Teens arrested on aggravated weapons charges
January 9, 2013 10:10PM
Updated: February 11, 2013 7:20AM
JOLIET — Two teens were arrested after two guns were recovered following a police chase Tuesday on Interstate 80.
Rashawn Clayton, 17, of 205 Reichman St., and David B. Veasy, 17, of 1617 Middletree Road, were charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, unauthorized possession of a firearm, unauthorized possession of ammunition and obstructing police.
Police had been searching for a green GMC Yukon whose owner has been linked to a Nov. 16 shooting in Rockdale. After spotting the vehicle at at motel near Larkin Avenue and McDonough Street, officers attempted to stop the three men who got inside and drove onto the eastbound highway.
As police were following, an officer saw a stocking cap thrown from the SUV and a handgun flying out of the hat, police said.
Officers followed the Yukon to Center and McDonough streets, where Clayton and Veasy got out and ran as the vehicle sped away. The teens were quickly caught, but Veasy did not comply until being zapped with a stun gun, according to police.
Police: Man fired gun during argument
BOLINGBROOK — A 19-year-old man was arrested Monday for allegedly firing a gun during a Jan. 2 argument.
Andre M. Thomas of 122 Somerset St. was arrested on a charge of reckless discharge of a firearm and booked into the county jail.
Lt. Mike Rompa said police were called at 4:10 p.m. Jan. 2 after shots were reported at the Beaconridge Drive parking lot.
“The preliminary investigation revealed that an argument ensued after a bottle was thrown at one of the victims from a black Buick. The victim went inside a residence, returned outside and the shooting erupted,” Rompa said. According to reports, Thomas was identified as one of the men in the Buick.
No injuries were reported, but three parked cars were damaged. Thomas was released Tuesday after posting ten percent of a $10,000 bond.
Teens say they’re armed, take wallet
JOLIET — A 49-year-old man told police two teenage boys claimed to have a gun when they took his wallet Tuesday night.
The robbery occurred around 6:40 p.m. as the victim was walking in the 900 block of Taylor Street.
According to reports, the man was approached by two black boys, who asked where he lived, then demanded cash. One of the suspects was wearing a blue “letterman” style jacket with white sleeves.