A Blue Grass man was arrested early Monday morning after Rock Island police found him naked and covered in cooking spray.
According to police records, Chad William Forber, 41, of 6020 145th St., Blue Grass, was arrested at 3:27 a.m. Monday in the 2200 block of 3rd Avenue. Rock Island County Circuit Court records indicated that he was charged Monday with one count each of possession of less than 5 grams of methamphetamine, resisting or obstructing a peace officer and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Deputy Rock Island police chief Jeff VenHuizen said police were called for a report of a naked man on the sidewalk. When officers arrived, he said, they found Mr. Forber wearing only a towel and carrying a pair of shorts. Mr. Forber reportedly told police he took the shorts off because they were too big and would not stay on.
Deputy Chief VenHuizen said people had reported seeing Mr. Forber in The District earlier in the evening.
"He had been seen standing naked in front of one of the establishments down there," he said. "He had lathered himself up with Crisco cooking spray."
After repeatedly telling Mr. Forber to put the shorts on, officers arrested him, Deputy Chief VenHuizen said. When they searched his shorts, he said, they found a small amount of what they believe to be methamphetamine in his pocket. He said Mr. Forber also was carrying a container of cooking spray.
A Rock Island County Jail staffer said Mr. Forber was in custody on Monday afternoon. His bond was $40,000.
Today is Tuesday, Sept. 16, the 259th day of 2014. There are 106 days left in the year.
1864 — 150 years ago: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business. 1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments. 1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace. 1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually. 1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area. 1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.