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Menace to Lake County society: Alleged ISIS conspirator Schimenti counts 14 previous arrests, 45 traffic violations

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By Lake County Gazette | Apr 14, 2017

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Zion’s Edward Schimenti, 35, charged this week by the U.S. Department of Justice with “conspiring and attempting to provide material support and resources” to ISIS, had been previously arrested fourteen times for everything from drug possession to domestic battery, according to a review of Lake County Circuit Court records.

Schimenti, of 3024 Elisha Avenue, Apartment C in Zion, was first arrested by Waukegan Police in June 1999, at age 18. A judge finally sent him to prison-- thirteen arrests later.

Zion police arrested Schimenti eleven times in total, for retail theft, robbery, drug possession, domestic battery, criminal trespassing, property damage and resisting arrest.


Edward Schimenti, also known as Abdul Wali

After an arrest in Jan. 2007 for cocaine possession and driving under the influence of alcohol, he spent fifteen months in a state facility, from Aug. 2007 to Nov. 2008, according to Illinois Department of Corrections records.

His last arrest was in July 2010 for marijuana possession.

Schimenti also had challenges following traffic laws. 

Lake County Circuit Court records show 45 traffic citations since 1999, including a citation for speeding on April 5, 2017.

Offenses include drag racing (1), reckless driving (1), driving while drinking alcohol (1), sign or signal violations (2), speeding (5), failure to have a driver’s license (9), equipment violations (9), lack of insurance (8) and lack of registration (9).

Edward J. Schimenti Arrests, 1999 to Present

6/11/1999Waukegan PoliceRetail TheftCriminal Misdemeanor
7/16/1999Zion PoliceRobberyCriminal Felony
10/29/1999Waukegan PoliceDisorderly ConductCriminal Felony
12/11/1999Zion PoliceMarijuana PossessionCriminal Misdemeanor
6/12/2000Zion PoliceMarijuana PossessionCriminal Misdemeanor
9/22/2000Zion PoliceDrug PossessionCriminal Felony
10/11/2001Zion PoliceDomestic BatteryCriminal Misdemeanor
7/14/2003Zion PoliceCriminal trespassingCriminal Misdemeanor
2/10/2004Zion PoliceProperty damageCriminal Misdemeanor
2/10/2004Zion PoliceDisorderly ConductCriminal Misdemeanor
2/10/2004Zion PoliceResisting arrestCriminal Misdemeanor
2/17/2004Zion PoliceDrug PossessionCriminal Felony
6/27/2006Zion PoliceDisorderly ConductCriminal Misdemeanor
6/27/2006Zion PoliceBatteryCriminal Misdemeanor
7/16/2006Zion PoliceCriminal trespassingCriminal Felony
1/4/2007Lake County SheriffCocaine PossessionCriminal Felony
1/5/2007Zion PoliceDriving under the influenceCriminal Felony
5/4/2010Zion PoliceMarijuana PossessionCriminal Misdemeanor
7/22/2010Zion PoliceMarijuana PossessionCriminal Misdemeanor

Source: Lake County Circuit Court Clerk

Edward J. Schimenti Traffic Violations, 1999 to Present

11/23/1999Insurance
11/23/1999Speeding
12/11/1999Speeding
6/7/2000Driver's license
6/7/2000Insurance
6/7/2000Registration/Title
6/7/2000Registration/Title
6/7/2000Registration/Title
9/22/2000Drag racing
9/22/2000Driver's license
9/22/2000Insurance
9/22/2000Reckless Driving
5/4/2001Equipment
5/4/2001Insurance
5/25/2001Equipment
5/25/2001Insurance
7/30/2003Equipment
7/30/2003Equipment
7/30/2003Registration/Title
7/30/2003Registration/Title
7/30/2003Registration/Title
1/15/2004Driver's license
2/17/2004Driver's license
2/17/2004Drinking alcohol
9/29/2004Driver's license
1/7/2005Driver's license
1/7/2005Equipment
7/16/2006Driver's license
1/5/2007Driver's license
1/5/2007Equipment
1/5/2011Insurance
5/16/2011Speeding
11/23/2011Sign-Signal-Light
12/1/2011Equipment
9/14/2012Registration/Title
7/7/2014Equipment
8/6/2014Driver's license
8/6/2014Registration/Title
12/3/2014Equipment
12/3/2014Insurance
12/22/2014Insurance
1/8/2015Sign-Signal-Light
9/16/2016Speeding
11/22/2016Registration/Title
4/5/2017Speeding

Source: Lake County Circuit Court Clerk

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