Police made one other gun-related arrest at Naperville’s TopGolf facility final weekend. That makes 5 since September.

The newest occurred on New 12 months’s Eve when Dequan J. Dent Davis, 26 of Calumet Metropolis, was taken into custody on the 3211 Odyssey Courtroom venue and charged with felony counts of aggravated illegal use of a weapon, in keeping with police stories.

Davis was arrested after police noticed a firearm inside his automobile whereas on patrol in TopGolf’s car parking zone, Naperville police Cmdr. Michaus Williams stated.

A second particular person — Evan Bradley Edwards, 34, of Davenport, Iowa — was arrested on the similar time on a warrant issued exterior of Naperville, Williams stated.

Davis’ arrest continues what has been a pattern at Topgolf’s Naperville facility. Over a two-month interval final fall, police made four separate, but similar gun busts there — all ensuing from an officer recognizing a gun by means of a automobile window whereas doing a foot patrol of the venue’s car parking zone.

After the fourth bust, police stated they have been working with TopGolf to maintain an in depth eye on security.

“Clearly, by means of proactive policing, we’ve been taking some firearms out of the TopGolf lot” from people who find themselves not allowed to have them or have had their gun possession rights revoked, Naperville Police Chief Jason Arres stated at a Naperville Metropolis Council assembly in November. “However what I wish to say is, you realize, TopGolf is simply as involved as we’re from (a) security standpoint.”

Arres reiterated that message this week.

“We’ll stay proactive,” he stated. “The incidents aren’t slowing all the way down to the liking of us or the TopGolf, however … we’ll proceed to accomplice with them to finally get this quantity all the way down to zero.”

Arres stated that to his data, none of these arrested at TopGolf over the previous few months “have any ties to one another.” Moderately, he stated the TopGolf car parking zone “is only a troublesome space for (the enterprise) to trace if there’s weapons coming in.”

On town’s finish, the chief stated, “(Our officers are) going the place the information is and being proactive in these areas to maintain this group protected.”


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