Local Police Reports

Domestic Call Ends With Arrest Over Remington 870 Shotgun

Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)– Police were dispatched to a residence in the first block of Indianwood Boulevard on September 7 at 5:22 a.m. An unidentified male subject called 911 and related that he needed police at that residence, and that a female subject in the residence had a shotgun.

When police arrived, they could see a female subject in the second-floor bedroom window. Police made contact with the female subject, later identified as Jennifer D. Lenburg, 31, 23 Indianwood Blvd., Park Forest. According to police, Lenburg told them that she had not called for the police and that the police were not needed at the residence. Police asked her where the male subject was and if there were any firearms in the residence. She related that a male subject was in an upstairs bedroom and that there were no firearms in the residence.

Police made verbal contact with a male subject and he related that he was coming downstairs to speak with police. After approximately 10 minutes, the male subject walked down the stairs. Police separated the two and Officer Vallow and Commander Winfrey went to the upstairs bedroom with Lendburg to check for any additional subjects and weapons.

While checking the bedroom, Officer Vallow and Commander Winfrey observed a 20 gauge Remington 870 shotgun in plain view. The weapon was lying on top of a pile of clothing in an open closet, according to police. Police checked the weapon and found that it was loaded with three Winchester shotgun shells. Police determined the shotgun belonged to Lendburg.

According to police, the male subject told them that he and Lendburg were involved in a verbal argument. He made a 911 call because he was angry with her, and related that he stated Lendburg had a shotgun because he wanted the police to come. He stated, "It was the only leverage I had," according to police. He said Lendburg never mentioned or handled the shotgun during the argument and did not threaten him with a weapon at any time.

Lendburg was checked through LEADS and found to not have an Illinois FOID card. Lendburg was arrested and charged with possessing a firearm without a valid FOID card. A shotgun was entered into evidence.