Judge Rules Probable Cause in Burglary Attempt on 1300 Block of North Milwaukee, Additional Charges Still Pending
This Friday 5/11/2012 I went to Branch 50 of the circuit court located at Grand and Central for the preliminary hearing for the two defendants, Renaldo Jackson and T.J. Jones (alias for T.J. Smith) who were arrested in the attempted burglary and for having burglary tools in their possession at the rear door of a business on the 1300 N Milwaukee.
After listening to the testimony of the police officer and the questions presented by the defendant’s lawyer, the judge ruled that there was probable cause for the arrest. The case was then continued until 6/1/2012 at 9:00 AM and now goes to 26th and California in room 101 for assignment to a judge and court room. The defendant’s may or may not have their arraignment on the same day. Both defendants are being held at the Cook County Jail on a $200,000.00 Bond.
Additional burglary charges of other business on this strip of Milwaukee Ave are still pending. Video of these two defendants inside another business have been turned over to burglary detectives. Both Renaldo Jackson and T.J. Jones (alias for T.J. Smith) are currently on parole. Both defendants have several convictions including many burglaries dating back to 1980.