Monday, April 29, 2013
Sheriff’s deputies ended up using a tire deflation device to stop the vehicle.
How many police departments does it take to catch a fleeing vehicle? In the incident involving a Woodridge man, the answer would be three. Jerry Williams Jr., 25, from Woodridge, Ill., was arrested a little after 12 a.m. on Tuesday, April 23 in the area of Route 71 and Hughes Road, and given multiple citations in the incident that involved three different police agencies, said the Kendall County Sheriff’s office At 12:10 a.m. Sheriff’s deputies were notified of a vehicle that had fled a traffic stop in Aurora by Aurora Police. The vehicle entered Kendall County where it was pursued by Oswego Police, but fled from them as well. At 12:20 a.m. Sheriff’s deputies located the vehicle on southbound Route 71 near Regal Oaks Court, and noted that …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
John P. Wolfinbarger is off the force effective immediately, according to a release from Oswego police.
An Oswego Police officer involved in a standoff with Channahon police last week has resigned from the department, according to a release from the Oswego police department. Eleven-year department veteran John P. Wolfinbarger, of Yorkville, was charged with disorderly conduct, obstructing a police officer and DUI alcohol March 13 after Channahon police responded to a call from patrons at Chicago Pizza & Catering Company that a man with a gun was inside arguing with someone. While witnesses were speaking to police on the scene, they saw Wolfinbarger trying to leave in a black pick-up truck. They surrounded the vehicle, but Wolfinbarger would not speak with police and did not exit the truck for 15 to 20 minutes. Oswego Police Chief Dwight …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Channahon Police have the 43-year-old Yorkville resident in custody.
A 43-year-old Oswego Police Officer was in custody Wednesday night after a standoff in a plaza off Route 6 in Channahon. John. P. Wolfinbarger, 43, of the 12000 block of Mackenzie Road in Yorkville was charged with disorderly conduct, obstructing a police officer and DUI alcohol. Wolfinbarger is an 11-year veteran of Oswego Police Department. Channahon police responded to a call from patrons at Chicago Pizza & Catering Company that a man was inside arguing with someone and that he had a gun. While witnesses were speaking to police on the scene, they saw the man trying to leave in a black pick-up truck. They surrounded the vehicle, but the man inside would not speak with police. "He threw his wallet out the window," Channahon Police Chief …
Saturday, March 2, 2013
This isn't the first such sculpture Oswego police have seen this year.
As of Sunday morning the poll has a clear majority asking for the snow art. We realize that some may find it offensive, which is why you must click the picture from the options on the right. Thanks to all who voted in the poll. Snowmen apparently aren’t the only things being made out of the recent snowfall in Oswego. Oswego Police posted on their Facebook Wednesday morning that they had responded to a “vulgar work of art” made out of snow on Grapevine Trail. Captain Jeff Burgner said bluntly that the work was a “snow penis.” “It isn’t the first one we’ve had this year either,” he chuckled. “People get creative.” Burgner said the incident was not filed as a report, and is regarded as something for which the police should be aware. An …
Friday, July 13, 2012
Police blocked off Grove Road at Reservation Road for three hours while they attempted to negotiate with an Oswego man refusing to exit a camper. The man was wanted on a failure to appear warrant related to more than a dozen prior charges.
A three-hour standoff on Grove Road in Oswego Thursday night ended peacefully with an Oswego man taken into custody on a Kendall County warrant, Oswego police said. That warrant was issued on July 5 for failing to appear for a status hearing on more than a dozen charges, according to Kendall County State’s Attorney Eric Weis. Ryan Hairgrove, 30, of the 0-99 block of North Adams Street in Oswego, did come to the courthouse on July 5, Weis said, but left before his cases were called. Oswego Police Detective Rob Sherwood said officers received information that Hairgrove was traveling in a camper seen leaving the area, and stopped that vehicle on Grove Road near Reservation Road around 5 p.m. The driver of the camper told police that …
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
No tickets issued in accident that sent man to Rush-Copley Medical Center.
