Thursday Night Standoff in Oswego Ends Peacefully
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 Hairgrove was inside, and had no intentions of coming out, Sherwood said. Police blocked off Grove Road at Reservation Road and set up a perimeter around the camper, attempting to negotiate with Hairgrove, Sherwood said.
Eventually, around 8 p.m., the department’s Special Response Team was sent in. They used a canister of tear gas to force Hairgrove from the camper, and took him into custody peacefully, Sherwood said. No one was hurt in the standoff or its aftermath, he said.
Hairgrove was charged with resisting a peace officer and obstructing a peace officer, the latest in a long line of criminal charges.
His most recent prior charges were aggravated fleeing a police officer and criminal damage to government property in May of this year, according to Kendall County court records, but he was also charged with domestic battery and aggravated resisting a peace officer in June of last year, drunken driving in December of 2010, and domestic battery, also in December of 2010, among other charges. Weis said multiple cases were all up for the same status hearing on July 5.
Hairgrove is currently at the Kendall County Jail in Yorkville.