MIXED BAG: Local Burglar Gets 4 Year Sentence, Another Gets Probation

Court developments this week in cases that you read about on CWB Chicago:

Radcliffe (top) and Craig

• 18-year-old Dezmond Radcliffe received a 4-year prison sentence Thursday after he pleaded guilty to burglarizing a home in the 3700 block of N. Lakewood in late December. Radcliffe’s alleged partner in the burglary is Eli Ruff, a 19-year-old who’s accused of beating an elderly Wrigleyville woman during a home invasion with two other men in January.

• Meanwhile, a 19-year-old man charged with burglarizing an occupied Lincoln Park apartment at 1AM on November 27 has received a sentence of 30 months probation. The burglary victim hid in a closet and texted an acquaintance in the California Highway Patrol while the intruder searched her apartment for valuables. The CHP officer contacted Chicago cops who arrived in time to catch Eric D. Craig of Humboldt Park as he walked out of the woman’s apartment, police said.

• A judge threw out aggravated assault charges this week against Uriel Ugalde, the 28-year-old Plainfield man who was accused of flashing a gun during a street altercation in Wrigleyville on April 16.

• Finally, Kenneth King, the four-time convicted thief and burglar who police arrested after they saw him running down a Lincoln Park street in the middle of the night with a cash register belonging to Lush Cosmetics, has been released on electronic monitoring.

Images: Cook County Sheriff’s Office

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