Police responding a complaint of a stolen bicycle on North 15th Street late Saturday encountered a suspect they described as intoxicated and belligerent whom they arrested after he reportedly shoved one of the officers.
Mark Alan Keska, 40, of the 100 block of North 15th Street, was arrested at 10:37 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013 at his home. The Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office authorized charges against Keska of felony aggravated battery to a peace officer, and resisting/obstructing a peace officer. He was being held in the Kane County Jail pending a court appearance.
According to the report, police responded to Keska’s home about 10:05 p.m. after a neighborhood resident reported that he had loaned his mountain bike to Keska, who now was refusing to return it. The bike’s owner told police he had gone to Keska’s apartment to retrieve his bike, but Keska refused to return it.
When officers knocked on Keska’s door, they heard him cursing St. Charles police before he opened the door while exhibiting a combative, hostile posture toward the officers. Police described Keska as heavily intoxicated.
Keska denied having a bicycle, and when one of the officers asked if they could look inside his apartment — and then stood on the tips of his toes to look over Keska’s shoulder into the apartment — Keska shoved the officer with one hand and denied him entry.
At that point, the officer attempted to arrest Keska, who resisted and retreated into his apartment with the officers in pursuit, the report states, and they handcuffed him and escorted him from the apartment.
But police said that as they left the building, a still-belligerent Keska then pulled away tried to run from the officers, who tackled him and then loaded him into a squad car, which took him to the St. Charles Police Department, 211 N. Riverside Drive.
The officers then returned to the apartment to look for the missing bicycle, which they found in a grassy, wooded area behind the apartment. The owner told police he had not put the bicycle there.
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