An Oswego man walking across Route 71 near Washington Street was taken to Rush-Copley Medical Center Tuesday morning after police said he was hit by a vehicle. Oswego police said the 51-year-old was struck by a car driven by a 44-year-old Yorkville woman as he attempted to cross Route 71 at about 11:15 a.m. The woman was turning on to westbound Route 71 from the strip mall on the south side of the road when the man attempted to cross the street from Liberty Court, police said. A condition report on the man was not available, but Oswego police chief Dwight Baird said his injuries were not life-threatening. No tickets have been issued to the driver or the pedestrian. ARE YOU FOLLOWING US ON FACEBOOK? LIKE US HERE.
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Oswego police have confirmed that 22-year-old Garrett Riotte of Oswego was killed in a collision that involved two vehicles, and resulted in a drunken driving charge for one of the drivers.
An Oswego man was killed and another charged with drunken driving in an early morning accident on Route 71 Saturday, Oswego police said. The collision occurred at 2:21 a.m. on the roadway north of the intersection of Route 71 and Forest Avenue, police said. According to Chief Dwight Baird, the accident involved two cars striking a pedestrian, identified as Garrett Riotte, 22, of the 300 block of Prairieview Court. Riotte was walking in a dark area of the roadway when he was struck by an eastbound car driven by Thomas Schillinger, 22, of the 200 block of Morgan Valley Drive in Oswego, Baird said. The impact tossed Riotte into the westbound lane, Baird said, and into the path of two oncoming cars. One swerved and avoided striking Riotte, but…
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Here's a look at some of the craziest crimes from around the area.
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Saturday, June 16, 2012
Today we're introducing a new feature on Patch called OMG PD. It's a collection of some of the most interesting and bizarre crimes from around the area in recent days. Daryl Florenco Dourado, 25, of the 1500 block of Acorn Court in Lombard, was arrested at 10:25 p.m. June 15 near 95th Street and Reflection Drive, Naperville police said. He was charged with unlawful use of weapons, operating a vehicle without insurance, speeding 30 MPH or more over the limit and disobeying a traffic control device. His bond was $200. Dourado was stopped for running a red light and traveling 103 MPH in a 45-MPH zone. Under the driver's seat were two cans of pepper spray, metal knuckles and an expandable baton. A woman renting a room at the Motel 6 in Joliet…
Friday, June 15, 2012
The crash remains under investigation, Oswego police said.
The 18-year-old Montgomery girl injured in a Sunday crash on Route 30 remains in critical condition, according to a spokeswoman at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove. The crash occurred around 9:30 a.m., when two cars, one driven by James Biever, 50, of Big Rock, and the other by Anthony Halstead, 19, of Oswego, collided near the intersection of Route 30 and Douglas Road, police said. Davis was a passenger in Halstead’s car, police said. Davis was flown to Good Samaritan. Halstead was taken to Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora, where he was treated for injuries and later discharged, according to a spokeswoman there. The driver of a third vehicle involved in the accident, Ariana Stone, 18, of Aurora, remains at Rush-Copley…
Thursday, June 14, 2012
The annual Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit the Special Olympics hit Kendall County on Wednesday. Runners were escorted by local police.
On Wednesday, more than 50 runners took to the streets to participate in the Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run through Kendall County, to benefit the Illinois Special Olympics. And among them were 22 representatives from local law enforcement, including the Kendall County Sheriff’s Department, and police departments from Oswego, Yorkville and Plano. The Illinois Torch Run is now in its 26th year. Runners raised more than $2.9 million in 2011, and organizers set a goal of $3 million for this year. (The 2012 fundraising total has not yet been released.) The Kendall County portion of the run began at Blackberry Oaks Golf Course in Bristol, and ended in Home Town Park in Yorkville. Runners met up with athletes from the Kendall County Comets …