Update Jan. 16 9:26 a.m.
The three people in a traffic stop that caused Geneva schools to lockdown on Monday are already out of custody, according to jail records.
Oswego residents Hector J. Rubio, 18, Michael P. Thompson, 20, and Auroran Elle P. Fowler, 18, each posted $150 bond and were released from the Kane County Jail Monday night. The amount was 10 percent of their $1,500 bail.
The three accused were booked into the county jail between 4:22 p.m. and 4:37 p.m. Monday, jail records show. The table below on this page lists the times each person was released from the jail that night:Accused Jan. 14 Jail Release Time Michael P. Thompson 7:27 p.m. Hector J. Rubio 9:46 p.m. Elle P. Fowler 10:06 p.m.
Two Oswego men and one Aurora woman were charged with reckless conduct after a traffic stop Monday near a Geneva school that involved a BB gun, police said.
"Due to the nature of the call Geneva schools were placed on lockdown until the incident was resolved," said a statement from the Kane County Sheriff's Office. "Deputies did recover an air soft pistol that closely resembles a handgun."
The incident first began south of the area at about 3:15 pm, the Sheriff's statement said. The three people charged were in at least one vehicle in the area of Route 30 and Route 47 near Sugar Grove when someone inside one car fired several shots, from what appeared to be a BB pistol, at the other car.
The person that was fired upon followed the offending vehicle into South Mill Creek. By the time deputies were able to catch up to the vehicle they had stopped at the intersection of South Mill Creek Drive and Fabyan Parkway. At that time deputies were able to take the three people in the offending vehicle into custody.
The following three people were charged with Reckless Conduct, a misdemeanor:
- Hector Rubio, 18, 200 block of Bluegrass Parkway, Oswego
- Michael Thompson, 20, first block of Oakwood Drive, Oswego
- Elle Fowler, 18, 3000 block of Thunderbird Court, Aurora
The Fabyan Elementary School property, 0S350 Grengs Lane, is located at the intersection where the arrest took place. Dismissal had taken place already and most of the students were already gone for the day when the incident occurred.
"The arrest(s) took place near the school but the school was not involved," said Lt. Pat Gengler, Kane County Sheriff's Office spokesman, in a brief note preceding the statement.
Geneva School District 304 issued a statement on its website late Monday night.
"Due to the nature of the call, Geneva schools in the vicinity of the stop were placed on lockdown. However, school had already dismissed, and most of the students were already gone for the day when the incident occurred," it said. "Fabyan was on lockdown for fewer than 15 minutes, Geneva Middle School North for several minutes, and Geneva Middle School South was in the process of being notified by police when the incident ended."
The Kane County Sheriff's Office requested that at least one Geneva elementary school and both Geneva middle schools be put on lockdown as of about 3:35 p.m., according to reports from Patch readers.
Reports say Fabyan Elementary School was on lockdown and squad cars were at Mill Creek Elementary, as well.
Details are limited at this time, but a car was stopped—reportedly at Fabyan Parkway and Mill Creek Drive—possibly occupied by people who have a gun. The people in the car were reportedly involved in a road-rage incident, in which they fired shots at another party.
From TriCom scanner reports, this doesn't sound like it has anything to do with the incident a few days ago at Mill Creek Elementary, where a parent disrupted the classroom.
As of 3:40 p.m., sheriff's personnel were lifting the lockdown at all the schools.
Dispatchers are saying that the gun used was an airsoft gun, and no one is in danger.