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Police Blotter: Woodridge Teen Charged With Unlawful Use of a Weapon

Woodridge Police reports Aug. 17 - Aug. 23.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 18

Unlawful Use of a Weapon

At approximately 9:30 p.m., a Woodridge teen was charged with unlawful use of a weapon. say the teen was in possession a BB gun in the 6500 block of Route 53.

Illegal Possession of Alcohol by a Minor

At approximately 3:30 a.m., Daniel Marcano, 20, of 2702 Kilborn in Chicago, was charged with illegal possession of alcohol by a minor near the intersection of Hobson Drive and Wainwright.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 23

Disorderly Conduct

At approximately 7:40 p.m., Anthony Taglia, 28, of 7918 Woodlyn Drive in Woodridge, was charged with disorderly conduct following an incident in the 7800 block of Woodlyn Drive.

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Mike G. August 29, 2012 at 02:00 PM
'Unlawful Use of a Weapon' for a BB GUN? This will ruin this kids life forever: "If you are found in violation of Illinois' Unlawful Use of Weapons (UUW) law, you will automatically be charged with a felony. If you are convicted of one of these charges you face the possibility of serving time in jail." Source: http://EzineArticles.com/2458900 His life is over. Even with probation - he's a "Felon". No student loan. No voting. No firearms for any reason. No enlisting in the military. No nothing. For possession of a BB Gun as a teen. I'm the last to be accused of being 'soft on crime' but where has common sense gone? Where has, 'Let The Punishment Fit The Crime', gone? Zero Tolerance has turned into Using Zero Brain Cells. The kids BB Gun should have been taken away and then sent home for a good spanking. Oops that's Child Abuse, forget that part.. /sarc off. (as someone once said: Make enough laws then eventually everyone's a criminal)
Sabrina Wu (Editor) August 30, 2012 at 09:35 PM
Thanks for your comment, Mike G. In some states, paintball guns also fall into this category: http://www.ehow.com/about_5444066_laws-paintball-guns.html
Frank Ocean August 31, 2012 at 07:10 PM
If it was for the BB gun it was likely charged under the Village Ordinance. Specifically 5-7B-1, which was passed specifically so that kids that run around with BB guns freaking people out get charged with what amounts to a glorified parking ticket instead of an actual criminal offense. So Mike, I would suggest that you ask questions next time instead of spouting off. And if that was the case, maybe commending the officers for using some discretion instead of charging him with the felony.

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