Electronic monitoring leads to gun, drug charges of North Aurora woman

Social media posts betray defendant with guns, illegal pot; leads to additional chargles

NORTH AURORA – Kane County Sheriff’s Office detectives discovered that a North Aurora defendant assigned to electronic monitoring operated by the Sheriff’s Office had been recently posting pictures of herself holding a handgun and large of amounts of illegal cannabis on a social media site, officials announced in a news release.

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 the defendant’s home, which was served on Feb. 22 at approximately 3:15 p.m. in the 200 block of Linn Court, North Aurora, the release stated.

The defendant, Mirage Tinder, 34, of North Aurora, who was in the residence at the time, was found to be in possession of a loaded handgun and 51 grams of illegally acquired cannabis, the release stated.

Tinder was on home monitoring on charges of driving with a suspended license.

Tinder was charged with two felony counts of possession of firearm by a felon and misdemeanor charges of possession of ammunition by a felon and cannabis possession, the release stated.

Tinder is currently being held in the Kane County jail on $50,000 bond, requiring $5,000 or 10% to be posted in order to be released, records show. She is scheduled to appear in court March 12.

Tinder is charged with a Class 2 felony, punishable by four to seven years in prison and fines up to $25,000, or a term of probation up to 48 months, if convicted.

“As we move toward a cashless bail system, electronic monitoring of defendants deferred from custody will be a key component in ensuring public safety,” the release stated. “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.”