Man arrested for threat to public official

By on July 9, 2010

Kane County—Kane County Sheriff’s Deputies on June 29 took a report of a threat made to an employee at the Kane County Circuit Clerk’s Office, located at 540 S. Randall Road in St Charles.

A male subject who identified himself as John Gareski called the Clerk’s Office and made a threat toward the clerk who answered the phone and an Assistant State’s Attorney.

On June 30, Gareski, 46, was taken into custody outside his residence in Bolingbrook, Ill. The Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office authorized two felony counts of threatening a Public Official against Gareski.

Gareski was transported to the Kane County Adult Justice Center and is being held on $75,000 bond.

The charges against Gareski are not a proof of guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the state’s burden to prove his or her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.