A woman wanted for armed bank robbery was arrested after officers responded to a home in North Chicago following an apparent accidental 911 call, prosecutors said.
The North Chicago Police Department responded on Wednesday to a call of a disturbance at a residence where 27-year-old Hallie J. Kmiec resided.
Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Francis DeRosa said a witness reported that they did not mean to call police.
Dispatchers heard a woman yelling in the background.
The witness gave permission to officers to enter the residence and said that no one else was in the home, DeRosa said.
She then admitted that there were two people in the basement.
Kmiec and a man came upstairs and both gave false names to the officers, DeRosa said.
Officers conducted a safety sweep of the home and found two loaded magazines in plain view. A handgun was also found.
Officers obtained a search warrant and seized the weapon and magazines.
DeRosa said Kmiec and the man both do not have a Firearm Owners Identification card or a concealed carry license.
The man admitted to lying about his name because he had a warrant, DeRosa said.
Officers eventually learned the real names of both Kmiec and the man.
It was learned that Kmiec is a fugitive wanted out of Indiana for an armed bank robbery, DeRosa said.
Kmiec was charged with obstructing justice for providing a false name.
Lake County Judge Theodore Potkonjak ordered her held on a $250,000 bond on the local charge and held without bond for the Indiana case.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for February 14.