Police arrest man outside Anthony’s bar; no charges filed yet

Police said he ‘exhibited signs of intoxication and aggressively approached’ officers

A Plainfield man was arrested outside Anthony’s Restaurant and Pub after he demanded officers give him a ride home, refused to leave the area and aggressively approached officers, police said.

Shortly after 3 a.m. Saturday, an officer working a special assignment detail at Anthony’s encountered Alvaro Prieto, 41, in the parking lot and Prieto demanded the officer give him a ride home from the 3151 Voyager Lane bar, Joliet police said in a news release.

Prieto had “exhibited signs of intoxication,” police said. He was told by officers he would need to call a ride share service or cab but Prieto refused to do so and demanded the officers take him home.

“Prieto was then given a lawful order to leave the premises at which time he refused and aggressively approached officers,” police said.

Prieto was arrested on probable cause of assault, obstructing a police officer and criminal trespass to land. He was released on his own recognizance.

Prieto is scheduled for a court appearance on Aug. 16 to determine whether prosecutors will file charged against him.

There have been several other arrests at Anthony’s earlier this year.

In April, three people were arrested at Anthony’s after one of them slapped a Joliet police officer and another struck a security guard in the face, police said.

In February, Victor Salgado was arrested when officers determined he “struck a female patron of the bar in the face,” police said.

Felix Sarver

Felix Sarver covers crime and courts for The Herald-News