PENALTY BOX: Meet Some More Arrestees From The Blackhawks Victory Mayhem

EDITORS’ NOTE: Some details of this story have been removed at 8:03PM on August 13, 2020. One of the accused individuals succeeded in having the case expunged from his/her Cook County Criminal Court record. While not required by law to remove truthful reports, CWBChicago editors do extend this courtesy to individuals who go through the legal process to get a fresh start on their record. The remainder of the original post appears below.

While the 52 arrests related to Sunday’s Pride Parade is a whopper, let’s not forget about its little brother: the recent Blackhawks Stanley Cup celebration in Wrigleyville that resulted in 25 arrests. We’ve just gathered the details on another batch of people who faced charges from that special night:

Martinez (Cook Co Sheriff’s Dept)

• Vicente Martinez, 28, has pleaded guilty to mob action after being accused of engaging in a fist fight with “numerous” individuals and “inciting riotous behavior” at Addison and Racine about two hours after the Blackhawks won. Martinez received a two day jail sentence, which was off-set by two days of time served. He lives in the Montclare neighborhood.

Figueroa (Mugshots.com)

• Also stemming from the melee at Addison and Racine: Jonathan Guzman, 23, of Portage Park is charged with battery and mob action for allegedly kicking a Chicago police sergeant  while the officer was not looking. According to an arresting officer, Guzman was about to punch the sergeant when the second officer intervened with a baton. Police say Guzman was part of a large group that was throwing glass bottles, cans, and bricks at police officers in the area. Guzman is due back in court on September 14.

• Eduardo Carballo and Gilbert Figueroa pleaded guilty to reckless conduct after a verbal altercation between the men and a group of four other men escalated in the 900 block of Newport that night. Police say Carballo grabbed a broken fence beam and “began to swing it into a crowded [sic] of passing citizens, placing their safety in danger.” Carballo received a sentence of one day in jail. Figueroa received a two day sentence.

• Bryan Medina, 19, of North Center, is charged with mob action and criminal damage to property for allegedly climbing a pole and “bending the metal Addison sign” in front of Cubby Bear. Police allege that Medina fled when they tried to detain him as he dismounted the pole. He’s due back in court on July 15.

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