WOW. Nice find, thanks!
And do we know if they will be utilizing the chicago stolen bike registry?
Bravo. Thanks, Paul.
How did they know they were stolen? God forbid the cops ever see the inside of my garage. They might think they have found another prolific bike thief.
But I save a printout of every bike I've ever bought, as well as write up a bill of sale for all the ones I've sold. I keep track of all serial numbers too. The ones I've fished out of dumpsters and alleys might be harder to prove provenance.
+1 on the popo using the CSBR. Hopefully there will be a few matches!
This must be the stupidest and most self-entitled crook ever. Was his last name Blagojevich by any chance? This dude HAD to be related somehow...
So he knew he was guilty of many serious crimes and had stolen property at his house and other rental storage places in his name -and still decided it would be a good idea to harass the cops online who already had him in their sights for a theft rap?
"I've got this thing -and it's ****** golden!"
Is there a new article on this story?
Paul Bracht said:
No longer thought to be a fence. As they have video of him taking the parcels.
ah.... thanks for that catch. I was starting to think that CPD was succeeding in numerous stings.
Kevin C said:
Thanks Paul. Did you get any sense of how they've been publicizing the viewings? There was also one on Tuesday, the 20th from 9-2. Det. Sodini needed to speak to a superior about getting permission to have non-CPD people inventory the bikes. They seemed a bit overwhelmed. I'm still waiting.
Paul Bracht said:
No new story yet I am sure there will be. I sit on the 19th District Advisory Committee and we had a meeting with the commander this evening where these developments were brought to light. Sorry for duplicating the thread but the previous threads did not have the info about the publics opportunity to claim there bike.