Unusual Disorderly Conduct Arrest at Delnor Hospital

The following information was supplied by the Geneva Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

An unusual, early-morning incident involving a slammed pamphlet holder in a hospital's front lobby resulted disorderly conduct charges leveled against a St. Charles man.

Geneva police arrested George Ghawi, 35, of St. Charles for disorderly conduct at around 1 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, in the 300 block of South Randall Road, Geneva police reports said.

According to the complaint in the 16th Judicial Circuit court, Ghawi “knowingly struck a plastic pamphlet holder on a counter top in the lobby of Delnor Hospital, causing the pamphlet holder to travel through the air and strike (the victim) in an unreasonable manner as to alarm (the victim) and provoke a breach of the peace.”

Ghawi has a court date of Sept. 18 at the Kane County Branch Court, 530 S. Randall Road, St. Charles.


Patch reports on law enforcement activity in Geneva, using information provided by official agencies. Persons charged with a crime, or issued a citation for violation of a local ordinance, are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. If you or a family member are charged with a crime or cited for a violation, and the charge or citation is subsequently adjudicated, we encourage you to notify Geneva editor Rick Nagel at rickn@patch.com and we will do follow-up reporting on the case.


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