Bolingbrook man sentenced on weapons, drug charges
BY BILL BIRD email@example.com November 23, 2012 9:12PM
Timothy N. Tonkin, 23, of Bolingbrook, has been fined and ordered to perform community service work, after being arrested twice in nine days last summer by Naperville police on weapons and marijuana-possession charges. | Courtesy of Naperville Police Department
Updated: December 26, 2012 6:38AM
A man Naperville police arrested twice in nine days last summer on narcotics- and weapons-related charges has been convicted and sentenced for those crimes.
Timothy N. Tonkin, 23, of Bolingbrook, was found guilty in DuPage County Circuit Court of a felony charge of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and a misdemeanor count of possession of more than 10 but not more than 30 grams of marijuana, according to court records.
Judge Kathryn E. Creswell on Monday sentenced Tonkin to eight days in DuPage County Jail in the weapons case. Tonkin spent four days in jail following his arrest, and with day-for-day credit for good behavior, has already completed that term.
Records indicated Creswell also ordered Tonkin to perform 120 hours of community service work, spend two years on probation and pay a total of $1,377 in fines and court costs.
Judge Bruce R. Kelsey on Monday sentenced Tonkin for the marijuana crime, records showed. Tonkin in that matter was placed on a year of conditional discharge - a form of probation - and assessed $882 in fines and legal fees, according to records.
A total of seven other charges that had been filed against Tonkin were dismissed.
Naperville police first arrested Tonkin about 10 p.m. July 21, after he and several associates were seen standing on the top-floor ledge of the city’s public parking deck at 43 W. Van Buren Ave. A caller to 911 expressed concern they were in danger of falling, a police spokesman said in July.
A subsequent search of Tonkin’s black, 2002 Chevrolet pickup truck yielded what proved to be 18.1 grams of marijuana and a smoking pipe, the spokesman said.
Tonkin was arrested again about 10:30 p.m. July 30 near the Jewel-Osco store at 127 E. Ogden Ave. A patrol officer observed Tonkin’s truck turn into the lot and then drive over a curb, the spokesman said.
The officer followed Tonkin and noted the odor of burning marijuana in the cab area, the spokesman said. A search of the truck turned up a loaded, .22-caliber handgun and a total of 19 bullets designed for use in three other weapons, the spokesman said.