Migrant has been arrested 7 times since arriving in Chicago, including twice in April

CHICAGO — Here’s another “New Neighbors Update,” a chance to share some recent troubles Chicago’s newest residents have encountered with the legal system.

Yuehigor Fajardo Gonzalez, a 30-year-old Venezuelan migrant living at the Standard Club shelter in the Loop, was arrested on April 9 after shelter staff members allegedly found him in possession of a single 9-millimeter bullet at the security checkpoint.

Gonzalez told police that he got the bullet in Oklahoma and “he keeps the bullet in his pocket for good luck that he doesn’t get shot,” according to his arrest report.

He’s charged with unlawful possession of ammunition without a Firearm Owner’s ID card, a misdemeanor.

Another Standard Club resident is charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct for allegedly scaring passengers by waving an 8-inch knife on a CTA train.

A customer service agent stopped the train at the Cermak Red Line station and summoned police, who detained Winderson Buitrago-Habanero. The officers said they recovered an 8-inch knife that CTA security said Buitrago-Habanero had been waving around, causing other passengers to become “alarmed and disturbed.”

Buitrago-Habanero was also issued an ordinance violation for possessing weapons on the CTA.

Two new neighbors we told you about in March, both arrested five times since arriving in Chicago, have been arrested again.

Some of Linder Jose Galvez Carvajal’s mugshots. (Chicago Police Department)

In fact, Linder Jose Galves Carbajal has been arrested two more times since our March 11 update, bringing his arrest total to seven.

Target employees reported that he stole $38.98 worth of Modelo beer and Santa Margherita wine on April 2, leading to his arrest. The following day, a judge released him.

Less than a week later, on April 9, he was arrested after a Chicago Fire Department crew returning from a job saw him beating up another man in the 1300 block of South Canal, according to a CPD arrest report. The firefighters detained Gavales Carbajal until police arrived and treated a cut above the alleged victim’s eye.

After that, Judge William Fahy put him under electronic monitoring.

His previous arrests were based on allegations that he battered two migrant shelter employees on March 2, shoplifted from Nordstrom Rack in the Loop on October 31, shoplifted fragrances from a Marshall’s and Modelo from a Walgreens in Berwyn on New Year’s Eve, and stole merchandise from a Burlington in the Loop on January 29.

Carlos Omar Mavarez Viloria, 27, was arrested on April 12 for allegedly shoplifting two 23.5-ounce cans of Four Loko from a convenience store in the Loop. Chicago cops said he ran from them twice, “almost knocking several people down [and] causing a panic.”

Due to his alleged behavior, Mavarez Viloria became the first migrant we’re aware of to be tazed in Chicago.

He’s charged with misdemeanor retail theft, reckless conduct, and resisting police.

In February, Mavarez Viloria was arrested after a convenience store clerk in the Loop told police he pulled out a gun and said something to the effect of “I will shoot you.”

Cops found him inside a different 7-Eleven and allegedly recovered a black lighter resembling a firearm from his pants pocket.

His other arrests since becoming a Chicago resident were for allegedly possessing a crack pipe on Lower Wacker Drive on September 11 and for allegedly shoplifting a pair of shoes from the Loop Nordstrom Rack store. Prosecutors dropped both of those cases within weeks, although Judge Peter Gonzalez did order authorities to destroy the crack pipe.

Last summer, he was accused of shoplifting $193 worth of Major League baseball hats, watches, a backpack, and food from Walmart in Evergreen Park. He received seven days for that. His other case from last summer, filed after Macy’s employees said he tried to shoplift $158 worth of t-shirts in the Loop, was dropped by prosecutors.

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