Oswego Residents Scammed in Internet Sales: Police
Feb 29, 2016 06:20AM
● By Steven Jack
Domestic battery/criminal damage to property
Brandon Wilkinson, 31, was arrested for domestic battery and criminal damage to property at about 8:50 p.m. Feb. 28 at his home in the 0-99 block of Ashlawn Drive, according to a Kendall County Sheriff's Office report. Wilkinson is alleged to have damaged a wall, fence and handrail at the home during a domestic disturbance, the sheriff's office said.
David Basurto Jr., 22, of the 200 block of Springbrook Trail South, was arrested on two charges of domestic battery and obstructing an officer at about 3 a.m. Feb. 28 at his home, according to an Oswego Police report.
Allan Hillyer, 57, was arrested for domestic battery at about 12:15 a.m. Feb. 28 at his home in the 200 block of Long Meadow Court, according to an Oswego Police report.
Fleeing and eluding
Mark Bell, 36, of Yorkville, was arrested for fleeing and eluding and obstructing a police officer at about 2 a.m. Feb. 28 near Orchard Road and Aucutt Drive, according to a Kendall County Sheriff's Office report. Deputies originally tried to stop Bell for speeding at Orchard and Caterpillar Drive; however, he refused to pull over. Bell committed several moving violations, and when he finally stopped he refused to comply with police commands, the sheriff's office said.
Oswego Police are investigating a report of a scam from Feb. 26 in which a resident was taken for about $780. The resident placed a vehicle for sale on the internet and later sent a moneygram to a "buyer" for what she thought was insurance costs. The victim later learned there was no buyer and the transaction was fake.
James Snell, 45, was arrested for criminal damage to property at about 9 p.m. Feb. 26 in the 100 block of Hampton Road, according to a Kendall County Sheriff's office report. He is alleged to have damaged the front door of a home during a domestic dispute, the sheriff's office said.
Robert Webber, 42, was arrested for domestic battery at about 10:30 p.m. Feb. 24 at his home in the 0-99 block of Circle Court, according to a Kendall County Sheriff's Office report. Deputies were called to the home after Webber allegedly caused facial injuries to a female acquaintance. He left before deputies arrived, but was arrested after later returning to the home, the sheriff's office said.
A female juvenile was arrested for criminal damage to property after a fight with her mother at about 1 p.m. Feb. 23 in the 100 block of Dolores Street, according to a Kendall County Sheriff's Office report.
An Oswego resident was scammed out of about $3,400 Feb. 22 after posting household items for sale on a garage sale app. The person was sent a check that exceeded the amount for the items for sale. The victim was told the extra money was to pay for the mover of the items. The victim cashed the checks and wired money back to the "purchaser" in Florida, and later learned that the checks were not valid.