Naper St. Patrick’s Day reveler charged with crimes at Irish pub
BY BILL BIRD firstname.lastname@example.org March 19, 2013 6:44PM
Solomon E. Brown, 32, of Naperville’s north side, faces trial on charges of criminal trespassing and criminal damage to property, following an unlucky St. Patrick’s Day visit to Quigley’s Irish Pub in the city’s downtown. | Courtesy of the Naperville Police Department.
Updated: April 21, 2013 6:40AM
It’s often said everybody is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day.
But where “the luck of the Irish” is concerned? Well, clearly some people are luckier than others.
Case in point: Solomon E. Brown. He faces trial on charges of trespassing and damaging property, after allegedly getting his Irish up during a St. Patrick’s Day altercation at Quigley’s Irish Pub in downtown Naperville.
Brown, 32, lives on the 800 block of Benedetti Drive, just west of Naperville North High School. His misadventure began late Sunday afternoon at the popular tavern at 43 E. Jefferson Ave.
Naperville police Sgt. Lou Cammiso confirmed “Brown was ejected from Quigley’s ... at approximately 4:30 p.m., due to starting a shoving match with other patrons.”
“Brown returned to the bar about 11 p.m., and when staff saw him there, (they) asked him to leave,” Cammiso wrote Tuesday in an e-mail. “Brown left, but on the way out, intentionally knocked over an outdoor space heater on the patio, causing damage to same.”
Police charged Brown with criminal trespass to land and criminal damage to property. He is free on bond and awaiting arraignment in DuPage County Circuit Court in Wheaton.
An examination of court records revealed Brown in May 2011 was found guilty of driving under the influence of alcohol. A judge ordered him to perform 100 hours of community service work, placed him on 18 months of supervision and had him pay fines and legal costs, records indicated.
Brown’s vehicle in that case was curbed at Spring Avenue and Webster Street near downtown Naperville. Police arrested him about 2:16 a.m. March 18, 2011, little more than two hours after that year’s St. Patrick’s Day had drawn to a close.