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Two Oswego Men Charged with Reckless Conduct After Incident Near Geneva School Involving a BB Gun

Three young adults are charged with reckless conduct, but the Geneva school is not involved. Here are the full details.

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.

Original story

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."

Initial report:

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.

Herm January 16, 2013 at 03:26 PM
Is it any wonder our society is in deep do-do? When the commenters are as ignorant as some of you, we seem one step away from anarchy. If you lie with dogs, you get up with fleas. Is it any wonder that in the old days, when a rustlers were tracked down by the posse, they hung them all!!! Made court a simple thing. Kids will be kids is not viable any more. Today a B-B gun, tomorrow an assault rifle !!
The Kremlin January 16, 2013 at 05:09 PM
Yeah! Lets throw them in jail forever because they shot the car's tire out with an air soft gun and caused a 10 car pile up resulting in 14 deaths! NEWS FLASH: None of that happened! Throw a weeks worth of community service on them, call it even. I mean look at their poor mugshots.
Kevman10 January 16, 2013 at 05:41 PM
Herm, you obviously came out of the womb adult and never were a kid that made mistakes and were given the opportunity to learn from them. It is almost comical that you accuse the commenters on here as very arrogant; for I have not heard a more arrogant thing uttered or written this year than your babble listed above. Granted, the year is still short...
Oswego Resident January 16, 2013 at 08:44 PM
I wouldn't want to meet any of them in a dark alley...ooooooh ;)
Carol Anaski-Figurski January 17, 2013 at 12:58 AM
It's an interesting perspective on things. First of all you have teachers planning on carrying guns to school so just the sight of one might make these teens jitter. What an example a bb gun) Second the practice of a lock down after a threat or incident leaves thins teens on edge for days. Third all the hype from sandy hill, brings back in to light the colombine and NIU events that are quite real. There really needs to be a focus on CAM altternatives to the added stress on a daily basis such as teaching yoga, relaxation, massage, reflexology, aromatherapy, breathing exercises etc to name just a few from a nursing perspective.

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