POLICE: 44 Live Rounds Discovered Under Gang Member’s Hood
A man who police say is an out-of-town gang member was pulled over in Oak Lawn by an undercover Chicago gang crimes officer.
A Minooka man known to police as a gang member was charged with unlawful possession of firearm ammunition on Dec. 14, reports said.
Oak Lawn police observed an unmarked Crown Victoria attempting to stop a tan Cadillac on the 9000 block of South Austin Avenue around 11:40 p.m.
The officer met with the driver of the Crown Victoria who identified himself as a Chicago police gang crimes officer. Noticing that the Caddy had an extremely loud muffler, the Oak Lawn officer recognized the driver, Ricky Anthony Kehoe, 27, as an active Satan’s Disciple member, reports said.
The Chicago gang officer had Kehoe step out of his car. Police said that Kehoe told them he did not have any weapons or other illegal items in his car.
Kehoe gave his verbal consent to police to search underneath the hood of his car. Officers found a box of federal .38-caliber, hollow-point ammunition wrapped in a red towel near the battery compartment. Inside the box were 44 live rounds, police said.
Kehoe was taken into custody after police verified that he did not have a FOID card. In addition to the possession charge, Oak Lawn police issued Kehoe a written citation for having an extremely loud muffler. His next court date is Feb. 24.
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