Two suburban men have been charged with disorderly conduct for allegations that they claimed to hold a friend for ransom and threatened to kill her if their demand for money was not met.
Deanna Nolan, 19, of 2008 Ogden Avenue in Lisle, and Jakarre Brown, 20, of 1635 21st Avenue in Maywood, appeared in bond court Thursday morning where DuPage County Judge Elizabeth Sexton set bond at $50,000 for each of the men.
Police say that the pair called Maynard Otto Vetrovec around 5 p.m. on June 18 from a blocked phone number. They are accused of telling Vetrovec his granddaughter had been kidnapped and that she would be killed if he did not meet their demands for money.
After receiving the phone call, Vetrovec contacted the Naperville Police Department. Nolan and Brown who were both taken into custody at around 10:15 p.m. Wednesday.
Vetrovec’s granddaughter was safely located at another friend’s house.
“The allegations against Mr. Brown and Ms. Nolan are very serious,” Berlin said. “Attempting to extort money by allegedly threatening the murder of a loved one is not only unlawful, it is a cruel and heartless thing to do."
Nolan’s next court appearance is scheduled for June 21 while Brown’s next court appearance is scheduled forJune 24. Both cases have been assigned to Judge Daniel Guerin.