The Naperville Police Department complied with our Freedom of Information Act request for a report of the July 8, 2006 arrest of Basim Esmail, the liquor store owner behind the series of Napergate ads that ran in The Naperville Sun years ago. Here's a copy of what they gave us.
Not surprisingly, the report offers no insight whatsoever into what prompted police to run the plates or pull over Esmail in the first place. The report does include a grainy reproduction of the mug shot of the elusive Esmail.
The Naperville Police Department's Feb. 24, 2008 letter accompanying the release of the report includes the statement, "We are only able to release to you a copy of the adult arrest involved in this incident since adult arrests are public knowledge."
What could that mean?
So, as promised, here's the report many of you have been waiting to see. It only raises more questions instead of providing any answers. The mystery deepens.