Internet anonymity is fading away in modern-day times, and one Harvard resident has learned this cold truth the hard way. The McHenry County Sheriff’s office runs its own social media page, so they are well aware of the existence of online trolls. One person on the social media site took things too far when they posted a long series of derogatory comments on the official police department’s webpage.
After seeing the shocking messages, one curious police officer decided to click on the person’s public profile. The investigator quickly identified the suspect as Jack D. Hoschouer, and he was shocked at the public content of his page. Mr. Hoschouer’s Facebook page contained pictures of large amounts of cash, firearms and drugs. When police saw these images, they decided to research the suspect further.
Another investigator found that the online troll had a real-world warrant out for his arrest. Utilizing the information posted on the social media page, authorities tracked down the suspect at his home. While arresting him on the unrelated arrest warrant, police could see narcotics paraphernalia in plain sight. They searched the home for additional drugs and found both cannabis and cannabis wax. The marijuana is suspected to have a street value of around $10,000, and the cannabis wax had a value of about $11,000.
Jack Hoschouer was arrested and is facing multiple charges. He is charged with possession of cannabis, possession of cannabis with the intent to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is scheduled to appear in court on April 23, and he is currently facing a bond of $25,000.