Police Use Taser on Suspect They Say Was Combative

Arrests also reported for DUI, possession of cannabis and shooting at ducks with an air rifle.

Man Tased

Police said a combative offender had to be tased during an incident at 4:57 a.m. Dec. 31 at North Avenue and Interstate 290. Elmhurst police were assisting Illinois State Police when a male subject was resisting and "being combative" with state troopers, police said. Officers informed the suspect that if he continued to fight, he would be tased. He continued to act aggressively, so the officer "drive-stunned the subject in the upper right ham string." Police said the subject then became compliant and was taken into custody by state troopers. They did not release his name.

DUI Arrests

Amilcar Funes, 36, 121 Bridget Court Apt. GB, Bensenville, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, driving with a suspended license, driving without insurance and illegal transportation of alcohol after police pulled over a red Ford Windstar for improper lane use at Lake Street and Route 83 at 1:12 a.m. Dec. 31. He was released on bond.

Possession of Cannabis

Christopher McCollum, 21, 130 N. Mendard, Chicago, and Torrence Thomas, 21, 1054 N. St. Louis Ave., Chicago, were arrested and charged with possession of cannabis on the 900 block of Riverside Drive at 11:57 p.m. Dec. 30. Thomas also was found to have an active warrant out of DeKalb County and was in possession of alcohol. They were released on bond.

Disorderly Conduct

Larry Bebo, 53, 703 W. Liberty, Wheaton, was arrested and charged under city ordinance with public intoxication after he allegedly was found intoxicated on the 600 block of North York at 12:15 a.m. Jan. 3. Police discovered he was wanted on two outstanding warrants. He was taken to the hospital, then taken to DuPage County Jail.

Discharging an Air Rifle

An Elmhurst teenager was arrested and charged with "unlawful discharge of a firearm projectile" after police received a call for a young male shooting ducks with a rifle at Eldridge Park, Butterfield and Commonwealth, at 3:24 p.m. Jan. 1.

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