Chicago: Nine felons sentenced to 3 years in prison for trespassing on bike shed in Lincoln Park


CHICAGO — Reginald Davis, a nine-time convicted felon primarily for breaking into a Chicago apartment’s bike shed, was convicted 12 times after pleading guilty to three more charges. became a felon.

Davis was on parole for burglary last June when he was arrested by Chicago police for allegedly trespassing into a bicycle shed in a high-rise building on the 2500 block of North Clark in Lincoln Park.

During the initial bail hearing, prosecutors said they videotaped Davis coming out with three bicycles and loading them into a car parked in a nearby alley.

Police arrived on time and witnessed Davis and two other men loading their bikes into two cars. The robbers tried to escape by car, but they ran into a dead end and escaped on foot. Police allegedly found Davis in a 500-block garden in West Deming. The other two escaped.

He settled the case by pleading guilty to felony theft in exchange for being sentenced to three years in prison by Judge Shelley Sacker-Dahmer, according to court records. Prosecutors dropped five other felonies, including robbery, under contract with Smith.

Reginald Davis pleaded guilty to stealing a bicycle from a guarded apartment in the 2500 block of North Clark. | CPD; Google

He also pleaded guilty to felonies of theft and aggravated escape in Kane County, according to records. These are his 11th and 12th felonies. He is scheduled to be released on parole in April.

In 2017, prosecutors charged Davis with a series of burglaries, including stealing bicycles from garages in North Center and Ravenswood.

According to the CPD report, when police arrested two stolen motorcycles in the back seat of a car early in the morning on Independence Day, Davis said, “Twenty minutes ago, a black man sent a motorcycle to me. I just bought it,” he said.

A knife, bolt cutter, hammer, wire cutter, screwdriver, wrench and four bicycle locks were allegedly found in the trunk of the car.

He was out on parole after being sentenced to six years in prison for allegedly breaking into a Lincoln Park bike shed.

At the time of the 2017 robbery, Davis was on parole for stealing a bicycle during a 2013 robbery at 1400 Block West George in Lakeview, according to court records. He was also sentenced to six years in prison for this incident and was released after serving half the sentence.

At the time of the 2013 robbery, he was on parole for a 2008 robbery charge and was sentenced to 10 years in prison, but was released after serving five years.

And he was out on parole at the time of the 2008 robbery — sentenced to six years in prison for the 2003 robbery.

Prior to that, Illinois Department of Corrections records show 2 years for burglary in 2001, 42 months for burglary in 1997, 6 years for burglary in 1988, 4 years for burglary in 1984, and 1982 for burglary. Sentenced to three years in prison.


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Written by Natalia Chi

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