GENEVA – A Chicago resident was charged with felony disorderly conduct at a Geneva engineering firm for making a false 911 call by pulling the fire alarm when he knew there was no fire, according to police reports.
Nicholas G. Makropoulos, 39, of the 6400 block of South Sayre Avenue, Chicago, was charged Aug. 9 after Geneva and West Chicago fire departments, and Geneva police, responded to a fire alarm activation at about 3:30 a.m. at Peacock Engineering, 1800 Averill Road, reports stated.
West Chicago firefighters responded to assist Geneva due to the size of the building, reports stated.
In the meantime, Tri-Com Central Dispatch received a call from a manager at Peacock Engineering asking for police assistance with an intoxicated person, reports stated.
Police met with Makropoulos in the vestibule of the employee entrance and noted his speech was slurred and that he was lethargic, reports stated.
Makropoulos was in the vestibule after being told he could not work his shift because of his impairment, reports stated.
Makropoulos called 911 to request an ambulance, then walked across the vestibule to where the fire alarm pull was located, then the alarm began to sound, reports stated.
Fire officials later confirmed that the fire alarm was activated from the vestibule where Makropoulos was located, reports stated.
Makropoulos was held in the Kane County jail on $3,000 bail, with 10 percent or $300 bond until Aug. 16, when he was released on a $10,000 personal recognizance bond, court records show.
He is scheduled to appear in court again Sept. 20.