Media Release - 
Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest and Recovery of Gun
November 1, 2013
On November 1, 2013 the Mulberry Court Resident Police Officer was on patrol in his neighborhood when he observed suspicious activity from subjects in a vehicle and conducted a traffic stop in the area of Allison Drive and Jane Drive. While conducting the investigation two subjects in the vehicle fled on foot. One subject, identified as 19 year old, Devonne L. Montgomery, of Crestwood, was apprehended in the 200 block of Robert Drive after a short foot pursuit, and taken into custody on two outstanding criminal warrants.


While officers continued to investigate the incident, a citizen advised officers that they observed Montgomery throw an item in the bushes where he was apprehended. Officers searched the area and recovered a loaded handgun.


The facts of the case were reviewed by the Kane County State's Attorney's Office and Montgomery was ordered held on the following charges until bond call tomorrow morning:   


  • Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon (public way)- Class 4 felony
  • Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon (loaded)- Class 4 felony
  • Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon (no FOID card)- Class 4 felony


The second subject, a 17 year old male Elgin resident, was apprehended in the area of Kathleen and Meyer after a citizen reported a subject hiding and running in the yards. The juvenile was taken into custody and charged with two counts of Obstructing a Police Officer, a class A misdemeanor, and was released to family members.  


It should be noted that officers were assisted greatly by residents in the neighborhood providing witness information.  It is cooperation such as this that continues to improve the Elgin community.   



The public is reminded that an arrest is not evidence of guilt and that all defendants in a criminal case are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.


Elgin Police Department, 151 Douglas Ave., Elgin IL 60120 
847-289-2700 (non-emergency)
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