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A 63-year-old Brookfield man faces a host of felony weapons and drug charges after police from the West Suburban Enhanced Drug/Gang Enforcement task force executed a search warrant at his home in the 4200 block of Blanchan Avenue on April 26.
Police targeted Emil J. Klanyac after receiving multiple complaints of suspicious activity and suspected drug dealing at the house, said Lt. Edward Petrak.
At 2:45 p.m. on April 26, nine officers from WEDGE converged on Klanyac's home and arrested him as he left in a tan Mercury, a vehicle for which police had a search warrant.
After stopping the vehicle nearby, police reported finding in the car a plastic bag containing cocaine. They also reported recovering from Klanyac's person two prescription pain pills and $170 in cash.
Using drug-sniffing dogs, police reported 19 grams of cocaine from Klanyac's vehicles and inside his home, along with about 150 prescription pills and 14 grams of cannabis, along with $214 in cash.
In addition, police reported recovering two revolvers, ammunition for the two guns, knives, drug paraphernalia, a laptop computer, two flat-screen TVs and a Nazi flag.
Klanyac was charged with two felony counts of unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, three counts of possession of a controlled substance, two counts of manufacture/delivery a controlled substance, possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia.
In 2003, Klanyac was convicted of possession of a controlled substance, receiving a sentence of 30 months' probation. He later served 60 days in Cook County Jail after violating his parole.
He is being held in Cook County Jail with bail set at $10,000 pending a May 23 court hearing at Maybrook.
Ran, couldn't hide
Brookfield police last week arrested a Melrose Park man, who eluded arrest back on April 10 when he allegedly shoved a Brookfield officer to the ground, injuring him, during a traffic stop.
Cheyanne D. Wright, 22, was taken into custody at his home by a WEDGE officer about 7 p.m. on April 26.
Police had been looking for Wright ever since he bolted from the scene of a traffic stop in the 3400 block of Madison Avenue, Brookfield, about 11:10 p.m. on April 10.
Wright was reportedly driving a vehicle without a front license plate when he was stopped by police. When the arresting officer learned that Wright's license was suspended and that he was wanted on a warrant, he tried to handcuff Wright.
But Wright reportedly threw the officer to the ground, injuring the officer's right hand and knee. Wright ran from the scene, but left the vehicle, which police traced to an address in Melrose Park where Wright's girlfriend lived.
Wright was charged with aggravated battery, resisting arrest and obstructing justice. He's being held at Cook County Jail with bail set at $30,000, awaiting a May 2 court date.
Broadview resident Camaudy D. Stone, 20, faces two counts of aggravated assault and one count of battery related to an April 20 incident outside of Riverside-Brookfield High School.
Stone turned himself in to police on April 24 after police made it known he was wanted for questioning in connection with the case. An 18-year-old resident of North Riverside, who is a student at the school, told police Stone had threatened him with a knife and had struck an 18-year-old female student who was with him.
The male student and Stone reportedly have a history of bad blood between them, according to police. Stone reportedly told police he pulled out a hair pick, not a knife, and said he didn't intentionally hit the female student.
He is free on bond awaiting a June 12 court date.
DUI, sidewalk driving
Riverside police charged Berwyn resident Eugene Duff, 31, with driving under the influence of alcohol after he reportedly drove his 2007 Ford Explorer over two garbage cans and into the backyard of a home in the 700 block of Selborne Road just before 4 a.m. on April 29.
According to the police report, a resident of the 3000 block of Harlem Avenue called to report a noise coming from the alley area behind the building. When police arrived, they saw the Explorer on the concrete walkway leading toward the Selborne Road home.
Duff reportedly failed field sobriety tests at the Riverside police station but refused to submit to a breath test. He was also charged with driving on the sidewalk.
These items were obtained from police reports filed by the Riverside, North Riverside and Brookfield police departments, April 23-30, and represent a portion of the incidents to which police responded. Unless otherwise indicated, anybody named in these reports has only been charged with a crime. These cases have not been adjudicated.
- Compiled by Bob Uphues