Four charged in street robberies
Joseph Treadwell, 27, of Chicago
Updated: February 13, 2012 8:43AM
Oak Park police arrested four men in separate street robberies Friday.
Patrol officers were responding to a call of a purse snatching at Jackson Boulevard and Carpenter Street at 1:32 p.m. Jan. 6 when they spotted the silver Nissan Pathfinder reportedly used in the robbery . It was headed eastbound on Madison Street approaching Lombard. Numerous police units converged on the vehicle, and after a brief pursuit, it ws stopped on the 5900 block of W. Adams in Chicago.
Joseph Treadwell, 27, of 2725 W. Monroe, Chicago, and Marlone W. Owens, 21, of 2727 W. Wilcox, Chicago, were charged with strong-armed robbery. They were identified by the victim, who was not injured.
They were also charged with robberies in River Forest and two in Chicago, and are being held in lieu of $100,000 bond awaiting court dates.
The day before, a 24-year-old Dominican University foreign language student was thrown to the ground and her purse yank away at 1:56 p.m. Jan. 5 on Augusta Boulevard at Ashland Avenue. She described a black man with dreadlocks getting into a waiting silver SUV. It drove off eastbound.
River Forest detectives, who were aware of similar robbery incidents in nearby jurisdictions, monitored the Oak Park pursuit.
When Treadwell and Owens were in custody, River Forest police held a line-up, and both men were identified in the River Forest incident.
Oak Park Detective Cmdr. Ladon Reynolds said police are continuing to investigate a robbery that occurred earlier on Friday at 1:10 a.m. In that incident an Oak Park woman walking on the 400 block of North Austin Boulevard was struck on the back of her head by a man and her purse stolen. Loss was $50.
“We’re continuing to investigate,” Reynolds said.
Also last week, Oak Park detectives took two Bensenville men out of Cook County Jail and charged them with the Dec. 13 street robbery of an Oak Park man.
Elisio Mondragon, 21, of the 100 block of Judson, Bensenville, and Gerald Briscoe, 24, of the 500 block of Red Oak, Bensenville, were being held at the Chicago 5th District detective headquarters, 5555 W. Grand Ave, Chicago, on Dec. 19, in relation to another incident in the city.
The victim identified the two men in line-up. The victim was tackled as he walked on the 1100 block of N. Harlem Avenue the night of Dec. 13 and his wallet was stolen.
Mondragon is being held without bail while he waits for a Jan. 9 court date at the Rolling Meadow Courthouse. Briscoe, who is held in lieu of $30,000 bond, has a Jan. 13 court date at the Maybrook Courthouse.