A parked Mercedes Benz at a local motel led to a gun drawn police stop, charges in Oak Lawn for criminal trespass to a vehicle and perhaps upcoming charges in Chicago for filing a false police report.
A Chicago man, Dwayne Long, had filed a police report in Chicago, on January 11th, claiming that two black males had entered his yard, pointed a gun at him and demanded the keys to the Mercedes. Long told the Chicago detective that he complied with the request and handed over his keys to the men who Long claimed then handed the keys to a black female who was standing just outside the yard. Long told the police that he didn’t know the men or the woman.
On Saturday January 13th, Oak Lawn police officers noticed the car parked in the Miami Motel parking lot in Oak Lawn at about 9:30 a.m.. The car was reported stolen so the officers checked to see if anyone was registered in the motel with that car. After finding the room, the officers approached the room.
Around the same time, a man and a woman were seen by other Oak Lawn officers walking back to the car and entering it. The second officer blocked the exit to stop the car from exiting the lot.
The original Chicago police report had noted the car was stolen and that the robbery had occurred at gunpoint. Officers were advised to assume that the occupants were armed. As such, the Oak Lawn police conducted a felony stop with their weapons drawn and removed both occupants from the car at gunpoint.
The driver, Conchetta Davis, and the passenger, Jarius Fairs, were handcuffed immediately as suspects. The police alleged that Davis voluntarily told the police that the car was her brother’s vehicle. In fact, it had dealer plates and was registered to Mercedes Benz of Orland Park. Dwayne Long, who had claimed that he was the victim of a robbery, had possession of the car as a loaner.
When contacted Long stuck to his story that the car had been stolen at gunpoint.
Fairs said that he had met Davis a few weeks earlier while he was walking down the street in his neighborhood. He also told Oak Lawn police officers that Davis had picked him up at about 1:00 am in the morning and that they drove to the motel. He said he was unaware that the car was stolen but he allegedly admitted to knowing it belonged to the dealership and not to Davis.
Davis allegedly told several stories but eventually recanted her previous versions and admitted that she knew Dwayne Long for about thirteen years. However, she said she had breakfast at Dwayne’s house and that he allowed her to borrow the car and told her to bring it back in a few hours.
Davis said she was at a friend’s house on the west side when she began receiving texts from Dwayne telling her to bring the car back. She ignored the texts even after Dwayne sent a message that he had reported the car stolen.
Davis told the officers that this story was the truth and she could prove it by showing the text messages. the officers gained permission to unlock the phone and verified that there were texts from a phone that they could match to Dwayne Long.
Davis, a 28 year old black woman, was charged with criminal trespass to a vehicle and driving on a suspended license. Fair, a 29 year old black male, was charged with criminal trespass to a vehicle. Davis provided a Blue Island address to the police. Fair provided a Chicago address.
The Chicago police could charge Long with filing a false police report.