The Portage Police Department’s SWAT Team recovered a cache of weapons from
the residence of a reputed member of a Chicago gang on Friday, the PPD said.
According to police, at 9 a.m. the SWAT Team executed a warrant at the
residence of Tevin Carlisle, 18, at 1410 Camelot.
Carlisle—reported a member of the Insane King Cobras, founded in 1980 on
Chicago’s South Side—was wanted on charges of criminal gang activity and
intimidation, police said.
Recovered from the scene were an SKS assault rifle, a 20-gauge shotgun, a
Kel-Tec pistol, numerous rounds of ammunition, large knives, prescription
pills, more than $500 in cash, and “numerous pieces of graffiti on the
Insane King Cobras,” police said. “Additional charges against Mr. Carlisle
are pending as a result of what was found inside the residence.”
“The Portage Police Department will not stand for criminal gang activity in
our city,” Portage Police Chief Troy Williams said. “Those that choose to
participate in this type of behavior can expect the same response. We are
committed to protecting the residents and ensure we have a safe community
for our children to grow up in. As chief, I am committed to making this