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Possession of Firearm/Revoked FOID

Thursday, July 28, 2022, at 8:01 AM, the Batavia Police Department and the Illinois State Police (ISP) SWAT arrested Christian W. Rask, 43 years of age, in the vicinity of his home near the 1300 block of Johnston Drive in Batavia, IL. At that time Rask had an arrest warrant for the following charges and was taken into custody without incident: 

    Failure to Surrender Firearms Owners Identification Card (FOID) - Class A Misdemeanor

    Failure to Complete a Firearm Disposition Record - Class A Misdemeanor

Following the arrest, police executed a search warrant at the home of Rask. The search warrant led to the recovery of additional items of evidence. As a result, the following additional charges were approved by the Kane County State's Attorney's Office: 

    Possession of a Firearm/ Revoked FOID - Class 3 Felony

    Possession of Firearm Ammunition - Revoked FOID - Class A Misdemeanor

Rask is currently being held on the above-listed charges at the Kane County Jail. The charges against Rask are not proof of guilt. Rask is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the state's burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. 

The Batavia Police Department would like to thank the Illinois State Police, Kane County Sheriff's Office, and the Kane County State's Attorney's Office for their assistance on this case. 

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