Man jailed after allegedly breaking mother’s arm in River Forest
John I. Kim, 43, of 435 William St., River Forest, was arrested at his home Dec. 11 and charged with aggravated battery of a senior, a felony, and obstructing arrest.
Updated: January 21, 2013 2:50PM
RIVER FOREST — A 43-year-old River Forest man was arrested at his home Dec. 11 after allegedly pushing his mother to the floor during an argument four days earlier.
John I. Kim, 43, of 435 William St., River Forest, faces charges of aggravated battery of a senior, a felony, and obstructing arrest.
Police said Kim’s mother suffered a broken arm that required surgery.
Because officers were unable to locate Kim for four days, police said they requested a Cook County SWAT team to assist in entering Kim’s home.
Kim was reportedly unresponsive when officers forcibly entered the residence, police said. He was transported to Rush Oak Park Hospital for treatment, then released to police custody.
A court order of protection was placed against Kim, who was ordered held in lieu of $5,000 bond.
Deputy Chief Craig Rutz told the Oak Leaves that the department has responded to numerous calls the past several years from concerned citizens regarding Kim as a suspicious person walking around neighborhoods intimidating people.
“We’ve dealt with him repeatedly over the years,” Rutz said. “He’s someone to watch.”
In 2010, River Forest police charged Kim with two counts of battery to a police officer, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest after he allegedly used his umbrella to threaten people on the street and attempted to stab a police officer with the umbrella.