Woman Arrested at Bridgeview Courthouse After Weapon Found

Feb 24, 2016Press Release

A 47-year-old Oak Lawn woman was arrested after Sheriff’s deputies at the Bridgeview Courthouse found her with a loaded revolver, Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today.

Denise Smith

A loaded .38 caliber Smith & Wesson revolver was found on Denise Smith’s person while she was going through the courthouse security screening this morning at the Bridgeview Courthouse, according to the Sheriff’s Police investigation. Sheriff’s deputies took Smith into custody.

Sheriff’s Police learned that Smith did not have a concealed carry license nor did she have a valid Firearm Owner Identification (FOID) card. She has been charged with unlawful use of a weapon on government property, a class 3 felony, and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon – no FOID, a class 4 felony.

Bridgeview Courthouse Weapon

Smith is scheduled to appear for a bond hearing tomorrow (Thursday) at the Bridgeview Courthouse.

Sheriff Dart reminds the public that the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty by the government in a court of law.