RIVERSIDE – Riverside police reported that a man celebrating his 51st birthday drove to the Riverside Police Department highly intoxicated and later fought with officers when police were interviewing him, according to a news release from the department.
Vance Nono, 51, of the 7200 block of West 39th Street in Lyons, was charged with domestic battery, battery to a police officer, resisting a police officer, driving under the influence, improper lane usage, following too closely and no proof of insurance.
Police reported that at about 7:53 p.m. Wednesday, a Riverside police dispatcher notified patrol officers that a man and women were fighting in the lobby of the police station, 31 Riverside Road.
Police said Nono drove drunk to the police department, parked his car in the department's lot and then walked into the department to file a complaint. Just prior to Nono's arrival at the station, a department 911 telecommunicator saw Nono driving on Nuttall road in Riverside and reported the car weaving in an out of traffic. The telecommunicator also reported seeing Nono strike the woman in his car several times in the face and chest. The telecommunicator drove to the police department and reported the incident to a supervisor. The call was being broadcast, police said, when Nono walked into the police department.
Officers reportedly took Nono into custody and observed signs of battery on the woman he was with.
Nono told police during an interview that he had started celebrating his birthday by drinking champagne and four rum and cokes at his home in Lyons and then went to a restaurant in Forest Park. Nono told officers he drank four more rum and cokes while at the restaurant. He told officers he then went to a bar in North Riverside and continued to drink for a four-hour period, police said.
Nono told police he was on his way home when he got into a fight with his girlfriend and then headed to the police department.
As police were interviewing Nono, police reported "he went from calm to violent in a matter of seconds." Nono fought with officers while they were attempting to book him and he had to be physically subdued and taken to the ground. Nono continued to fight with police until he was placed in a cell, and then again when he was taken out for booking.
Police reported Nono has prior arrests for battery, theft and fighting with police. Bond was set at $12,000.