The Mattoon Police Department has released information about a recent incident in which five arrests were made.
Police arrested 20-year-old Chicago resident Jose A. Rosario and 3 juveniles, also of Chicago, on the charge of Unlawful use of a Weapon. The charges allege that Rosario and the juveniles were shooting a .25 caliber pistol within Dodge Grove cemetery at night. Furthermore, one juvenile was also charged with Defacing the Identification Mark of a Firearm. That charge alleges that the juvenile filed off the serial number of the handgun. Rosario was issued a Notice to Appear in Coles County Court. The juveniles will be petitioned into juvenile court.
A 5th suspect, 38-year-old Vito J. Jachimiak of Mattoon, was also arrested in regards to this incident. He was charged with Obstructing Justice. That charge alleges that he attempted to impede the police investigation and prevent the apprehension of the other suspects. Jachimiak was taken to the Coles County jail.