Arson and battery charges amid surge of fire calls in Logan Square

Date: 
10/19/2020
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Luis E. Ramirez

Luis E. Ramirez, a 54 year-old convicted felon, was booked in a set of arson incidents and a battery case on Friday, Oct. 16. 

Credit for locating him goes to residents for checking their cameras and the observant eye of Streets and Sanitation Ward Superintendent Pedro Borrero in Alderman Scott Waguespack's 32nd Ward. Borrero spotted the offender in an alley and called the Chicago Police Department. 

Borrero was aware that there was a rash of 19 fire service calls in the 14th District the previous week. The incidents included eight alley fires where dumpsters and garbage cans were set ablaze. 

After determining his identity, officers from the 14th District took him to the station at 2150 N. California Ave. There he was charged with five counts of ARSON/REAL/PERSONAL PROP > $150 relating to two separate incidents at 1658 N. Francisco Ave. and one at 2239 N. Rockwell St. 

At a Friday court hearing, according to Cook County Sheriff Dart's Office, Ramirez was given a $250,000 D-bond* with an electronic monitoring device for those incidents. The next court date for the 5-counts will be on  Oct. 23 at 9 a.m.       

In addition officers from the 25th District charged Ramirez with a DOMESTIC BATTERY/BODILY HARM case. In that case, he received a $10,000 D-bond and will be back in court on Oct. 28 at 9 a.m. 

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