Three people who celebrated the Bears' season-opener with a few cocktails and few gun rounds shot at a nearby berm were arrested on gun charges Sunday, Joliet police said.
A Roth Drive homeowner called police at about 6:15 p.m. when they heard gunshots east of their house and found a bullet hole in their siding, Cmdr. Al Roechner said. As officers were getting the details, they heard more shots being fired and traced them to a home at 1411 Prairie Creek Drive, he said. The home is located in the Fall Creek subdivision, not far from Theodore Street and Drauden Road.
There, they found two men sitting in lawn chairs and a woman and a 9-year-old boy sitting on a porch, Roechner said.
The adults admitted they had been drinking and decided to celebrate the Bears' 24-21 comeback victory over the Cincinnati Bengals by taking turns firing a 9mm handgun into a berm, he said.
Police recovered 20 spent shells from the area, he said.
Daniel A. Borowiec, 33, who lives at the Prairie Creek house, was charged with reckless discharge of a firearm, possession of ammunition without an FOID card and resisting/obstructing a peace officer.
Casandra D. Metroz, 33, who also lives at 1411 Prairie Creek and is the mother of the 9-year-old boy, was charged with reckless discharge of a firearm and endangering the life/health of a child.
Jeffrey M. Jalley, 31, of 9306 W. 141st Place, Orland Park, was charged with reckless discharge of a firearm and possession of ammunition without an FOID card.
All three are being held in the Will County jail.