No gun charges, but two face misdemeanors after 6-hour SWAT standoff in Lincoln Park

SWAT officers arrive at the incident on Clybourn. | Provided

Chicago police say a crime lab is still studying the two assault rifles, seven handguns, and a pile of ammunition that cops seized after a 6-hour SWAT stand-off with an AirBnB party in Lincoln Park on Sunday.

And so far, only two of the 30-plus persons in attendance at the party have been charged with any wrong-doing. Neither case involves firearms.

Juwan Noel, 21, of the West Pullman neighborhood was charged with misdemeanor theft of lost or mislaid property after being arrested at the party.

Prosecutors said Noel had possession of the keys to a stolen vehicle that was recovered in the parking lot of the party house. The white Nissan Versa had been taken from DeKalb, IL, according to police records. Noel told officers that he fell asleep at the party and the keys were in bed next to him when he woke up, so he took them.

Judge Sophia Atcherson released Noel on a recognizance bond.

The second person charged is Chiquita Woods, 32. Police said she gave a false name as they tried to sort out the details of the party. She was charged with misdemeanor obstruction of identification before being released on a recognizance bond.

As CWBChicago previously reported, a third person was taken into custody after police learned that he was wanted for questioning—but not for arrest—in connection with a homicide. That man was later released without being charged.

Police responded to a six-unit home in the 2400 block of North Clybourn at 8:09 a.m. Sunday after two women reported that they had locked themselves in a bathroom because people had guns at a party in the building. Moments later, another 911 caller reported that a woman had been pistol-whipped by a man at the party, police said.

Other officers on the scene began running license plates of vehicles in the home’s parking lot, and two stolen cars were located. Both vehicles were recovered for their owners.

No injuries were reported by police. Clybourn Avenue re-opened to traffic shortly after 3 p.m. following a nearly seven-hour closure.
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