A Bartonville man faces serious charges after showing off a handgun in a Washington tavern, then punching another customer.
That incident Monday led to the discovery of numerous, apparently stolen identity and credit cards along with five handguns, knives, illegal and prescription drugs, wallets, two safes and other items in Dustin Kolczak’s car.
Kolczak, 26, was ordered held on $750,000 bond Friday on Class X charges of being an armed habitual criminal and armed violence as well as possessing a weapon as a felon and possessing a controlled substance.
Police struggled to subdue him when – aware he was wanted on arrest warrants elsewhere, was known to carry guns and would “attack police on site” – they found him Monday at the Washington home of a woman who alerted police he was there, a court affidavit stated.
Once in a squad car, Kolczak repeatedly slammed his head against its windows and metal partition, the affidavit stated.
Kolczak’s troubles Monday began when he showed off a handgun in a Washington tavern, the affidavit stated. He took it outside when requested, then returned and punched a patron who was standing close to his beer, the affidavit stated.
He drove away, and about two hours later, he showed up intoxicated at the home of a woman he had recently met. The woman told her mother by text that Kolczak said he had five guns in his car, wanted to bring one inside and knew the police were looking for him.
She asked her mother to alert the police, then left her garage door open for them, the affidavit said. Officers “announced their presence as they entered,” ordered him to put his hands in the air and quickly used flex cuffs to secure him, the affidavit stated.
Police found Kolczak’s car contained LSD and stolen prescription drugs as well as items including Social Security cards and bank account numbers. Kolzcak had told the woman that “he steals people’s identities and then uses (them) to purchase gift cards,” the affidavit stated.
Earlier Monday, Morton police received several reports of vehicle burglaries. Items reported stolen were among those found in Kolczak’s car, the affidavit stated.
Kolczak has two prior Tazewell County convictions for burglary and one for possessing drugs with intent to deliver, the affidavit stated.