River Grove charges pair with child endangerment
Updated: December 16, 2012 6:35AM
RIVER GROVE — Police say a father-daughter walk along busy Thatcher Avenue led to the arrest of the child’s parents Friday.
George Ramos, 28, of 2553 N. 1st Ave., River Grove was arrested at 4:02 p.m. on the 2600 block of Thatcher Avenue and charged with endangering the life of a child, resisting arrest and threatening a police officer.
Samantha Scanlon, 26, of 305 S. 46th Ave., Northlake was arrested shortly thereafter at the River Grove Police Department, 2621 N. Thatcher Ave. Scanlon was also charged with endangering the life of a child.
According to River Grove Police Sgt. Jack Glowinski, the police department received a call of someone walking with a small child southbound on the 2600 block of Thatcher Avenue. Police went to the area and stopped Ramos on Thatcher, Glowinski said.
Glowinski said the police have had contact with Ramos in the past and transported him and his daughter to their home. Ramos allegedly became upset and threatened the police and was taken into custody, police said.
While at the police department, Ramos allegedly refused to get out of the police car and threatened to kill the police officers, Glowinski said.
The child’s mother was called to pick her daughter up at the police department. She allegedly told police that, in the past, Ramos allegedly threatened to kill himself around his children and if he didn’t get to see them. The pair also have a son.
Glowinski said Scanlon was placed under arrest because she allegedly placed her daughter in an unhealthy environment, based on Ramos’ remarks to her and his past actions.
Ramos is scheduled to appear in court Nov. 14. Scanlon’s court date is Dec. 28.