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Scammer Tried to Extort Money to Call Off ‘Assassination Contract:’ Police

Jan 01, 2017 07:47PM ● Published by Shannon Antinori

Oswego Police are investigating the theft of items totaling $960 from Meijer, 2700 Route 34, at around 12:41 p.m. Dec. 29, according to a police report.
Someone spray painted property at Brother’s Garage, located in the 100 block of South Adams Street, sometime before 7:30 a.m. Dec. 29, according to Oswego Police.
Electronic harassment
Kendall County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating after an Oswego Township woman received messages on Dec. 28 stating that an “assassination contract” had been placed on her, and that the contract would be called off if she paid an undisclosed amount of money, police said. Deputies determined the messages were a scam, and the victim did not provide the suspect with any money or information, according to police.
 Cannabis arrest
A 17-year-old boy was arrested on charges of possession of less than 30 grams of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia at 2:09 p.m. Dec. 28 near Route 71 and Calumet Street, Oswego Police said.
DUI, obstruction
Alfredo Patino, 49, of the 100 block of Fernwood Road, was arrested by Kendall County Sheriff’s deputies at 7:21 p.m. Dec. 27 on a charge of DUI after being stopped for expired registration, according to a police report. During the stop, deputies determined that Patino, who initially provided them with a fictitious name, was driving under the influence, police said. He was charged with DUI, driving on a suspended license, no valid registration, illegal transportation of alcohol, operating an uninsured vehicle and obstructing identification, according to police.
ID theft
The Kendall County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an alleged identity theft scam in which a woman provided her bank account information after being contacted Dec. 24 about a possible virus on her computer by a caller claiming to work for Microsoft, police said.
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