Chicago police arrest man, find AK-47 in his home


Share
Posted Online: Jan. 10, 2013, 9:29 am
Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story

CHICAGO (AP) Chicago Police responding to a landlord's report that a tenant had pointed a gun at him found an AK-47 assault rifle and nearly 400 rounds of ammunition in the tenant's home.

Department officials say 54-year-old Frank Johnson is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, unlawful use of a weapon and possession of ammunition without a Firearm Owners Identification Card. Officers in the Grand Crossing District on the city's South Side made the discovery after the landlord in Johnson's building called police Tuesday night.

The arrest came hours after Superintendent Garry McCarthy told reporters that officers have seized about 180 firearms this year, after seizing about 7,400 firearms last year.

It wasn't immediately known if Johnson has an attorney.
















 




Local events heading








  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.





(More History)