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Arrest Made in Oswego Church Burglary

Feb 02, 2016 04:23PM ● By Shannon Antinori

Kevin T. Johnson. Photo provided by Oswego police.

Social media helped Oswego police nab a man who allegedly got caught on camera burglarizing a church, police said.

Oswego police on Monday arrested Kevin T. Johnson, 51, of Chicago, in connection with a burglary last month at St. Anne’s Catholic Church, 551 Boulder Hill Pass.

Surveillance cameras at the church captured footage of a man inside the church offices after midnight on Jan. 24, police said.

Oswego police shared the man’s photo on social media, leading to a flurry of tips that ultimately helped officers identify Johnson, police said.

Police located Johnson late Sunday night, and he agreed to speak to police, spokeswoman Cathy Nevara said

After being interviewed by Oswego police, Johnson was arrested with the approval of the Kendall County State’s Attorney’s Office on a charge of burglary, as well as an unrelated charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. He was taken to the Kendall County jail to await a bond hearing.

On Tuesday, a judge set Johnson’s bond at $100,000.

The Jan. 24 burglary was the second recent break-in at St. Anne’s. Someone entered the church overnight a little more than a month earlier, on Dec. 19.