DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin and Addison Director of Police Bill Hayden have announced that bond has been set for an Addison man accused of robbing a car full of people after they left a Halloween party. 

Lenny Ramirez, 23, appeared at a bond hearing where Judge Ann Celine O’Hallaren Walsh set bond at $500,000 with 10 percent to apply. Ramirez has been charged with one count of armed robbery with a firearm (Class X felony) and two counts of aggravated battery (Class 3 felony).       

On Oct. 31, at approximately 2:13 a.m., officers with the Addison Police Department responded to the area of Army Trail and Swift Roads for a report of shots fired. It is alleged that the victim and several other individuals left a Halloween party and got inside the victim’s vehicle parked in a parking lot on N. Swift Road. 

It is alleged that once inside the vehicle, another vehicle parked behind the victim’s car and blocked him from driving. Two males, later identified as Ramirez and an accomplice, then allegedly exited their vehicle, approached the victim’s car and opened the front passenger door. 

It is further alleged that the two men pulled an occupant out of the car and that Ramirez’s accomplice put a handgun to the back of the victim’s head and said, “give me everything; don’t move.” 

Ramirez and his accomplice then allegedly took approximately $800 from the victim.

It is alleged that another occupant got out of the vehicle at which time he was struck in the face several times by the defendants and had his phone and wallet stolen as well. It is further alleged that Ramirez entered the open passenger side door and began to punch everyone inside the vehicle. 

It is alleged that the two subjects then ran back to their vehicle and fled the scene. It is alleged that the victim’s car followed the defendants when they fled and that at some point in time, Ramirez’s accomplice got out of the passenger side of the car and shot several times at the victim’s car, striking the car several times and striking one of the occupants once in the leg. 

While canvassing the scene, officers with the Addison Police Department located two silver spent casings in the intersection of Swift and Army Trail roads. Through the course of their investigation, Addison police officers identified Ramirez as a suspect in the case. On Nov. 2, Ramirez was taken into custody from his home without incident.      

“Public safety remains the top priority for my office,” Berlin said. “We will not tolerate this type of violent behavior on our streets. Thanks to the truly outstanding investigation led by the Addison Police Department, we are able to bring very strong charges against Mr. Ramirez.”  

“On behalf of the men and women of the Addison Police Department, I thank State’s Attorney Berlin and his office for their ongoing support of law enforcement throughout DuPage County,” Hayden said. “In this case, the outstanding work of the Addison Police Department, coupled with the legal guidance of the State’s Attorney’s Office, led to the apprehension and filing of serious charges against an individual accused of committing violent crimes in DuPage County.”   

Ramirez’s next court appearance is scheduled Dec. 1 for arraignment in front of Judge O’Hallaren Walsh.

An investigation into the matter continues. Anyone with information regarding this matter is asked to call the Addison Police Department at (630) 543-3080 and ask for the Investigative Division.      

 

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