Glendale Heights man charged with shoving Elmhurst firefighter during roadside stop

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  • Published: 08/09/2018 01:26 PM

A Glendale Heights man and woman have been charged following an incident in which an Elmhurst firefighter reportedly was shoved during a roadside assistance attempt. Joseph D. Schenk, 31, of the 1500 block of Jill Court, was charged with aggravated battery, possession of a controlled substance and obstructing a peace officer, and Mayrel J. Gamez, 25, of the 1500 block of Jill Court, was charged with obstructing a peace officer and criminal trespass to motor vehicle following the incident that reportedly occurred about 6:21 p.m. July 31 at Lake Street and Church Road in Elmhurst. Elmhurst Deputy Police Chief Mike McLean said Schenk and Gamez reportedly stopped the vehicle they were in while they were in traffic on Lake Street, and Elmhurst Fire Department personnel pulled up behind them in a department vehicle. The personnel inquired as to the welfare of Schenk and Gamez, anticipating their vehicle had broken down.


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