|Tucker is charged with trying to break into a Wrigleyville ATM and battering police. | Google; CPD|
A Lakeview neighborhood menace is finally facing serious charges after he tried to break into a Wrigleyville ATM and then battered the police who tracked him down, prosecutors said.
Cops said they saw Tevin Tucker prying open the ATM at 948 West Addison around 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
Tucker fled the scene, but officers caught up with him in the alley behind the 3600 block of North Wilton.
As police walked Tucker to their vehicle, the 31-year-old became combative, spit in a lieutenant’s face, and kicked another officer in the leg, according to prosecutors. They said Tucker later battered a jail attendant at the Area North police lock-up.
Tucker was also held on a warrant for which he was wanted for attacking police during a September 30 incident in Boystown.
Officers who responded to a disturbance call said they were battered by Tucker at the 7-Eleven, 3700 North Broadway. Tucker managed to escape, but an officer recognized him from a previous incident, and the arrest warrant was issued, according to a source.
Tucker is charged with two felony counts of aggravated battery of a police officer; one felony count of criminal damage to property; felony resisting; misdemeanor trespassing; and three counts of misdemeanor resisting police. He is being held in lieu of $100,000 bail.
Police and court records show long lists of arrests for Tucker in Lakeview and nearby neighborhoods.
On August 28, Tucker and two other men were charged with trespassing after a construction worker found them sleeping inside a nearly-finished new condo at 641 West Aldine.