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Crime & Courts

Drivers in crash arrested on warrant, gun charges

Julio Caballero (left) and Brett Jackson
Julio Caballero (left) and Brett Jackson

DeKALB – Two drivers were arrested by DeKalb County Sheriff’s deputies after a crash late Tuesday that sent a child to the hospital.

According to a news release, deputies responded at 11:14 p.m. Tuesday for a two-vehicle crash at Route 23 and Perry Road, about 3 miles south of DeKalb. Police said a vehicle driven by Julio C. Caballero, 18, of the 1100 block of Avenue E, Rochelle, was westbound on Perry Road when it struck a vehicle driven by Brett M. Jackson, 28, of the 800 block of Woodlawn Drive, DeKalb, that was heading south on Route 23.

Both drivers refused medical treatment at the scene, according to the release. A child who was a passenger in Jackson’s vehicle was taken to Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital for minor injuries, according to the release.

During the investigation, deputies learned that Caballero was wanted by the Aurora Police Department for narcotics possession. He was also cited for failure to yield and for driving without insurance.

Jackson was charged with unlawfully possessing a gun with a revoked FOID card, possessing a revoked FOID card and unlawful use of a weapon.

According to court records, deputies asked Jackson while he was receiving medical treatment if he had his proof of insurance card and if they could retrieve it. At first Jackson said yes, then said no, because he had a gun in the car, according to court records. Deputies retrieved the insurance card from the glove box and also found a silver handgun with a pink handle, according to court records.

Both men were taken to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office to be held pending bond, according to the release.

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