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Portage PD: SWAT Team finds weapons at reported gang member's residence

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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 happen.”


Posted 4/23/2012