The Dixon Police Department announces the arrest of Jennifer A. Janus Yeager, age 49, of Dixon, Illinois on 7/9/19 at approximately 3:07 p.m. The Dixon Police Department received a complaint from a concerned citizen about an Audi passenger car driving north on the Peoria Avenue Bridge with children inside of a pool, on the roof of the vehicle.
Officers searched the area and observed a white Audi Q5 driving westbound on IL Route 2, just west of Palmyra Road with a blue inflatable pool on the roof with two juveniles inside of the pool. Officers conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle on River Lane, just south of IL Route 2 where they made contact with the driver, Yeager.
During the course of the investigation it was learned that Yeager drove into town to inflate the pool at a friends’ house and had her two juvenile daughters ride inside of the empty pool to hold it down on their drive home. Yeager was placed under arrest for two counts of Endangering the Health or Life of a Child and two counts of Reckless Conduct. Yeager was also cited for failure to secure a passenger of the age of 8 and under the age of 16.
Yeager was transported to the Dixon Police Department where she was processed and released after posting bond.
Citizens are reminded to call the Dixon Police Department at (815)288-4411 or CrimeStoppers at 1-888-Caught-U. (1-888-228-4488) Callers can remain anonymous and receive rewards of up to $1,000.00 if their information leads to an arrest.
All charges are merely an allegation and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty