AMBOY - On Jan. 28, 2013, the Amboy Police Department obtained arrest warrants on two individuals for Residential Burglary (Class 1 Felony) and Theft over $500 (Class 3 Felony). Charged were 18-year-old Travis S. Broderick of Amboy and 18-year-old Josephine Emmons of Big Rock. The charges stem from a report of a residential burglary that was received by the department on Jan. 25, 2013, to Emmonsí grandmotherís residence in the 300 block of South Jefferson Avenue in Amboy. Officers quickly determined that both subjects were suspects in the investigation.
During the investigation, Broderick told officers that he allegedly entered the residence through a basement window and then unlocked the door of the residence for Emmons to enter. Once inside the residence the pair stole an undisclosed amount of currency along with jewelry.
After leaving the residence the pair traveled to Mendota, where Broderick sold some of the jewelry at a Mendota Cash4Gold. Broderick told officers that the burglary was committed for the purpose of obtaining money to facilitate the purchase of K2 (synthetic Cannabis) from a location in Peru.
During the investigation officers determined that Broderick and Emmons were also allegedly responsible for a residential burglary that had occurred earlier in the day on Jan. 25, 2013, to Emmonsí auntís residence in Mendota.
Broderick is currently in the custody of the LaSalle County Jail and will be taken to the Lee County Jail on the outstanding Lee County warrant upon his release. Emmons is currently being treated at an Aurora hospital for an undisclosed medical condition and will be apprehended upon her release. Both subjectsí bond was set at $100,000 on the outstanding Lee County warrants. Both subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The Amboy Police Department was assisted in this investigation by the Mendota and Aurora police departments.