Crime & Courts

Bolingbrook man yelled racial slurs at police records clerk, 911 staff, police say

Christopher Wilson

A Bolingbrook man was arrested and taken to jail on charges accusing him of yelling racial slurs at a police department records clerk and yelling racial slurs in the department’s lobby.

On Wednesday, Christopher Wilson, 41, of the 3500 block fo Appling Lane was booked into the Will County jail on misdemeanor charges of harassment by telephone and disorderly conduct.

About 7:30 a.m. Jan. 3, Wilson had called the Bolingbrook Police Department records department to complain about a local business, Bolingbrook police Capt. Anthony Columbus said.

“Wilson was irate and agitated, and was cursing at the records clerk and yelling racial slurs at the clerk,” Columbus said. Wilson called back several times and continued to use profanity and berate the records clerk, he said.

About an hour later, Wilson arrived at the police department lobby, yelled racial slurs and caused a disturbance in the lobby, Columbus said. Wilson then left the lobby and confronted two women in the parking lot.

“Wilson began calling the women racist, cursed at the women and used racial slurs. The women were concerned for their safety and quickly entered the police department,” Columbus said.

Over two days, Wilson made 42 calls to the Western Will County Communications Center, or WESCOM, Columbus said. He made “obscene, lewd and lascivious comments and threatened” the center’s staff, he said.

“Wilson also used racial slurs against the victims,” Columbus said.

Prosecutors charged Wilson with five counts of harassment by telephone and five counts of disorderly conduct, court records show.

On May 28, a woman successfully petitioned for a protective order against Wilson, claiming he used foul language in front of children and he called her a “racist white [expletive].” The protective order expires in 2023.