Naperville cop hospitalized after arresting ex-con

Gino J. Alomri
Gino J. Alomri

A 21-year-old convicted burglar remained in jail Tuesday night, after he allegedly bit a Naperville police officer and tried to hit him with his police radio during a scuffle that sent the officer to a hospital emergency room.

Gino J. Alomri lives on the 5S000 block of Spyglass Court, in the unincorporated Fairway of Country Lakes/Green of Country area of DuPage County near Naperville’s far northwest side. He is being held in DuPage County Jail on $100,000 bail, as well as a “no bond” hold that was placed on him by officials of the Illinois Department of Corrections in Springfield, according to jail records.

Alomri was paroled Aug. 6 from the Stateville Correctional Center in Crest Hill, after serving a four-year term for a November 2010 residential burglary in DuPage County. Court records show he now faces trial on charges of burglary, identity theft not exceeding $300 and resisting or obstructing a police officer causing injury.

Naperville police Sgt. Bill Davis confirmed Alomri was arrested about 12:30 p.m. July 8, during a disturbance at the Speedway service station at 631 N. Route 59, at the northwest corner of its intersection with North Aurora Road.

A clerk at the station called police after he or she “recognized (Alomri),” Davis wrote Tuesday in an email. Alomri several days earlier had allegedly been at the station “trying to use a stolen credit card that was taken from a vehicle in the 2900 block of Dearborn Court,” Davis said.

The alleged vehicular burglary occurred July 6, Davis said. Dearborn Court is just east of Route 59 and a few blocks north of the Speedway.

Davis said police determined Alomri, who also goes by the name Alomri-Martin, “was also wanted on a parole violation warrant. When the officer went to place (Alomri) under arrest for the warrant, (he) pulled away … and attempted to flee the store,” Davis said.

“The officer was able to grab ahold of him, but he continued to resist and struggle,” Davis said of Alomri. “During the struggle, (Alomri) attempted to strike the officer” with his portable police radio “and bit the officer in the arm.”

More police arrived at the scene and wrestled Alomri into handcuffs. Davis said the injured officer “sustained a cut and abrasions to his arm,” and was released later that day from Edward Hospital in Naperville, after undergoing treatment in the emergency room.

Alomri and another man were arrested in early April, after they allegedly stole at least one credit card from vehicles they had burglarized in the Willowbrook area. Court records indicated the charges against Alomri in that matter were dismissed later that month.

He is scheduled to appear Aug. 4 in DuPage County Circuit Court, to answer the charges in the Naperville case.

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