Wilmette woman sentenced for unlawful possession of a weapon outside Niles sports bar

A 31-year-old Wilmette woman was sentenced to probation after police found a loaded handgun in her vehicle outside a Niles sports bar earlier this year.

Cashmala Fazal was at Chasers on Jan. 14 when she was approached by a man who attempted to get her phone number, according to Niles police.

After a brief conversation, the man walked away and police said Fazal kicked him in the buttocks. Niles police responded to the scene after the man reported the alleged assault to bouncers at the bar.

During the investigation, police say Fazal was "extremely uncooperative" and would not identify herself. She was placed under arrest before officers found a loaded and unsecured Beretta .22 caliber handgun in her possession, police said.


Fazal pled guilty on March 17 to one count of aggravated unlawful possession of a weapon and was sentenced to a year of probation, according to court documents.

Editors Note: An earlier version of this story published on Jan. 19, 2023 stated Fazal was charged with battery. The charge was dropped once the case was indicted, according to court documents.