Thursday, March 14, 2013
Dwight Baird said he is in the process of collecting police reports from a standoff incident involving officer John Wolfinbarger in Channahon Wednesday afternoon.
Oswego Police Chief Dwight Baird said Thursday he will move quickly to conduct the department’s internal investigation into one of his officers allegedly involved in a standoff in Channhahon Wednesday night. Barid, who was called to the scene of the police standoff with 11-year department veteran John. P. Wolfinbarger of Yorkville, said it is essential to uphold the integrity of the department and the village in the investigaiton. “Every citizen is entitled to due process pending an investigation. We’re going to investigate this most expeditiously,” Baird said. “We’re going to protect the rights of the officer, but we also have to protect the integrity of the department and the village.” READ MORE: Oswego Police Officer Arrested in …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Omar Gonzalez, 28, of El Paso, Texas was not charged in any local incidents.
A 28-year-old man from El Paso, Texas was arrested Monday, Dec. 3 and found with three outstanding warrants, one of which was for the sexual assault of a child, said Oswego police. Omar Gonazlez, 28, was arrested at 9:11 p.m. in the 2700 block of Route 34. Police had received a call of a suspicious person selling speakers in the parking lot of a business in the 2700 block of Route 34. Upon making contact, police discovered the warrants against Gonzalez. Gonazalez was not charged for any local crimes, police said. Gonazalez was brought to the Kendall County Jail where he will be extradited back to Texas.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
The Montgomery and Oswego police departments will raise money for Special Olympics.
Law enforcement officers officers throughout the state are partnering with Red Robin and the Law Enforcement Torch Run to raise money for Special Olympics. On Saturday, the Montgomery and Oswego police departments will be acting as assistant servers in hopes of earning extra tips for Special Olympic athletes. The Oswego Police Department will be working for tips from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the Montgomery Police Department from 4 to 8 p.m. at Red Robin located at 2860 US Highway 34, Oswego. This marks the fifth year that Illinois has partnered with Red Robin for this event. Special Olympics Illinois is a not-for-profit organization offering year-round training and competition in 19 sports for nearly 21,000 athletes with intellectual …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Local authorities are emphasizing safety, their procedures after a 33-year-old woman reported being raped by a possible police impersonator.
Authorities are reminding motorists how to respond to unmarked police cars after a 33-year-old Sandwich woman reported being raped by a possible police imposter Tuesday evening. The Kendall County Sheriff's Office, Yorkville police and Oswego police all have unmarked squad cars in their fleets, so motorists should call 911 or travel to a more populated area if they suspect an unmarked vehicle trying to pull them over is not driven by a police officer. The advice comes the day after a woman reported that a uniformed man driving a blue Ford Crown Victoria with red and blue flashing lights pulled her over on Griswold Springs Road near Plano. She reported that the man pulled a handgun and forced her into a nearby cornfield, where he raped and …
Friday, February 11, 2011
Lengthy investigation brought to a close.
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Friday, February 11, 2011
Oswego Police announced Thursday the final charges in a string of 18 car burglaries from subdivisions south of Route 71 dating back to July 29. Three 18-year-old men and a juvenile all are charged with at least one count of burglary to a motor vehicle and are at various stages in the criminal justice system, according to Oswego Police media relations officer Rob Sherwood. While on patrol in these neighborhoods two days after the burglaries, police stopped a car for a traffic violation and found several items belonging to victims, according to Sherwood. All 18 vehicles robbed were left unlocked at the time of the burglaries. This brings the months-long investigation to a close, Sherwood said.