Monday, April 15, 2013
Cory M. Paytes, 23, pleaded guilty to attempted armed robbery and aggravated battery in which he threatened an Oswego Arby’s employee with a handgun in December 2011.
A Boulder Hill man has been sentenced to 12 years for charges of attempted armed robbery and aggravated battery in an incident in December of 2011, according to Kendall County State’s Attorney Eric Weis. Cory M. Paytes, 23, of the 0-99 block of Eastfield Road in Boulder Hill, pled guilty in March 2013 for charges stemming from an incident on Dec. 13, 2011 at the Oswego Arby’s in the 200 block of Douglas Road. Oswego Police responded to an armed robbery in progress and learned that two men wearing ski masks and dark clothing, one armed with a handgun, had forced their way into the Arby’s while an employee was taking out the trash. Sign up for our daily e-mail newsletter Follow the Oswego Patch on Facebook. The employee tried to run, said …
Monday, February 11, 2013
Incident occurred in September 2011.
An Aurora man was sentenced for five years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after being charged with a cocaine delivery, according to Kendall County State's Attorney Eric Weis. Cedric Cole, 29, of the 700 block of Grove Street, Aurora, pled guilty to the charge of the unlawful delivery of a controlled substance. He was arrested after delivering cocaine to an undercover narcotics officer in an incident in September 2011, said Weis. Cole will be required to serve two-years of mandatory supervised release after he serves his five-year prison sentence. Weis commended the work of the Kendall County Cooperative Police Assistance Team for their efforts in taking a dealer of cocaine off the streets of Kendall County.
Monday, February 4, 2013
Kevin R. Lockwood was charged after selling heroin to members of the Kendall County Cooperative Police assistant Team in June 2012.
An Oswego man has been given an eight-year sentence after being charged with heroin delivery from an incident in June 2012, according to Kendall County State’s Attorney Eric Weis. Want free local news in your inbox every morning? Sign up for our e-newsletter. Kevin R. Lockwood, 23, of the 200 block of Parkside, was sentenced to eight years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for the unlawful delivery of a controlled substance. In June 2012 Lockwood was arrested after he sold heroin to members of the Kendall County Cooperative Police Assistance Team (C.P.A.T.), said Weis. Lockwood delivered heroin to an undercover police officer within 1000 feet of a local park. “Their work continues to send a message that selling heroin in Kendall …
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Idreis J. Johnson was given 7 years in prison but recommended for a shorter prison boot-camp program.
An 18-year-old Yorkville man recently was sentenced to seven years in prison after pleading guilty to burglary and possession of a stolen vehicle, Kendall County State's Attorney Eric Weis said in a news release. Idreis J. Johnson, of the 300 block of Birchwood Drive, could serve substantially less time in prison if prison officials accept a judge's recomendation that he be placed in an intensive boot-camp program. After he is released, he will serve two years of parole. Johnson was charged earlier this year with burglary in connection to an October 2011 incident in Oswego, Weis said. While police were investigating the burglary, Johnson was discovered driving a car reported stolen from Bellwood. He fled on foot and was soon apprehended by…
Friday, May 25, 2012
Francisco Salazar, the driver in the shooting that killed Jason Ventura of Aurora in 2009, was found guilty of murder on Thursday.
An Aurora man was found guilty of murder on Thursday for his role in a 2009 drive-by shooting in Oswego, Kendall County State’s Attorney Eric Weis said. A jury convicted Francisco Salazar, 22, of Aurora, of one count of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted first-degree murder after deliberating for less than three hours, Weis said. The drive-by shooting occurred in the early morning hours of Dec. 20, 2009, on Long Beach Road near Douglas Road, police said. A car driven by Salazar pulled up alongside another vehicle, and shots were fired. Jason Ventura of Aurora, the driver of the second car, was shot in the head and killed. A passenger, Eduardo Gayton of Aurora, was injured in the shooting. Second passenger Jorge Ruiz of Aurora …
Friday, April 13, 2012
Leaders worry adults don't know much about cyber-bullying.
Cyber-bullying is prevalent: 42 percent of kids have been bullied online. 35 percent have been threatened. 21 percent have received mean or threatening emails. The Juvenile Justice Council, established by the Kendall County State's Attorney, hosted a free seminar on bullying and cyber bullying at Yorkville Middle School on Wednesday evening to help educate parents, students, teachers and community members on what bullying is and how to stop it. “When we founded this council, we asked ourselves: What are ideas that are not being currently addressed?” said Kendall County State's Attoerney Eric Weis. “Drugs, drinking… they’re pretty well discussed. But what people don’t all know about is cyber bullying.” Weis explained that almost everyone …
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Nicholas Wolgast, 21, was sentenced to seven years in prison for setting his girlfriend's home on fire during an argument.
A 21-year-old man who doused his girlfriend's house with gasoline and lit it on fire agreed to a seven-year prison sentence as part of a negotiated agreement, Kendall County State's Attorney Eric Weis announced Tuesday. Nicholas Wolgast pleaded guilty to residential arson in connection with an incident at about 10 p.m. Feb. 8 on Dolores Street in an unincorporated area near Oswego, Weis said. He will serve two years of parole after finishing his prison sentence. During an argument with his girlfriend and her mother, Wolgast took a gasoline can from the garage and poured gasoline over the carpet and some of the contents inside the house, authorities said. He lit the flooring in the family room on fire with a disposable lighter as the mother…
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
District 308 board members say opening the upcoming boundary committee meetings to the public and press will make the process much more difficult.
Oswego School District 308 board members and administrators are not happy with a recent opinion by Kendall County State’s Attorney Eric Weis that upcoming Boundary Committee meetings should be subject to the Illinois Open Meetings Act. The matter was addressed at Monday night’s board meeting during a progress report on the committee by Associate Superintendent Todd Colvin. Colvin said staff members were not pleased with Weis’ opinion, and some board members agreed. Reached by phone Tuesday, Weis said he based his opinion on case law and a similar judgment he made in 2009 regarding a district overcrowding committee. That earlier opinion was reached with extensive consultation of the Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office. “As with …
Friday, October 7, 2011
Theddias LeSure of Montgomery, charged with 28 counts of murder, attempted murder and arson for allegedly setting a fire in 2009 that killed two of his relatives, was returned to the county jail Friday. State experts have declared him fit to stand trial.
In February, Theddias LeSure was found unfit to stand trial for murder, and was sent to a state-run mental health facility. On Friday, he was returned to the Kendall County Jail, and the Illinois Department of Human Services declared him mentally capable of answering his charges. Kendall County State’s Attorney Eric Weis presented a state report in court Friday pronouncing LeSure, 24, of the 2400 block of Riva Ridge Road in Montgomery, fit to stand trial on 28 counts of murder, attempted murder and arson. Gary Johnson, one of LeSure’s attorneys, said he has some problems with the report, however, and will have it examined by an expert. But LeSure’s legal team raised no objection to his return to the Kendall County Jail in Yorkville. LeSure…
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Arrest make on Light Road in October.
An Aurora man convicted for selling ecstasy pills to undercover Kendall County investigators near Oswego has been sentenced to seven years in prison. Denzell, Terrell, 18, pleaded guilty last week to unlawful delivery of a controlled substance after selling the drug to officers in the 100 block of Light Road in Oswego Township in October. Kendall County State's Attorney Eric Weis commended the work of the Kendall County Cooperative Police Assistance Team that made the arrest. “Their hard work continues to send a message that selling illegal drugs like Ecstacy in Kendall County will not be tolerated,” Weis said. Terrell will be required to serve two years of mandatory supervised release after his prison term.