Damond Hayes, of Midlothian, was arrested Tuesday, July 5th, after police were dispatched to the Oak Lawn Hilton Hotel for a noise disturbance.
At about 2:50 am, a Hilton security officer went to a room on the 8th floor where a loud party was being held. The security officer observed about 15 people in the room. He informed the person who booked the room that only 4 people were allowed and everyone else had to leave.
The security officer then returned to the lobby and waited for the group to leave. After waiting ten minutes, no one had exited the hotel. The security officer then called Oak Lawn Police for assistance in removing the occupants of the room.
When OLPD officers knocked on the hotel room door, they could observe 20 to 25 people in the room. The security officer again instructed the patrons to leave, but they continued to ignore him, none made any move toward the door. The security officer made the same request time and again, to no avail.
Police officers then entered the room and instructed everyone to leave, informing them that if they remained, it would be considered criminal trespassing. Officers heard numerous people concealed within a bathroom. For officer safety, they were instructed to come out of the bathroom.
As the bathroom door began to open, an intoxicated Damond Hayes approached in an attempt to close the bathroom door. Officers instructed him to step back and that any further approach toward an officer would be considered assault to a police officer. Hayes briefly complied, stepping back.
As the people in the bathroom exited, Hayes aggressively approached an officer, stating that it was his room. Officers again ordered him to step back. Other intoxicated patrons attempted to restrain Hayes, who pushed away and aggressively postured toward the officer again. The other patrons were able to drag him back.
Patrons eventually began to gather their belongings and exit. But Hayes continued to refuse to leave. Officers requested that another patron escort Hayes out of the room. Hayes resisted as he was being led out. As he crossed the threshold of the door, Hayes spun around violently to square his chest and face the officer.
Believing that Hayes was about to batter him, the officer grabbed Hayes’ arms, informing him he was under arrest for criminal trespassing and assault. Hayes jerked his body and arms away from the officer in an attempt to defeat arrest. Another officer grabbed Hayes’ arms and body to assist the arrest.
Hayes continued to resist, refusing to obey commands to lay on the ground and stop resisting. An officer eventually un-holstered his taser, aiming at Hayes’s stomach. Hayes kicked another officer in the legs and arm. With the taser activated, the officer gave Hayes four more opportunities to obey his command to lay on his stomach and cease resisting. Hayes finally complied, without the taser being discharged.
In the struggle, officers suffered lacerations and bruising to arms and legs, as well as a sprained wrist and thumb.
Damond Hayes was cited for criminal trespass to property, resisting a peace officer, aggravated assault to a peace officer, and felony aggravated battery to a peace officer.
Daniel Moore, of Rock Island, was arrested Saturday, July 9th, after police observed him driving 50 mph in a 30 mph zone.
Police patrolling 95th Street observed a Cadillac pass them at a high rate of speed. Officers performed a u-turn and activated their radar and measured the speed of the Cadillac at 20 mph over the posted speed limit.
Officers activated the emergency lights to curb the vehicle. When officers approached the vehicle, they noticed that both the driver, Daniel Moore, and the passenger were covered in blood. Both had blood on their hands, arms and faces.
Officers asked if they were on the way to the hospital. They said they were not. The occupants of the Cadillac explained that they had just gotten into a bar fight in Chicago and were driving around to blow off steam. They were headed to the White Castle at 95th & Cicero to get something to eat before going home.
Officers checked with the Chicago Police Department who advised that there were no incidents or complaints at that time fitting the description of the bar fight. Both occupants declined medical attention.
While speaking with Moore, officers observed that his eyes were bloodshot and glassy, and there was a strong odor of alcohol on his breath. Moore confirmed that he had been drinking, about 4 beers, shortly before driving.
Moore failed three field sobriety tests, then declined to submit to a breath test after initially agreeing to one.
Daniel Moore was cited for driving under the influence, speeding, and no proof of insurance.