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6 Apr

04 APR 18- Charge Release for Gino Bassett 1
Bassett was arrested on April 4th, 2018 at approximately 10:20 a.m. after he was positively identified as the individual who fatally stabbed a man on March 23, 2018 at approximately 2:27 a.m. in the 400 block of N. State. Bassett approached the 55 year-old victim in an alley and stabbed the victim in the neck.  The victim was transported to Northwestern where he was pronounced.  Bassett fled to the stairwell of the Grand and State CTA redline where he displayed a knife and threatened to stab two female victims ages 21 and 26 before fleeing.  After learning of his whereabouts, Bassett was placed into custody without incident and charged accordingly.  No further information is available at this time.

31 Mar

30 Mar 18 -Charge Release for Darryl Payne 1
Payne was arrested on March 29, 2018 at approximately 6:30 p.m. after he was identified as the offender involved in a robbery on a CTA Blueline train on January 24, 2018 at approximately 2:41 p.m. in the 400 block of S. Damen Ave.  The 54 year-old male victim was exiting the train when Payne grabbed the victim’s cell phone from the armrest of the victim’s wheelchair and fled in an unknown direction.  Payne was later identified through CTA Ventra card usage and CTA surveillance.  Payne was subsequently placed into custody and charged accordingly  No further details are available at this time.

30 Mar

30 Mar 18 - Charges David Gutierrez Search Warrant Cannabis Seizure
Gutierrez was arrested on March 29, 2018, on the 4800 block of N. Kirk St. in Skokie, IL at approximately 6:30 p.m., following a search warrant  Tactical Officers from the 20th District executed the search warrant and discovered inside of Gutierrez’s residence an estimated total of 423 pounds of Cannabis with an estimated street value greater than $3 million dollars. In addition to the Cannabis, officers also recovered four handguns and a shotgun along with a large amount of U.S.C.  Gutierrez was placed into custody and charged accordingly.  No further information is available.