ENCORE PERFORMANCES: Man’s Been Arrested Twice At Center On Halsted This Year; Wrigleyville Burglar Goes Back To Prison

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A man charged with brandishing a knife at the Center on Halsted earlier this month is the same man who was arrested for allegedly threatening to kill a security guard there on January 20th.

Brian Conner of Uptown is charged with aggravated assault after allegedly pulling a dual-blade knife on a COH employee while yelling, “So you got my peoples locked up!”

Arresting officers didn’t find a knife in Conner’s possession when they arrested him, but the victim walked into the station while Conner was being processed and turned over the knife that Conner allegedly pulled.

The victim said the knife—emblazoned with the words “Vampire Lovers” in red lettering—had been recovered from a snowbank near the Center.


Last month, Conner, 22, was charged with simple assault after allegedly lunging toward a COH guard who woke him up inside the community center. “If you touch me,” Conner reportedly warned, ”I’m going to come back and kill you.” His bail is set at $10,000.

Hard Time For Wrigleyville Burglar

Nocentelli  (Cook Co Sheriff’s Dept)

A career criminal who was arrested while walking out the front door of a Wrigleyville home on December 30 is going back to prison.

Bryant Nocentelli, 30, received a 6-year sentence in exchange for his guilty plea. At the time of his arrest, Nocentelli was on parole after being released early from a 9-year prison sentence—also for burglary.

He had previously been released early from prison sentences that he received for burglary in 2005, 2004, and 2002.

Nocentelli’s scheduled to be paroled on December 27, 2020. Mark your calendar.

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