The On March 23rd, 2018, the Dixon Police Department arrested Thomas W. Fiala, age 60, at the Dixon Police Department on a valid Dixon Police Department arrest warrant. The charges on the warrant include Armed Violence (Class X Felony), Aggravated Battery (Class 3 Felony, 2 Counts), Unlawful Possession of a Weapons by a Felon (Class 3 Felony), Unlawful Use of Weapons (Class 3 Felony) and Battery (Class A Misdemeanor). The arrest stems from an incident which occurred on March 17th, 2018.
On March 17th, 2018 at approximately 11:30pm, the Dixon Police Department received a report of a disturbance at Patio’s Bar involving a knife. Upon arriving at the scene, officers spoke with numerous witnesses and learned that Fiala had been involved in physical altercation with another patron. During the course of the altercation, Fiala displayed a knife and another patron was cut by the knife. Fiala was subdued and restrained by numerous patrons until officers arrived on scene. The investigation is ongoing.