Electronic Monitoring Appreciation Week continues at CWB Chicago. Our team has been flooded with so many new stories about people being arrested while on EM lately, we decided to make a week of it. You can see all of our EM Appreciation Week coverage at this link. Here’s the latest:
A seven-time convicted felon who was supposed to be on electronic monitoring (EM) for burglary and possessing a stolen motor vehicle was arrested in Streeterville this week with a stolen motor vehicle while possessing burglary tools, prosecutors said. And he escaped from electronic monitoring.
Anthony Moore, 63, walked out of his house on September 30 and left his cut-off ankle monitor behind, Assistant State’s Attorney Loukas Kalliantasis sid. The judge overseeing Moore’s pending burglary and stolen vehicle cases issued a warrant for his arrest, but he remained in the wind until shortly after 9 p.m. Wednesday.
That’s when a maintenance worker at the 400 North McClurg building called 911 about a theft in progress. Police arrived to find Moore sitting on a motorcycle with its lights on, but the ignition off, Kalliantasis said. Moore allegedly struggled with police. Officers tazed him and took him into custody.
Police determined that the motorcycle’s ignition was completely missing and reported stolen. Moore’s backpack contained seven screwdrivers, an electric multi-tool, two pairs of pliers, and a set of needlenose pliers, Kalliantasis alleged.
Prosecutors charged Moore with possessing a stolen motor vehicle, possession of burglary tools, aggravated battery of police, criminal trespass, and resisting.
Kalliantasis said he was convicted of possessing stolen motor vehicles three times in 2012. He was also convicted of burglary that year. Moore has previous stolen motor vehicle convictions in 2006 and 2001, according to Kalliantasis.
Judge David Navarro set bail at $50,000 on charges stemming from the Streeterville incident. Navarro also ordered Moore held without bail on an escape warrant and for the already-pending felony charges.