Sheriff’s Office cautions Citizens of Jury Duty Scams
The Kendall County Sheriff’s Office is warning citizens of a new phone scam in which the caller claims to be a sheriff’s official stating they missed Jury Duty. The scammer claims to be Sgt. Baker with the Jury Duty Division. The Kendall County Sheriff’s Office does not make calls stating you have missed Jury Duty.
The Sheriff’s Office wants to make everyone aware that they should never respond to these types of calls. If you have received a call like this, do not provide any personal information and immediately hang up the phone.
Anyone who has received a jury duty scam phone call we urge you to contact the Kendall County Sheriff’s Office and make a report or you may email email@example.com.
Fugitive captured through regional task force
On Nov. 7, members of the U.S. Marshals Service Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force apprehended fugitive Alejandro Delgado in the 300 block of Frederick Avenue in Bellwood. Delgado, a 27-year-old male from Bellwood, was wanted on a Kendall County warrant for Traveling to Meet a Minor, a class 3 felony; Grooming, a class 4 felony; and Distributing Harmful Material to a Minor, a class 4 felony. Delgado had been a fugitive since September of 2018.
Delgado was taken into custody and transported to the Cook County Jail. Delgado’s bond is set at $200,000.00, with ten percent to apply.
The Kendall County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind citizens to call Crime Stoppers to report any information regarding fugitive’s whereabouts. Callers who wish to remain anonymous can contact the Kendall County Crime Stoppers at 630-553-5999. Or you may visit the Kendall County Facebook “Fugitive Fridays” for the fugitive of the week.
Morris man charged with child pornography
On Oct. 30, Kendall County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the 30 Block of West Anchor Drive for a report of a man attempting to contact a juvenile female.
The man had located where the female lived, and went to her residence; despite being told to stay away.
The subject, Skyler Roudis, a 24-year-old man from Morris, spoke with detectives and an investigation was initiated. A search of Roudis’ cellular phone revealed numerous images of child pornography.
The Kendall County State’s Attorney’s Office subsequently charged Roudis with eight counts of child pornography, four of the charges being a class 1 felony; and the others being a class 3 felony.
Roudis was booked into the Kendall County Corrections Center.
The investigation is ongoing, and detectives are currently working with other police agencies regarding criminal acts Roudis may have committed in other jurisdictions.
School District 308 makes Sandy Hook Promise
Sandy Hook Promise is partnering with the Oswego Community Unit School District 308 to protect over 9,000 students with life-saving violence prevention programs.
Sandy Hook Promise (SHP) is proud to announce that it will be partnering with the Oswego Community Unit School District 308 to help train its students, educators, and school administrators how to identify, assess, intervene and get help for those exhibiting at-risk behaviors through its Safety Assessment and Intervention and Know the Signs programs. Through the STOP School Violence Act over 9,000 students will be trained in 10 schools across the district.
“We are proud to work with the School District 308 to help keep its students safe by training them how to spot and report at-risk behaviors before violence occurs, as well as how to create an inclusive and connected community. We know we can prevent violence through proven programs like our Know the Signs programs, and I am proud that we are able to train and protect the students of SD 308,” said Mark Barden, co-founder and managing director of Sandy Hook Promise and father of Daniel, who was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy.
“With so many reactive methods being discussed in regard to school safety, we are happy to work closely with Sandy Hook Promise through the STOP School Violence Act to teach our students and educators proven prevention methods that will help keep our schools safe,” said Dr. John Sparlin, superintendent of schools.
Coats for Kendall drive kicks-off
The Rotary Club of Oswego’s annual Coats for Kendall winter clothing drive is underway. The club will be collecting coats, scarves, hats, gloves, and mittens now through the end of February.
Donations can be dropped off at the main entrances of SD 308 schools, Oswego Village Hall, Oswegoland Park District and a number of other area businesses.
As part of the Coats for Kendall program, Rotary Club of Oswego is working with the schools in our community to make sure that each student in need can leave school in a warm coat, gloves and a hat this winter.
Breakfast with Santa, supporting Oswego classrooms
This year, Breakfast with Santa will offer the same great pancakes and a visit from the jolly old elf himself — now in a new location and benefitting Oswego classrooms.
The Oswego Foundation for Educational Excellence is partnering with the Rotary Club of Oswego to bring Breakfast with Santa to Oswego High School from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, which is the morning following Christmas Walk. In addition to the pancake breakfast, families will be able to play games, do crafts, and, of course, visit with Santa for pictures and gift requests.
The event runs from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. with two breakfast seatings at 8:30 and 10 a.m. Patrons must choose one of the two seating times but are welcome to enjoy games and activities for the full three hours of the event.
Tickets are $7 per person, or $24 for a family of four, when purchased in advance. Prices increase by $1 per person at the door. Based upon space, tickets are not guaranteed to be available for purchase the day of the event, and advanced ticket purchases are strongly encouraged. Children under 4 are free.
Tickets go on sale at 9 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 2. Visit www.oswegofoundation.org/breakfast-with-santa.html for more details and to purchase tickets in advance. A limited number of tickets will also be available for purchase from Oswego Foundation for Educational Excellence volunteers.
Proceeds from Breakfast with Santa will benefit the Oswego Foundation for Educational Excellence, the foundation that supports Oswego 308 School District classrooms by providing grants for additional items for students and classrooms to enhance educational opportunities.
For more information on the Oswego Foundation for Educational Excellence, visit http://www.oswegofoundation.org/.
–Kendall County News Briefs–