The caller sounded serious telling 9-1-1 operators he had been jumped by two males and two females. One of the males might have had a handgun according to the caller who was at 99th Place and Keeler Avenue.
The police responded quickly and found Erick Solis Medina inside his 2008 Nissan Sentra, which was stopped in the middle of 99th place at 1:45 a.m. on the 25th of last month.
The first officer claimed that he smelled alcohol coming from Solis Medina’s breath and the man had trouble focusing as he told his harrowing story.
As the story developed, it was a lot less scarier that the call led the police to believe. Solis-Medina told the police he was at his cousin’s house and had been drinking before arguing with his cousin and friends. He then left with the intention of driving to Plainfield.
The police couldn’t find evidence of Solis-Medina being jumped by anyone and the story seemed to come down to an argument at a house party. Solis allegedly told the police he arrived at the house party at about 10 p.m. and began drinking shots of spiced rum. Solis-Medina allegedly admitted to the police that he had 5 to 6 shots before stopping around midnight. He told the police he became embroiled in an argument with his girlfriend’s cousins and left the party.
According to the police, upon leaving the party, he called the police. Solis-Medina was arrested for driving under the influence.
After the arrest, a search of the Sentra was conducted which allowed the police to locate a large mason jar in a black duffel bag. Inside that bag, the police claim that they found 20 small plastic baggies containing what they believed was cannabis.
The police reported that they also found a black plastic BB gun and a small electronic scale. Solis-Medina spoke with the police and allegedly admitted that the cannabis was his but it was for personal consumption. When asked why it was in small bags that generally sell for $40 a piece, Solis-Medina replied that the baggies regulate his usage, according to the police. He even reportedly told the police that he pays only $10 per little baggie, which the police noted was quite a deal.
Hours later at 3:19 a.m. Solis-Medina agreed to a breathalyzer and hit a blood alcohol content number of .172 which is more than double the allowable amount for drivers in Illinois.
Solis-Medina ended the night with his somewhat self inflicted wounds by being charged with possession of cannabis and possession with intent to deliver in addition to the DUI charge. The possession with intent to deliver was a felony charge
Solis-Medina, is a 22 years old male who identified himself as white. He provided a Plainfield address to the police.