Inebriated Man Threatens to Punch Firefighter: Blotter

Oak Forest police reports, Jan. 30–31.


Don't Park and Smoke

Jordan D. Walsh, 21, was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia, after an incident in the 4300 block of Barry Lane.

While on patrol, officers saw Walsh parked on the roadway without his parking lights on, sitting in his car. Officers smelled burnt cannabis coming from the vehicle.

Walsh turned over a red, metal pipe, used from smoking cannabis, according to the report. Walsh was issued a citation and released.


Whoa, You're Drunk!

Nicholas A. Schavone, 30, of the 17200 block of S. Odell Avenue, was cited for public intoxication, after police found him laying on his back in the middle of the road in the 5400 block of Jessica Drive.

Police were called after a resident reported Schavone was leaning against a car in the roadway.

At the scene, police found Schavone laying flat on his back in the road and asked if he was OK. Schavone replied in a garbled, unintelligible manner, according to the report.

Police called paramedics, but when they arrived Schavone became extremely belligerent, threatening to punch a fireman and assuming a fighting stance.

Schavone was then taken into custody and transported to the Oak Forest Police Station, where he was cited for public intoxication and taken home by a police officer.

Police Blotter information is provided by the Oak Forest Police Department. Charges are not evidence of guilt. They are a record of police actions taken on a given day, and persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. If you or a family member are charged or cited and the case is subsequently adjudicated, we encourage you to notify the editor. We will verify and report the outcome.

Sue1 February 11, 2013 at 05:11 PM
Wait, the police couldn't understand him so they call an ambulance? Ambulance gets there and now he is belligerent? Attempts to punch a firefighter, then they decide to arrest him? Something doesn't sound right here. Sounds like the pd may have been trying to dump a nasty drunk off on the fire department and it didn't work. These reports always say "officer smelled alcohol" they couldn't smell that he was drunk?
Sue1 February 11, 2013 at 05:22 PM
Why wasn't he charged with trying to hit the firefighter? Would he have been if he did that to a cop?


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