In the past two weeks in downtown Oak Park, there have been two gun-related incidents, one of which resulted in the arrest of two Oak Park men.
Aaron Stull, 36, was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon at his residence in the 600 block of Lake Street, according to a police report. The weapon was concealed, uncased and had ammunition available — upping the charge to a felony, according to Oak Leaves.
In the same incident, Anthony Siciliano, 28, of the 200 block of Lake Street, was charged with unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, according to the police report.
Detective Cmdr. LaDon Reynolds told Oak Leaves that police set up surveillance near Stull’s residence after receiving a tip that Siciliano was trying to buy a gun.
On June 21, Siciliano attempted to buy the weapon but spotted police, ran away and dropped the bag, which police recovered. Inside, they found ammunition and a .38 caliber revolver. Stull was arrested shortly after the incident.
Siciliano has been arrested for theft, drugs and arson previously, Reynolds told Oak Leaves. Stull has no previous record with Oak Park police.
Both are scheduled to appear at the Maybrook courthouse on July 1.
These arrests took place six days after a downtown Oak Park gunfire incident.
In the 800 block of Lake Street on June 15, a 20-year-old Oak Park man was the "alleged victim" of gunfire, police at the time, though there were no injuries reported.
"He reported he was involved in an altercation," Reynolds said, adding that the incident "appears isolated." Police are continuing their investigation into the June 15 matter.