DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin and Addison Director of Police Bill Hayden announced Thursday, November 4, 2021 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 (d.o.b. 3/23/1998) of the block of 100 North Lincoln Avenue, appeared at a bond hearing this morning where Judge Ann Celine O’Hallaren Walsh set bond at $500,000 with 10% 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 Sunday, October 31, 2021, at approximately 2:13 a.m., officers with the Addison Police Department responded to the area of Army Trail Road and Swift Road to a report of shots fired. Allegedly the victim and several other individuals left a Halloween party and got inside the victim’s vehicle parked in a parking lot on North Swift Road. Allegedly once inside the vehicle, another vehicle parked behind the victim’s car and blocked him from driving. Allegedly two males, later identified as Ramirez and an accomplice, then exited their vehicle, approached the victim’s car and opened the front passenger door. Allegedly the two men pulled an occupant out of the car and 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 allegedly then took approximately eight hundred dollars from the victim. Another occupant got out of the vehicle at which time he was allegedly struck in the face several times by the defendants and had his phone and wallet stolen as well. Allegedly Ramirez entered the open passenger side door and began to punch everyone inside the vehicle. The two subjects then ran back to their vehicle and fled the scene. The driver of the victim’s car followed the defendants when they fled and 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 Road and Army Trail Road. Through the course of their investigation, Addison police officers identified Ramirez as a suspect in the case. On November 2, 2021, Ramirez was taken into custody at his home without incident.
“Public safety remains the top priority for my office. 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. I want to assure the public that this investigation is active and will continue until all those involved are brought to justice. I thank the Addison Police Department as well as Assistant State’ Attorney Alyssa Rabulinski for their efforts on this case.”
— DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin
“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. 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.”
— Addison Director of Police Bill Hayden
Ramirez’s next court appearance is scheduled for December 1, 2021, 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.
Members of the public are reminded that this complaint contains only charges and is not proof of the defendant’s guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the government’s burden to prove his or her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
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