“Nuts On Clark” Burglar Gets 10-Year Sentence


Eight-time convicted burglar Armando Vadillo can now be accurately referred to as nine-time convicted burglar Armando Vadillo.

Vadillo pleaded guilty to repeatedly burglarizing Wrigleyville landmark Nuts On Clark this spring.

The judge slapped him with a 10-year sentence, which means he will be paroled in less than five years on May 24, 2021. Mark your calendar, Nuts On Clark.


Hard Time For Car Break-Ins

Also receiving a heavy sentence is John Rodriguez, the 61-year-old Uptown man who was caught breaking into a string of cars near St. Joseph’s Hospital in late September. Rodriguez entered a quick guilty plea to five counts of burglary and received a seven-year sentence.

Lakeview Burglary/Robbery Brings Dual Sentence


And Cordell Patterson, accused of breaking into a home in the 3200 block of North Kenmore in July 2015 and battering the homeowner who confronted him, has pleaded guilty to burglary and robbery. A judge sentenced Patterson to concurrently serve six years for the burglary and three years for the robbery.

Patterson’s alleged co-conspirator, Jahlil Porter, is due back in court on December 5.


Among other recent sentences:

– 34-year-old David L. Smith of Uptown received one year’s probation after pleading guilty to a Lakeview burglary. A homeowner in the 3200 block of North Seminary woke up to find Smith pushing in their rear window at 2:30 a.m. on May 24, prosecutors said. Cops found Smith hiding in a nearby garage, they said.


– Joshua Davis, who told arresting officers that he “fell into” a Lakeview homeowner’s window after seeing a $20 bill inside, pleaded guilty to attempted burglary. The judge sentenced him to three years’ probation.


– Dillon Barrett-Rao pleaded guilty to the burglaries of two dorm rooms on the DePaul University campus in nearby Lincoln Park. Barrett-Rao was a student at DePaul at the time of the crimes. One of his victims went to police after Barrett-Rao failed to make agreed-to restitution payments, according to court records. A judge sentenced Barrett-Rao to two years probation.

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