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Oswego Resident Scammed Out of Over $50,000 on Facebook

Dec 07, 2015 07:20AM ● By Steven Jack

Teens cited for curfew violations

Five Oswego juveniles ranging in ages from 14 to 16 were cited for curfew violations after a car accident near Collins and Douglas Roads at about 3:45 a.m. Dec. 6, according to a Kendall County Sheriff's Office report. According to the sheriff's office, the driver of the car drove off the road and struck the embankment and came to a stop in the ditch near the intersection. Three girls, who were sitting in the vehicle's backseat, were taken to Rush-Copley Medical Center for minor injuries. The driver was also cited for no valid driver's license, unlawful number of passengers, failure to secure passengers with a seat belt, driving while using a cell phone and improper lane usage, the sheriff's office said. 

Drug possession

Jason Sandman, 33, of Aurora, was arrested for possession of controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of hypodermic syringes, possession of marijuana and resisting arrest after a traffic stop at about 6:45 p.m. Dec. 6 near Douglas and Townes Crossing, according to a Kendall County Sheriff's Office report. Lindsay Behrens, 27, of the 0-100 block of Chatham Place, also was arrested for possession of a controlled substance. Deputies searched the vehicle after a sheriff's canine alerted them to the presence of heroin.

Resident scammed on Facebook

Oswego Police are investigating a case of an elderly woman in the 700 block of Market Drive who was scammed out of $56,000 over the course of two months. According to police the victim was contacted through Facebook several times by someone who said he was an English engineer who was working in Malaysia, and had an accident and needed money wired to him. Police have no suspect information at this time. The incident was reported to police at about 2:10 p.m. Dec. 5.

Domestic battery

Andrew Harker, 29, of Oswego, was arrested for domestic battery at about 11 p.m. Dec. 5 at his home in the 700 block of Magnolia, according to an Oswego Police report. 

DUI, leaving the scene

A Montgomery woman was arrested for DUI and leaving the scene of an accident at about 5 p.m. Dec. 5, according to an Oswego Police report. According to police Penny Orseke, 50, was involved in an accident near Orchard Road and Route 34, but left the scene. Montgomery Police later caught up with her at her home, and she was arrested, police said. 

Death threats via text

Oswego Police are investigating a report of a resident receiving death threats via text message. Police took the report at about 12:30 p.m. Dec. 4 in the 2000 block of Route 34. 

Dog struck by car

A Montgomery man reported hitting a stray dog with his car at about 6:20 p.m. Dec. 4 near Routes 30 and 34. Oswego Police said they took the dog to the nearby Oswego Animal Hospital for treatment, and the owner of the dog has not been identified. Damage to the drivers car was estimated at over $1,500.

Domestic battery

Eric Richardson, 32, of the 0-99 block Whitney Way, was arrested for domestic battery at about 9:20 p.m. Dec. 4 at his home, according to a Kendall County Sheriff's Office report. 

Decorations damaged

Someone damaged the Christmas decorations of a resident living in the 400 block Burr Oak sometime before 9 a.m. Dec. 3. The vandals caused about $300 in damages, Oswego Police said.