Monday, November 21, 2016

Ald. Cappleman: Drug Bust In Uptown Results In 35 Arrests


via Ald. Cappleman's latest email:

"In the last few days, both the 19th & 20th Police Districts arrested 35 individuals for selling illegal drugs in the Uptown area. I want to thank our police officers for their great work done to address this type of illegal activity.

I will work closely with the 19th and 20th District CAPS offices and the State's Attorney's Community Justice Center to attend the court hearings in order to send the judge the message that our community will not tolerate activity that brings down our community.

Additionally, all of you are invited to a series of Uptown neighborhood activities with the police for the purpose of showing everyone that we take public safety seriously in the 46th Ward. 

Some of the activities on Tuesday, Nov. 22 include:

When: 11am
Where: Sheridan/Wilson intersection
19th Police District outdoor roll call

When: 11am - Noon
Where: Truman College at 1145 W. Wilson
19th District CAPS information table

When: 1pm - 2pm
Where: Weiss Plaza & Hickory Playlot at 4834 N. Winthrop
20th Police District positive loitering

When: 7pm
Where: Wilson L Station
19th Police District outdoor roll call

As I have said before, it's our work together with the Police that can make our community safer and better for everyone."

7 comments:

  1. Do we know if they live in the district or are they from the southside?

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    1. Looks like a lot of them are in subsidized housing or shelters. While these people obviously have committed serious crimes, I think the housing correlation is indicative of the problems we have in our community.

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    2. Check out the local Inside newpapers, Monday 11/21 editions. Their article say that they have identified 12 of the perp's home addresses. Many live in subsidized housing. Are we surprised? One even has an address at the ONE, the social service provider whose offices at Leland and Racine were funded by TIF money.ONE also organized the Tent City / Lawrence Avenue Shelter-closing protest this week. That shelter is the same "Preston Bradley Center" that several of the persons arrested for drug dealing list as their home address. Here is an except:

      We have been able to identify 12 of the arrestees and their home addresses.

      We know there are plenty of less-fortunate folks who don’t sell crack who could benefit from these arrests.

      Among the 35 charged are:

      • Sidney Branham, 53 of West Ridge, is charged with manufacture-delivery of crack cocaine near a school or park in Uptown.

      • Williams Claxton, 49, says he lives at the federally-registered non-profit Preston Bradley Center. He’s charged with is charged with manufacture-delivery of cocaine near school or park

      • Daniel Collins, 57, who lives in a federally-underwritten apartment at Mercy Housing in Uptown, is accused of selling crack cocaine to an undercover officer on September 23. Prosecutors charged him with possession of a Schedule I or II narcotic near a school or park.

      • Brianna Crump, 23, lists her address as the office of ONE Northside, a community action group that specializes in organizing community protests. She's charged with three counts of manufacture-delivery of cocaine near a park or school for allegedly selling crack cocaine to undercover officers in Uptown on September 9, September 21, and September 28.

      • Jesaja Kandoni, 58, who also lives at the federal non-profit Preston Bradley Center in Uptown, is charged with selling crack cocaine to an undercover officer on September 20. He’s charged with manufacture-delivery of cocaine near a park or school.

      • Ja Ton Nance, 51, who lives at a Heartland Alliance affordable housing center in Uptown, is charged with selling four Xanax to an undercover officer for $20 on September 16 and selling a rock of crack to another undercover officer for $20 on October 19. She is facing two counts of manufacture-delivery of narcotics near a park or school.

      • Serge Pierre, 47, says he lives in a newly-converted flat in the 1000 block of West Lawrence. He’s charged with manufacture-delivery of cocaine near a park or school.

      • Blas Rivera, 43, who lives in a CHA building in the 4900 block of North Sheridan, is charged with manufacture-delivery of cocaine near a park or school and is also facing extradition to Wisconsin on a warrant.

      • Gerald Sheffield, 56, of the 800 block of West Barry in Lakeview is charged with three counts of manufacture-delivery of cocaine near a park or school. Prosecutors say he sold crack cocaine to an undercover officer in Uptown on October 4 and again on October 5 and October 11.

      • Cordell Simmons, 28, of the 7100 block of South Wood in Englewood, is charged with two counts of manufacture-delivery of Schedule IV narcotics near a park or school. Prosecutors say he sold 10 Xanax pills to an undercover officer for $20 on September 14.

      • Bolleria Williams, 50, who lives in “housing for the homeless” in the 900 block of West Wilson, is charged with three counts of manufacture-delivery of Schedule IV narcotics near a park or school

      • Larry Williams, 59, who lives at a care center in the 4500 block of North Hazel, is charged with manufacture-delivery of cocaine near school or

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  2. Great. Now lock em up for 15 years. Then go to all Uptown 1/2 houses that serve/fuel as/the drug markets and subsequently create the impetus for violence. Go to Mercy's Malden Arms any day and you will see what I'm taking about. They are complicit.

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    1. Not only Malden Arms but the one at Sheridan/Argyle as well. Police are there all the time. I know, I live directly across the street.

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    2. Yep. Malden Arms is ridiculous. I see plenty of it near The Darlington also. If we really tried and weren't afraid of the race card, tons of justified arrests could be made in a matter of days.

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  3. http://www.cwbchicago.com/2016/11/uptown-drug-sweep-puts-dozens-behind.html?m=0 link to where they say they live.

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