Geneva police cited Mark Chroust, 25, of Geneva for disorderly conduct after an incident at around 7:30 p.m. April 10 at Graham’s Chocolates, 302 S. Third St.
According to reports, officers were advised that a male subject was being hostile toward people, screaming profanities at another male subject, a female subject and two children.
Police located Chroast in the south parking lot of the Geneva train depot. Chroast said several times that he would not speak to police and began to walk away, reports said.
The officer advised Chroast that if he didn’t speak with police, he would be charged with disorderly conduct. Chroast again walked away, and police began to take him under arrest. Chroast attempted to pull away, saying, “You can’t arrest me; I can yell at anyone I want,” according to reports.
Police escorted Chroast to his residence.
The complainant later told police he had been walking in the 300 block of South Third Street listening to his iPod when he was approached by a person matching Chroast’s description. Reports said Chroast lunged at the man, who then spoke to several employees at Graham’s, and they advised him that Chroast was yelling at them, as well.
The complainant said he called police because he was fearful Chroast might harm someone.
The disorderly conduct citation caries a $50 fine if paid by its due date.
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