Police Bust up a Satan's Disciples Summit in Centennial Park
An informant told the cops that the gang has been meeting in Oak Lawn.
Oak Lawn police broke up a gang summit Friday in a local park and arrested three men who they charged with disorderly conduct, reports said.
Acting on a tip that members of Satan’s Disciples from 99th Street and Harlem Avenue have been holding meetings in Oak Lawn, police spotted three of Satan’s helpers having what appeared to be a meeting in Centennial Park at 9299 S. Nashville Ave., police said.
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Oak Lawn Park District staff told police they were aware of the gang meetings on park property and were alarmed by it. The park district requested police enforcement, reports said.
Officers said they were familiar with the men and knew them to be documented members of Satan’s Disciples. Police approached the men and identified them as Joseph D. Wentz, 19, of Bridgeview; John T. Gram, 18, of Worth; and Earle B. Delaney, 18, of Robbins.
Police said Gram showed up as missing out of Chicago. He was taken to the Oak Lawn police station where it was later determined that the Chicago Police Department had forgotten to take Gram out of that database.
Gram’s yellow and black hat, sweatshirt, T-shirt, bandana and shoes were seized under the Illinois Streetgang Terrorism Omniubus Act.
All three men were cited with disorderly conduct given a hearing date of Nov. 15 at Oak Lawn Village Hall.