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 Wednesday, April 23, the 113th day of 2014. There are 252 days left in the year.
1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses. 1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000. 1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city. 1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association. 1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College. 1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.