Man allegedly caught crawling into River North woman’s apartment window has been arrested 8 times since March, records show

CHICAGO — An Old Town man who’s been arrested eight times this year faces burglary charges after he allegedly tried to crawl into a River North woman’s apartment window, according to Chicago police records.

The 29-year-old woman noticed that someone was pushing on her window air conditioning unit in the 600 block of North Dearborn around 8 a.m. on August 6, a CPD report said. She looked over and saw Leon Jumpp’s face and hands in her apartment.

CPD’s report said the woman’s 34-year-old boyfriend ran outside and detained Jumpp, 40, until police arrived. Officers who searched Jumpp allegedly found mail belonging to other people, a California driver’s license in another person’s name, and several debit and credit cards belonging to others.

He’s charged with residential burglary, unlawful possession of a debit or credit card, misdemeanor theft, and misdemeanor unlawful possession of an ID card.

Judge Ankur Srivastava set bail at $50,000, meaning Jumpp must pay a $5,000 deposit to go home on electronic monitoring.

One week before Jumpp was arrested on the burglary allegations, he was charged with breaking into a man’s car in the 400 block of West Division, according to police records.

Maintenance workers saw him rummaging through a Mercedes Benz in a residential parking garage and notified the car’s owner, an arrest report said. The owner, a 29-year-old man, followed Jumpp out of the garage and “guided him right into the police station lobby” at 1160 North Larrabee, according to the report.

Leon Jumpp | Cook County sheriff’s office

Cops arrested Jumpp in the station lobby and allegedly recovered multiple keys, credit cards, and an ID card during a custodial search. Charged with misdemeanor criminal trespass to a vehicle and trespassing, he walked out of the station on a recognizance bond that afternoon.

According to CPD and court files, Jumpp has been arrested and charged six other times this year.

On March 6, he was charged with retail theft from Nordstrom Rack, East Chicago Avenue. He was released from the station on a recognizance bond.

One day later, Jumpp was charged with retail theft at Target, 1200 North Larrabee. He pleaded guilty in that case.

Court records show that he pleaded guilty in both cases on March 22 in exchange for 30-day sentences from Judge Donald Panarese. Time served offset the sentences.

On May 18, he was charged with shoplifting from Unique thrift store, 3748 North Elston, and walked out of the police station on a recognizance bond that evening.

Five days later, he was arrested and charged with shoplifting and assault at Dick’s Sporting Goods, 1538 North Clybourn, the records show.

He pleaded guilty to all charges on May 26 and received sentences of five and ten days from Judge Panarese. Both sentences were satisfied by time served.

Four days later, on May 30, Jumpp was charged with shoplifting from a Forest Glen grocery store, theft of lost or mislaid property, and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, court records show. He pleaded guilty to the assault charge on June 30 and received a sentence of 12 months probation from Judge Daniel Gallagher.

Court records show he was charged with trespassing again on July 11, but prosecutors dropped the matter on July 27.

And, three days after that, he was allegedly found rummaging through the man’s Mercedes on Division Street. He’s due back in court on that matter on August 31.

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