Wrigleyville + Boystown: Woman charged with robbery near Sheridan Red Line; Package thief jailed; More…

Here are some recent reports filed in the Wrigleyville and Boystown areas:

Moore | CPD

• Prosecutors say a 51-year-old woman tried to rob a man after he gave her $2 for train fare near the Sheridan Red Line station on August 16th. The victim gave Tara Moore a couple of bucks around 12:30 a.m., but when he turned to walk away, Moore grabbed him by the shirt, repeatedly punched the man, and ripped his pants pocket as she tried to gain control of his wallet, police said.

Four bystanders pulled Moore off of the 34-year-old victim and held her for police in the 900 block of West Irving Park Road, according to a report.

Moore, a convicted felon, is charged with attempted robbery. Judge David Navarro set bail at $30,000 and ordered her to go on electronic monitoring if she is able to post a $3,000 deposit bond. So far, she has not done so. Her next court date is September 20th.

Nikolovski | CPD

• One of the area’s many package thieves is sitting in jail and facing burglary charges after he allegedly stole a package that contained nothing more than a hair dryer and a $31 “Mexican art print,” according to court records.

On August 13th, an apartment complex maintenance man saw Nicholas Nikolovski of far north suburban Winthrop Harbor holding an Amazon box behind a building in the 600 block of West Grace. The worker recognized Nikolovski from a previous encounter and confronted him about the package. Nikolovski dropped the box and tried to run away, but the maintenance guy detained him until police arrived, prosecutors said.

An investigation determined that the box contained the previously-mentioned hair dryer and print. But Nikolovski’s backpack contained a few other goodies including a box of checks, three iPhones, two phone cases, a box of new shoes and a gray dress, according to police records.

He is charged with felony burglary, two counts of felony theft, and misdemeanor counts of trespassing, battery, and theft of lost or mislaid property. Judge Navarro set his bail at $5,000. So far, Nikolovski has been unable to post the $500 bond required for him to go free.

Records show that Nikolovski has been arrested in Chicago eight times since July 2016. He has previously been convicted of theft, according to court files.

Clifton | CPD

• A Wrigleyville restaurant dishwasher is probably wishing he hadn’t (allegedly) gone smoking a joint as he walked down Clark Street after work early on August 19th.

Police say that joint is the reason they stopped Vicent Clifton Jr on the corner of Clark and Addison around 2:20 a.m. When officers searched Clifton’s backpack, they found 25 grams of pot, three ecstasy pills, three ounces of hash oil, a zip bag labeled “OG KUSH INDICA,” six bags of pot-laced marshmallows, a bag of “gummy bears infused with medical cannabis,” and a digital scale, according to court records.

Clifton is charged with four felony narcotics charges, felony possession of drug paraphernalia, and misdemeanor possession of 10 to 30 grams of cannabis. Judge David Navarro released him on a recognizance bond.

Myers | CPD

• A man who was seeking a “charitable donation” wound up being arrested after he threatened a 43-year-old woman who told him “no,” police said. James Myers, 24, of Hyde Park approached the woman in the 1100 block of West Newport around 11:30 a.m. on August 25th. After being denied, Myers called the woman a “white bitch,” said he would slap her face, and then said, “I’m going to get a gun. You’ll never talk to black men like that again. I’m going to shoot you, that’s what you need to see here,” according to allegations made in court records. An off-duty police officer witnessed the incident, according to cops.

Myers was charged with assault and released on his own recognizance. State records show that he recently served a year in prison for resisting and injuring a police officer. He previously served two years for theft.

Jobes | CPD

• Adam Jobes, 32, is getting a bit of a reputation around Wrigley Field. On July 25th, the Streeterville resident was arrested after he allegedly set fire to some bushes outside of the iconic stadium. He was charged with criminal damage to property and reckless conduct. The case is still pending in court.

Then, on August 28th, Jobes was arrested near the Addison Red Line station after he allegedly threatened a 55-year-old man with a knife during an argument. He was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and released after he posted a $500 bond.

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