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Assault, disorderly conduct at Portage Park haunted house

  • Carlos Rivera, 25, was charged with aggravated battery to a police officer.
Carlos Rivera, 25, was charged with aggravated battery to a police officer.
October 21, 2013|By Rachel Cromidas, @rachelcromidas | RedEye

A Northwest Side haunted house had some scares it didn't plan for this weekend when several people were arrested for disorderly conduct, and one for punching an off-duty police officer in the face, county prosecutors said.

Two people charged with crimes were brought through the Cook County Criminal Courthouse Monday afternoon after being arrested at the "Catacombs," a haunted house at Saint Pascal in Portage Park.

Noelle Siewarine, 19, was charged with aggravated battery, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest after she allegedly spit on a police officer's face while he was arresting her boyfriend for disorderly conduct on Sunday afternoon. According to the police report, Siewarine was shouting "[bleep] you police," at officers and other haunted house patrons while standing in line and making obscene gestures.

Siewarine was released on a $10,000 I-bond with electronic home monitoring by Judge Adam D. Bourgeois Jr., who said, "You don't get to go around spitting in the face of police officers and get to just walk out of jail."

One day earlier, Carlos Rivera, 25, was arrested and charged with aggravated battery to a police officer after he allegedly punched an off-duty officer working security at the haunted house in the face.

Rivera, of the 3000 block of North Karlov Avenue, was with his wife and children when the victim, in his capacity as security guard, tried to escort the wife off the premise for disorderly conduct, prosecutors said. Prosecutors said the wife appeared to be intoxicated and was behaving disruptively.

Rivera punched the man in the face once, according to court records, and then several times again after the man identified himself as an off-duty officer. The 28-year-old man was treated for a fractured skull and other injuries at the Resurrection North Hospital.

Rivera. who appeared in court with multiple bruises on his face, was ordered held on $500,000 bond.

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