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News Release: River Forest Police Arrest Offender Responsible for Wednesday Night Domestic Battery and Concordia University Lockdown Incident

October, 19, 2018

Adan M. Ibarra, 33, of the 1800 block of Ogilby in Rockford, was arrested by River Forest Police on Thursday evening, October 18, 2018, for Domestic Battery. River Forest Police had responded to Concordia University on October 17, 2018 for the report of a Domestic Battery. The offender fled from police upon their arrival on the Concordia University campus, which prompted a lockdown to ensure the safety of the staff and students. River Forest Police along with personnel and support from the Cicero, Elmwood Park, Forest Park, and Oak Park Police Departments searched the buildings and grounds to ensure that the offender had left campus and that the community was safe prior to releasing the school lockdown.

Ibarra was identified as the offender in the Domestic Battery through further investigation. Although initial attempts to locate Ibarra were unsuccessful, Detectives were able to make contact with Ibarra and he was placed under arrest without incident. Further investigation revealed that Ibarra had an active arrest warrant issued by the Illinois State Police for traffic offenses. Ibarra was charged with Domestic Battery, plus processed on the active warrant, and is scheduled to appear in court at Cook County’s Fourth District Courthouse on October 28, 2018 at 9:00am. Ibarra’s bond was set at $30,000/10%, with additional conditions of bond, on October 19, 2018.

“Our Department worked in concert with school officials and outside law enforcement agencies to ensure that both the university campus and bordering neighborhoods were safe. We are pleased to have located and arrested the offender, plus be able to provide support to the victim of a domestic violence incident.” – Chief James O’Shea

The public is reminded that a signed complaint 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.

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