Woodridge Police Investigating Gunshots Fired Along Janes Avenue

Witnesses said a shot had been fired into the air after an argument broke out between two groups of people, according to reports. Police said they soon after found a suspicious car near Natural Falls apartments and detained the vehicle's occupants.

The Woodridge Police Department is investigating an incident in which gunshots were fired Wednesday night in the 8000 block of Janes Avenue.

Police said they responded to the area around 6:15 p.m. Wednesday. Witnesses said a shot had been fired into the air after an argument broke out between two groups of people, according to reports.

They soon after found a suspicious car nearby around Natural Falls apartment complex and detained the vehicle's occupants for investigation, according to reports.

So far, 20-year-old Denzel Griffin, of the 1700 block of Sierra Trail in Romeoville, has been charged with possession of marijuana, but police say they expect additional charges will be filed in connection with the incident.

No injuries were reported. Police stressed that the public is not in danger and they believe this to be an isolated incident.

Police are continuing to investigate, and encourage anyone with information to contact Detective Sgt. Tom Stefanson by phone at 630-719-4733 or email at tstefanson@vil.woodridge.il.us. Anonymous tips also can be submitted through DuPage Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-TIPS, texting the word “CRIMES” to 274637 or visiting dupagecrimestoppers.com.

Jim May 24, 2012 at 12:40 AM
I don't have a problem with apartment dwellers ..... there are a lot of fine, hard working people that live in them, even more so these days with the economy the way it is; people are moving from their homes into apartments. Waterbury is condos - it is open to Section 8 housing. I think that is where some of the problems are coming from. They need to keep an eye on that place, tighten up security checks, and the Village of Woodridge needs to oversee this.
AB May 24, 2012 at 01:09 AM
I don't disagree with that. In regards to the Section 8 we aren't going to get that changed anytime soon. But the investors who allowed it to happen should be held accountable for the residents that they approve to live there. I'm not keen on Section 8 laws, but is there a stipulation about crime, firearms, and drugs? If not, why not? If so, that should also extend to the people who hold title to these properties. If you are approving people with records a mile long, then they need to be responsible for this too.
Jim May 24, 2012 at 01:49 AM
AB --- Your comments make good sense!
Kary October 17, 2012 at 07:31 PM
I want to buy a house close to 75th st and woodward any comments? Please help me and also the townhouse that I want is been on market fr almost 1 year
Tony C October 18, 2012 at 05:48 AM
Kary, if you stay north of 75th and west of 355, the schools are much better k-12. Anywhere north of 75th is generally fine. Issues raised in this comment section are centered the large apartment complexes on the south end of town. Any Woodridge cop will tell you that part of town is where the majority of the calls are.


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