DeKalb County Special Operations Team Arrest Man Threatening Another with Gun on Hillcrest


On March 27, 2018 at 3:32AM, the City of DeKalb and Northern Illinois University Police Departments responded to 1024 West Hillcrest Drive for a report of a person threatening another with a gun. As officers were checking the building at 1024 West Hillcrest Drive they heard a semi-automatic pistol’s slide being moved back and forth. As the officers made their way up a flight of stairs, they observed a male holding a gun. The male fled into an apartment.

Officers made contact with the residents of that apartment. The residents gave conflicting stories as to how many people were inside the apartment. The residents had a few people exit the apartment and then told the officers that the apartment was empty of people. Officers from outside the apartment still observed a shadow of a person pacing inside.

The apartment complex was evacuated for the safety of the residents. With the assistance from the DeKalb County States Attorney’s Office, a search warrant was obtained for the suspect apartment. The DeKalb County Special Operations Team executed the court authorized search warrant at approximately 8:30AM.

Zane Collins was found barricaded in one of the bedrooms. The search of the apartment, resulted in the seizure of a loaded 9mm handgun, cannabis and other cannabis’ related contraband. DeKalb Police will continue to investigate and anticipate additional arrests in regards to the drugs found inside the apartment.

Zane V. Collins, 25 years of age, DeKalb IL 60115 (pictured above)
Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Possession of a Weapon without a FOID card, and Possession of Ammunition without a FOID card.

The contents of this press release are based upon the best information available to the DeKalb Police Department. The statements regarding the conduct of any person identified above are allegations until affirmatively proven in court. All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty.


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