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Officer Draws Weapon During Traffic Stop: Police Reports Through March 4, 2019

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Officer Tim Jones, #TimStrong, PFPDPolice say of this photograph, “While this picture was taken at end of summer of 2018, we can tell you Officer Jones is looking just as good today. March marks the 3-year anniversary of his line-of-duty injury, or as we prefer to think of it, the start of his miraculous come-back.” (Photograph: PFPD)

Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- These police stories embrace arrests by way of March 4, 2019. Fees for these arrested embrace driving while license was suspended, felony possession of cannabis with intent to deliver, and failing to yield to an emergency car. The circumstances surrounding the “failing to yield to an emergency vehicle” involved an officer drawing his weapon on a driver. No photographs have been fired.

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Driving Whereas License Suspended

Darnae A. Gunn, 25, 177 Sycamore Dr., Park Forest, was arrested on March 1 and issued citations charging failure to sign when required, operation of an uninsured motorcar, and driving whereas license was suspended. Ms. Gunn was released from custody upon posting the required bond and assigned a courtroom date of April 24, 2019, at the Markham Courthouse. Brikyle A. Walls, 23, 22442 Lawndale Ave., Richton Park, a passenger in the car, was not arrested but was issued a Park Forest municipal citation charging possession of cannabis and launched on the scene.

Ms. Gunn’s car was towed from the scene. At administrative seizure was placed on the car per village ordinance.

An officer was traveling westbound on Mantua Road from Minocqua Road at approximately 5:04 PM when he noticed the car Ms. Gunn was driving turn northbound onto Shabbona Drive from Mantua Road. The driving force allegedly did not signal the turn, in response to police.

Felony Possession of Hashish with Intent to Deliver

Julius Betton, 29, 133 N. Arbor Path, Park Forest, was arrested on March 2 and charged with one rely of possession of hashish with intent to ship (a Class 3 Felony), and one rely of possession of cannabis. An officer was on patrol at 3:45 p.m. within the area of Sycamore Drive and North Arbor Trail trying to locate Mr. Betton who was needed by the Park Forest Police Department on a cost of aggravated home battery, based on the report.

At roughly 3:46 p.m., the officer observed a gray Lincoln MKS traveling southbound on North Arbor Trail and then turn westbound on Sycamore Drive. Because the car passed, the officer famous that the driving force was Mr. Betton. The officer curbed the car on Western Avenue just south of Sycamore Drive. The officer requested Mr. Betton’s driver’s license and insurance. Mr. Betton offered his driver’s license but didn’t have proof of insurance coverage, in line with police.

Whereas speaking with Mr. Betton, the officer famous a robust odor of recent hashish emanating from the car. Another officer showed up to assist and Mr. Betton was taken into custody without incident.

Inside Mr. Betton’s car, police found a Blender Bottle-brand water bottle beneath the driving force’s seat with 16 small clear plastic baggies all containing a inexperienced leafy substance, suspect hashish, in accordance with police. Police also discovered two further baggies of suspect hashish on Mr. Betton’s individual, in line with police.

Failing to Yield to an Emergency Car

Officer Draws Weapon

Andrew F. Veal, 31, 263 Miami St., Park Forest, was arrested on March 3 and charged with failing to yield to an emergency car and two counts of disobeying a stop sign. The arrest turned tense when the officer drew his firearm, pointing it at Mr. Veal when he allegedly did not comply with orders by police throughout a visitors stop, in accordance with the report.

It was Sunday afternoon shortly after 2 PM when an officer was conducting an additional patrol within the 200 block of Miami Road in an try and find Andrew F. Veal. Mr. Veal was at present needed by the Park Forest Police Division on a cost of domestic battery. The alleged victim in that matter advised the police on February 25, 2019, that Mr. Veal allegedly battered her at his residence. The alleged sufferer additionally disclosed that Mr. Veal was driving a rental car and recommended that Mr. Veal was in possession of a firearm, in accordance with police.

During the course of a number of days of surveillance, the officer noted a white SUV with out-of-state registration parked in the driveway during numerous occasions of the day. On this specific Sunday, March 3, the officer noted the same white SUV parked in the driveway. Previous to that date, the officer had reviewed quite a few reserving pictures of Mr. Veal, in response to police.

At approximately 2:05 PM, the officer was parked on Mantua Road near the intersection of Shabbona Drive dealing with Northwest. At that time, the officer famous a white SUV turn northbound on to Blackhawk Drive from westbound Shabbona Drive. The officer adopted the car northbound on Blackhawk Drive and westbound on Miami Road. On the intersection of Miami Road and Central Park Avenue, the officer caught up with the car and observed the car allegedly did not stop at a stop signal.

