Daughter of Chicago Heights Mayor David Gonzalez busted for fighting with cops
By Susan DeMar Lafferty firstname.lastname@example.org December 5, 2012 4:58PM
Updated: January 7, 2013 7:18AM
A daughter of Chicago Heights Mayor David Gonzalez is facing criminal charges after fighting with police who came to break up a loud party in Homewood Nov. 23, police said.
Monica Gonzalez, 20, of Holbrook Circle, Chicago Heights, was charged with battery, resisting/obstructing police and possession of drug equipment, Homewood police said.
Brandon Peterson, 19, of the 18500 block of Stedhall, Homewood, was charged with possession of marijuana, and Ronald Dixon-Moore, 19, of the 18700 block of Carson, Homewood, was charged with resisting/obstructing police, police said.
After receiving a noise complaint, Homewood police went to an apartment in the 800 block of Elder where they heard loud music and girls hollering, and smelled marijuana. When officers entered the apartment, they found a glass jar with 14 grams of pot in it, which Peterson admitted was his, police said.
While she was being patted down, Gonzalez “became hysterical,” pulled away from the officers and refused to let them search her purse, police said.
Dixon-Moore was arrested when he stepped between police and Gonzalez to prevent officers from taking her purse, police said.
Gonzalez then kicked the officer in the chest, and told police “stay away from me.” She was handcuffed, but slipped out of the cuffs and ran, police said.
Officers were able to handcuff her again, but she had to be forced into a squad car, police said.
Gonzalez “continued to be uncooperative throughout the entire arrest process, refusing to be photographed and fingerprinted,” the police report stated.
Police said they found a glass pipe with marijuana residue in her purse.
All three have a Dec. 13 court date.
In a prepared statement, Mayor Gonzalez said he was “saddened” to hear about the charges against his daughter, but noted that she is an adult and “responsible for her own actions.”
“As a father, I will be providing personal support to my daughter ... and ensure that she pursues all avenues to ensure that the path of a life-time of healthy, safe and wise choices made by her remains on course for a bright future and is not derailed by this incident.”
The mayor also asked that the media respect the family’s privacy.
The mayor’s brother, Albert Gonzalez, was convicted in 2005 of selling less than 15 grams of cocaine at a location next to the accounting firm of Gonzalez and Associates on Chicago Road, and sentenced to three years’ probation, according to court records.
In July 2011, Christopher Dodd, the boyfriend of the mayor’s other daughter, Leticia Gonzalez, was charged with manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance after he sold crack cocaine and heroin to an undercover cop using a car that Leticia Gonzalez rented in her name for Dodd to use, according to police records.