Released On A Recognizance Bond For Uptown Burglary, Man Is Arrested In Lincoln Park…For Burglary

Phipps’ February mugshot | Chicago Police Dept

Just under a month ago, 20-year-old David Phipps starred in our weekly “Monday Gunday” feature. Now, he’s back in jail.

When last we heard from Phipps, he had been released on a recognizance bond after cops arrested him in Uptown. He had stolen credit cards in his possession and a 9-millimeter handgun and ammunition in his car, police said. Prosecutors charged him with possession of ammunition without a Firearms Owner ID card, felony identity theft of two or more persons, two felony counts of unlawful possession of a credit card, and burglary.

Judge Sophia Atcherson, carrying the torch of “affordable bail” in Cook County, released him on a recognizance bond.

Phipps’ March mugshot | Chicago Police Dept

So, what’s the Hazel Crest resident been up to since his CWBChicago debut? Well, it looks like he got his hair done. Everything else is pretty much the same. Police arrested him on Sunday after a Lincoln Park resident reported seeing Phipps breaking into a car in the 1400 block of West Shakespeare.

Cops searched him and allegedly recovered an iPhone, money, a wallet, and credit cards belonging to other people. There was no gun found in his car this time, though cops did recover four broken spark plugs from his center console, according to their report.

(Broken pieces of ceramic from spark plugs are commonly called “ninja rocks” because car burglars use them to easily shatter vehicle windows. Like this.)

Phipps has been charged with burglary, possession of burglary tools, and possession of cannabis. Judge John Lyke ordered him released on electronic monitoring, but Phipps was rejected from the program and is now sitting in jail with bail set at $50,000. Lyke also revoked Phipps’ recognizance bond in the Uptown case.

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