The officer activated the emergency lighting on his patrol car and signaled the driving force to tug over. After the officer activated the emergency lighting on his patrol car, the white SUV turned westbound onto Grant Road in Richton Park and allegedly accelerated at a excessive fee of velocity, based on police.

The officer believed that the car was trying to elude the officer and knowledgeable SouthCom Dispatch.

The officer activated the emergency siren on his patrol car and the white SUV started to brake and subsequently came to a cease on the intersection of Grant Avenue and Ridgeway Avenue in Richton Park. The car once more allegedly did not stop at a totally visible stop sign and line at the intersection, in line with police.

As the officer began to exit his patrol car, the white SUV allegedly began to tug forward.

The officer remained in his patrol car ready for extra officers to help.

While waiting, the officer gave quite a few audible alerts and hand alerts to the driving force to additional pull over. After the officer did so, the car again started to tug ahead very barely. The officer noted that the brake lights on the car remained illuminated. The officer ordered the driving force to place the car in “Park.” The driving force failed to do so, based on police, and the officer deployed his firearm in the “low ready position,” in response to the report.

The officer gave eight further commands telling the driving force to place the car in “Park,” based on the report. After the eighth command, the driving force put the car into “Park.”

Whereas offering orders to the driving force, the officer observed the driving force within the driver’s aspect mirror of the white SUV and immediately identified the driving force as Mr. Veal. Two different officers then arrived on the scene to assist. The first officer on the scene approached the car on the driving force’s aspect and pointed his firearm at Mr. Veal resulting from his alleged “failure to comply with lawful orders and previous report that Veal may be armed,” in line with the report.

Because the officer approached the car, Mr. Veal was given 10 instructions to step out of the car. Mr. Veal replied to the officer, “Are you going to shoot me?” And “What did I do?” Mr. Veal subsequently raised his arms and advised officers to open the door as he didn’t need to attain for it.

The officer who pulled Mr. Veal over holstered his firearm and open the door of the car. Two officers then grabbed Mr. Veal by both arms and escorted him from the car. He was placed into custody with out further incident.

His car was subsequently towed from the scene. Police offered a passenger within the car a experience residence, based on the report.

Disorderly Conduct

Johnny R. Neal, 21, 814 Purdue Lane, Matteson, was arrested on March 4 and issued municipal tickets charging disorderly conduct and resisting a police officer when police responded to the 200 block of Dogwood Road to research a report of a suspicious subject. Whereas on their approach, SouthCom Dispatch informed police that an unknown man was strolling in Courtroom C-6, appearing suspiciously strolling as much as automobiles that have been operating.

When the topic saw the complainant, he began to walk away, in line with police.

The responding officer made contact with the topic and another officer arrived on the scene. The responding officer requested the topic for his identification and the subject, later identified as Johnny R. Neal, allegedly took off operating north via the cooperative.

The responding officer pursued the topic on foot and the second officer pursued in a squad car. The officer on foot caught the subject and took him into custody within the first block of Dogwood Road. At that time, the person identified himself as Johnny Neal.

Mr. Neal did not have any type of identification on his individual, based on police. Police transported Mr. Neal to the Park Forest Police Department the place his property was inventoried and he was fingerprinted for identification.

Police retraced the route that Mr. Neal ran and situated a silver and black BB gun on the bottom in the 100 block of Dogwood Road. Officers Mirandized Mr. Neal and he advised police that he had been staying in Minnesota. On that morning, he took a bus from Minnesota to Chicago, arriving in Chicago at approximately 6:25 AM. He then had a girlfriend give him a carry to Park Forest so he might visit his brother. He informed police that he was dropped off close to Western Avenue and CVS Pharmacy. He informed police that he enjoys subzero weather and determined to stroll around earlier than going to his brother’s residence in the 3000 block of Western Avenue. While walking via Courtroom C-6, He recalled seeing the operating automotive and seeing the complainant within the parking zone. He said that he had no intentions of taking the car and was just walking round.

When he was stopped by police he stated he was walking to his brother’s residence, in line with police. He suggested police that he ran as a result of he thought he had a warrant and because he had the BB gun on him. He advised police he threw the BB gun whereas he was operating in hopes that he would not get caught with it.

Mr. Neal was advised that he was banned from the Cedarwood Cooperatives. He was offered a listening to date of March 28, 2019, on the Park Forest Police Department.

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