Detectives respond to Downers Grove; arrest nets 3 handguns

On Dec. 28, David T. Gibson, 27, of Downers Grove, was charged with aggravated battery to a police officer, filing a false police report and three counts of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon in the 100 block of E. First at around 1:53 p.m. Police said Elmhurst detectives responded to Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove for an individual claiming to have been shot in Elmhurst during an illegal firearm purchase. Through investigation and follow-up, police said investigators discovered that the individual had shot himself in the leg accidentally while in Downers Grove. During questioning, Gibson allegedly bit an investigator on the arm. After executing a search warrant, investigators recovered three illegally possessed handguns belonging to Gibson from a hotel in Downers Grove, according to police.

Traffic stop leads police to drugs, paraphernalia

On Dec. 28, Jeffrey T. Ronowski, 45, of Des Plaines, was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, no valid registration, no seat belt and no insurance, while Salena M. Ronowski, 35, of Des Plaines, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, criminal trespass to a vehicle and no seat belt subsequent to a traffic stop in the 100 block of Fellows at around 3:43 a.m. Police said Salena Ronowski was found to be in possession of two baggies of crack cocaine and a glass smoking pipe.

Suspicious man claims to check water heater; later, cash discovered missing

Residential burglary was reported in the 500 block of Crockett on Dec. 28 at around 2:35 p.m. A victim told police that upon returning from walking her dog, she observed a black work van with a side door and tinted windows was parked in her driveway. The driver approached the victim and stated he needed to check the water heater in her basement. While in the basement with suspect #1—described as a white male—the victim heard footsteps on the ground level of the home. After the suspects left, the victim was missing an envelope containing cash.


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