Police shut down illegal club on West Side

December 29, 2009 4:34:32 AM PST
Police say they recovered nine guns and made several arrests when they shut down an illegal party on the West Side.Acting on a tip from a citizen, at 12:45 a.m. on December 27 police arrived at a warehouse in the 4400-block of Fifth Ave to find loud music and an elaborate club-style entry to the building, with stanchions, velvet ropes, rugs and four industrial spot lights illuminating a party advertisement.

Police found two men armed with handguns and wearing soft body armor searching people in line for the party, and two others inside with weapons. During the course of the investigation, 5 additional firearms were found in the building.

Dwayne Troupe, 22, of the 8500-block of S. Bennett, and Ambrosio Silva, 28, of the 5300-block of W. Henderson, were each charged with one count of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon-concealed. Zenobia Mills, 28, of the 700-block of S. Kostner, was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon-loaded gun, possession firearm-expired FOID, possession of ammunition without valid FOID, no registration of firearms.

The organizer of the party was cited for several city ordinance violations, including license required-public place of amusement.


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