Court Watch: Alleged BB Gun Carjacker Gets $700,000 Bail
Also, a judge found probable cause against a man charged with tagging Richards High School with graffiti. We take a look at cases coming up next week.
ORLAND PARK — Alleged BB Gun Carjacker Gets $700,000 Bail
Judge Peter Felice was about to set bail Tuesday morning at $500,000 for Jonathan Sarolas, 23, who is accused of carjacking an Orland Park restaurant employee with a BB gun last week.
But considering that Sarolas had been released from state prison just 11 days before the June 25 incident, Felice upped the amount to $700,000 during a bond hearing at Bridgeview Courthouse on Tuesday, July 3.
OAK LAWN - Tagger Tagged at Richards High School
A Cook County judge has found probable cause to move forward with the case against Jessie Cihlar, 19, who was charged with six counts of criminal defacement of property in connection to an alleged graffiti incident June 8 at Richards High School, 10601 S. Central Ave.
Oak Lawn Police Department Officer Anthony Kapron recounted the incident during a hearing Thursday morning at Bridgeview Courthouse in Judge Peter Felice's courtroom. Kapron told the court that he saw Cihlar walking away from the school during his midnight to 3 a.m. shift.
Cihlar admitted to "tagging" a dumpster, a crane, a school scoreboard and electrical barricades, Capron said. The estimated damage is more than $300 and earlier reports indicated the damage could be as high as $1,000. Kapron said Cihlar showed him what he had tagged and signed a written confession.
On the Docket Next Week
An Evergreen Park man accused of armed robbery will appear in court in Skokie.
An Orland Park man charged with several counts of sexual abuse.
An Orland Park man indicted for carjacking elderly woman in Tinley.
A Mokena man charged with battery of Tinley Park restaurant manager.
A Palos Hills man charged with felony theft for allegedly stealing cancer donations.
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