Police restrict access to judicial center due to ‘suspicious package’

By on May 3, 2012

Bomb squad opens box to find workout DVD, game, calculator
Kane County—Police restricted access to the Kane County Judicial Center Wednesday morning after a security officer was informed of a suspicious package in the parking lot.

Shortly after 8 a.m., the security officer received word of the item, and officers found a small, grey box on a landscape berm in the parking lot on the northwest side of the complex.

Due to the location of the box and inability to verify its contents without opening it, deputies and court security officers blocked off the west parking lots and diverted all traffic to the east side of the building. The Kane County Bomb Squad was called to the scene, and they were able to safely open the package and located a workout DVD, Playstation video game and a calculator. Deputies collected the box and contents as evidence, and the parking lot was reopened at approximately 9:45 a.m.

During the incident the courthouse remained open and court calls were unaffected. The Geneva and St Charles police departments assisted Sheriff’s deputies with traffic control.