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Oswego Teens Charged After Lying to Cops: Police

One girl allegedly claimed she was having trouble breathing in an attempt to get out of a traffic stop, police said.

Credit: File photo
Credit: File photo
Lying to police allegedly landed three Oswego teenagers in hot water after they were stopped by Kendall County Sheriff's deputies.

Sheriff's police said the trio of teen girls — one age 15 and the other two age 16 — were stopped at around 1:30 a.m. Thursday in the 1000 block of Harvey Road for several moving violations and an equipment violation.

After being stopped, the teens allegedly told deputies that one of them was having trouble breathing, and that they were on the way to the hospital. Oswego paramedics were called to the scene, only to tell deputies that the girl who was allegedly having breathing issues admitted to lying, police said.

While investigating the incident, deputies determined another girl had also lied about her identity.

All three were charged with violating curfew and obstructing a police officer, according to the Kendall County Sheriff's office. The driver was also charged with not having a valid license, and the teen who lied about her identity was charged with obstructing identification, police said.

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lala March 29, 2014 at 04:43 PM
I thought they had restrictions on what time and how many kids can be in the car?
Magilla Gorilla March 30, 2014 at 02:34 PM
It is ultimately the parents' fault. Raise your children to be respectful, honest and act properly and you won't be called a neglectful parent. Respect is earned, not given. Don't disrespect anyone, especially police officers unless that person/s have disrespected you first. Teach your kids to always tell the truth... "The Truth Never Changes". Children make mistakes, but should never lie.
missmary March 31, 2014 at 10:29 AM
Let's not be so quick to blame the parents. Teens can and will do things without the concesent of their parents. You can drill in "don't lie" all you want - and think you're raising a child right - but its never a guarantee. Perhaps it was poor parenting choices that lead to this - but perhaps not. If you've ever had a teen, especially one that's gotten hooked into the wrong crowd, suffering from any sort of mental illness or just plain going through a rebellion stage you'll know that all the "tough love" parenting in the world won't stop them from doing what they want. I know it certainly didn't stop me.
Grammy March 31, 2014 at 07:41 PM
Thanks Missmary--I am "old school" and my grown children turned out very well. (one teacher, one police officer, and one drives you precious cargo to school every day.) BUT I am not so old that I don't remember some of the really stupid things that they (or myself) did at some point in their lives. It's people like Magilla Gorilla that have the "perfect kids" that we all have to watch out for. My point is they are KIDS and KIDS do not always think of the consequences in the heat of the moment.
Magilla Gorilla April 02, 2014 at 10:25 PM
No one is perfect. You just can't let your kids run the street. My kids are not perfect, but I never let them have access to car keys after 10pm when they were that age. If the kids are/were hanging with the wrong crowd, then you aren't/weren't paying attention. Period!

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