ELGIN TOWNSHIP – An Elk Grove Village man was charged by the Kane County Sheriff's Office with using a tracking device to stalk his ex-girlfriend in violation of an order of protection, according to police and court records.
The former girlfriend, who told police she was afraid of him because he would randomly show up where she was, found the electronic device tracking device under the right side of the rear passenger seat of her car, reports stated.
Oscar Nevarez, 43, of the 600 block of Cutter Lane, Elk Grove Village, was charged June 1 with misdemeanor violation of an order of protection in that he also texted his former girlfriend on multiple occasions after being told to cease contact and followed her to a friend's house using a tracking device that was found in the rear of her car.
Nevarez posted $1,000 as bail or 10 percent of the $10,000 bond that was set. He is scheduled to appear in court July 17.
The sheriff’s report states that the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office declined to charge Nevarez with a felony violation of his order of protection, but stated it would be reviewed and upgraded if applicable.
According to Kane County Sheriff’s reports, Nevarez’s former girlfriend called police at 12:31 a.m. June 1 to report that he came to where she had been attending a party at a house in the 08N000 block of Falcons Trail, Elgin Township near St. Charles.
The former girlfriend, who lives in Schaumburg, had already left the party when Nevarez showed up; a friend there notified her that Nevarez came looking for her, and she called police, reports stated.
Nevarez has an active order of protection against him in Cook County where the former girlfriend lives, reports stated.
Deputies located Nevarez sitting in a 2008 blue Buick Regal on Eagles Nest Court, about a block away from the address on Falcons Trail, “visibly intoxicated,” reports stated.
Nevarez said when he could not find his former girlfriend, he tried to leave but couldn’t because he lost his car keys and cell phone in somewhere in the backyards, reports stated.
Partygoers on Falcons Trail agreed to assist Nevarez, but then became rude and asked him to leave; Nevarez said he left and went to sit in the car, reports stated.
Partygoers told police when they learned he was the ex-boyfriend, they told him to leave, reports stated.
Nevarez’s former girlfriend told police she felt scared that he was stalking her because he would show up randomly, but she had not told him where she would be, reports stated.
After getting the call from her friend about him showing up at the party, she searched her car and located an electronic device, SpyTec STI-GL300, under the right side of the rear passenger seat, reports stated.
The former girlfriend provided deputies with the device for evidentiary purposes and said she wanted to press charges against Nevarez for stalking her, reports stated.
Nevarez had also been arrested on Jan. 24 in Schaumburg for violating the order of protection, the report stated.
A customer service representative for SpyTec said the company cautions its customers in its terms and conditions in the use of its products.
"Use of a GPS tracking device and related tracking software are subject to various laws, ordinances and regulations, which may vary from state to state. Please consult with an attorney regarding such laws if you have any questions," the website states.