The Will County Sheriff’s Office is sharing details regarding a robbery at a hemp farm on Monday night that also involved a warning shot being fired and a vehicle chase. Several deputies responded to the call and upon arrival they spoke with 43-year-old Ashraf Hasan, of Plainfield. Hasan told deputies that he is the owner of a hemp farm on W. Taylor Road in Plainfield and has been experiencing an ongoing problem of individuals climbing his fence and trespassing onto his farm. Earlier this evening, Hasam observed three males on his farm cutting down hemp plants. Hasam ran out to his field armed with a handgun and fired several shots into the air to scare the offenders. The suspects took off running into the neighborhood and Hasam ran to his vehicle and pursued them. He observed the subjects inside a vehicle and driving in reverse to get away from him. The subjects vehicle then struck a tree. The subjects exited the vehicle and began to run. Hasam then ordered the subjects to the ground and held them at gun point until deputies arrived.
Deputies spoke with the three suspects and were advised that they were on the property to steal what they believed to be “cannabis” plants. A search of their vehicle found a pair of metal shears, and a hemp plant. A search of the hemp field where the subjects entered the farm, revealed a second pair of metal sheers and a machete.
18-year-old Moises Luna of Plainfield was arrested for theft under $500, contributing to the delinquency of minors, criminal trespass to property, and criminal damage to property. Luna was taken into custody and transported to the Adult Detention Facility. The other two suspects were a 15-year-old Plainfield resident and a 16-year-old Romeoville resident. They were both charged with theft under $500, criminal trespass to property and criminal damage to property. They were later turned over to the custody of their parents.
Hasan was arrested for reckless discharge of a firearm and reckless conduct.