Sheriff’s Office)

Derrick Welch Jr, 31, is charged with one count of aggravated robbery in connection with the November 9 mugging of a woman in the 1300 block of Cornelia.

The 28-year-old victim told police that Welch implied that he had a handgun when he confronted her on the sidewalk around 3 o’clock that morning.

Responding officers detained Welch for investigation after seeing him appear from a gangway into an alley about a block from the robbery scene.

After the victim positively identified Welch as the offender, police drove him to the 1400 block of Waveland, where they say they found the woman’s stolen purse.

In 2005, Welch was sentenced to Cook County bootcamp after he pleaded guilty to committing a strong arm robbery at Harold Washington College in the Loop.

Welch lives in the far South Side’s West Pullman neighborhood.

Even More Things You Shouldn’t Say To Cops

Shortly after our report yesterday, we come across yet another wildly inappropriate thing that someone is accused of saying to our 19th district cops.

An officer on routine patrol of the Belmont CTA station on the morning of November 11th crossed paths with Calvin T. Willis.

Willis is accused of launching into a verbal assault of the officer: “You’re just a f***ing p***y. F*** you,” the 23-year-old bank finance officer allegedly said. The officer says Willis further predicted, “I could kick your ass, p***y,” before entering the station and fleeing to the platform.

Willis, now charged with aggravated assault of a police officers, was arrested as he tried to board a southbound train.

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