An Aurora man is facing two misdemeanor Endangering the Life and Health of a Child and he was also arrested on a warrant after the man's two children were allegedly found crying and cold outside on Monday night in Yorkville.
Yorkville Police say in a report that a male called the police department to say he located two children, both under seven years-old who were crying and cold outside in the 200 block of Bertram Dr.
Police say the man took the two children into his house for over an hour, waiting for parents to return when he called police.
Police took custody of the two children and contacted the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. Upon further investigation, police say officers found that 31 year-old Johnathan Phillips of Autumn Ln. in Aurora was the father of the children.
Police officials say that Phillips was supposed to be watching the children at their mother's residence but decided to leave when the children exited the front door of the residence and were too small to open the door to get back inside.
The report indicates the mother was located and the children were turned over to her.
At the Yorkville Police Department, it was found Phillips had an active warrant out of Kane County. Kane County Court records show a pending misdemeanor cannabis charge and several traffic citations.
Illinois Department of Corrections records show Phillips was also out on parole on a 2014 Home Invasion and Possession of Stolen Vehicle conviction in Kane County.
Additional IDOC information shows past drug and obstruction convictions also out of Kane County. Phillips was transported to the Kendall County Jail for booking on the two child endangerment charges and the warrant.
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