Man jailed on several gun charges
July 10, 2012 8:10PM
Updated: August 12, 2012 6:17AM
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP — Police say a Chicago man chose an extremely dangerous way to celebrate getting the kids in the car Saturday.
Just before 11 p.m., Will County Sheriff’s deputies were sent to the 29300 block of South Stoney Island Avenue after neighbors complained about loud music coming from a party. Deputies reportedly found about 40 vehicles parked nearby and 175 people in a back yard with a band playing in a barn.
While a deputy was reportedly standing 30 yards away from a white GMC Yukon, a woman put an 8-year-old girl, 3-year-old girl and 1-year-old girl in the backseat, while Efrain Barajas, 32, put a stroller in the open back window.
(Barajas) then pointed a firearm in the air and discharged it six times,” the deputy reported.
The deputy reportedly drew his own gun and forced Barajas to toss the weapon and lay on the ground until another officer arrived to handcuff him.
Police reportedly found a Colt .38-caliber semi-automatic pistol and shell casings on the ground nearby. Barajas had “a strong odor of alcohol” on his breath, police said.
The children and vehicle were turned over to Barajas’ wife and the Department of Children and Family Services was notified. Barajas, of 9747 S. Avenue H, was booked into the county jail on charges of reckless discharge of a firearm, unlawful use of a weapon and unauthorized possession of a firearm.
Police news in brief:
A fire that started about 8:30 p.m. Monday caused an estimated $50,000 in damage to the second floor of a house in the 800 block of North Bluff Street in Joliet. No one was home at the time.
In other police news:
Andrew L. Burr: 26, and Georgina R. Burr, 28, both of 516 Don Marquis Drive in Walnut, were arrested by state police and booked into the county jail Saturday on charges of narcotics possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Terri J. Mutz: 47, of 1700 Inner Circle Drive in Crest Hill, was arrested by sheriff’s police and booked into the county jail Sunday on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and operating an uninsured vehicle.
Eric S. Barto: 45, of 815 Brentwood Drive in Joliet, was arrested by Joliet police and booked into the county jail Sunday on a charge of shoplifting.
Paris A. Govan: 18, of 1424 Comanche Drive in Bolingbrook, was arrested by Bolingbrook police and booked into the county jail Sunday on a charge of unlawful use of a credit card.
Latoya T. Moffett: 29, of 1306 Pico Court in Joliet, was arrested by sheriff’s police and booked into the county jail Sunday on a charge of driving on a suspended license.
Yvonne Scott: 50, of 1911 Moore Ave. in Joliet, was arrested by sheriff’s police and booked into the county jail Sunday on charges of aggravated battery and domestic battery.
Ramiro Rodriguez-Becerra: 31, of 410 Parks Ave. in Joliet, was arrested by sheriff’s police and booked into the county jail Monday on a charge of driving without a license.
Isaac Ramirez-Perez: 27, of 112 Peace St. in Joliet, was arrested by sheriff’s police and booked into the county jail Monday on charges of cannabis possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, obstructing justice and driving under the influence of alcohol.