Sheriff: Woman on Electronic Monitoring Caught After Displaying Guns, Drugs on Social Media

Sheriff: Woman on Electronic Monitoring Caught After Displaying Guns, Drugs on Social Media

A woman being held at home via an electronic monitoring device is facing new felony charges after posting images of herself on social media with a gun and illegally purchased marijuana.

According to a Kane County Sheriff’s Office news release, detectives discovered that Mirage Tinder, 34, of North Aurora, a defendant assigned to electronic monitoring operated by the Sheriff’s Office, had been posting pictures of herself holding a handgun and “large amounts of illegal cannabis” on a social media site.

The Sheriff’s Court Operations Unit, which is responsible for the monitoring program, worked with the Sheriff’s Special Investigations Unit to gather evidence and acquire a search warrant for Tinder’s home.

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The warrant was served at about 3:15 p.m. Monday (Feb. 22, 2021) in the 200 block of Linn Court, North Aurora. Tinder was in the residence and was found to be in possession of the loaded handgun and a total of 51 grams of illegally acquired cannabis.

Detectives charged Tinder with two counts of Possession of Firearm by a Felon, a Class 2 felony, and misdemeanor charges of Possession of Ammunition by a Felon and Cannabis Possession.

Charges against Tinder are not 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.

“As we move toward a cashless bail system, electronic monitoring of defendants deferred from custody will be a key component in ensuring public safety,” Kane County Sheriff Ron Hain said. “This case was an excellent example of how law enforcement can quickly react to a released person who may continue to pose a threat to the community through gun, gang, or violent activity and bring them back in front of a judge.”

SOURCE: Kane County Sheriff’s Office news release