Crystal Lake Father, Son Arrested for Firearms Violations

Crystal Lake Police arrested 29-year-old Eric S. Sorenson and his father, Keith Sorenson, 60.


A Crystal Lake patrol officer early Sunday morning discovered a convicted felon in possession of several loaded firearms in a local industrial park.

Eric S. Sorenson, 29, of Crystal Lake, was arrested and charged with three counts unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, three counts unlawful possession of firearm ammunition by a felon, and two counts aggravated unlawful use of weapons, according to a press release issued by Chief David Linder.

Police said Soreson was found by a patrol officer at 12:50 a.m. behind a building in an industrial area Oct. 21. At that time, Sorenson had several loaded firearms in his possession, the release stated.

The weapons were located in a trunk of a vehicle, and were seized upon Sorenson's arrest. Sorenson is not eligible for a Firearms Owners Identification Card, police said.

"All residents of Illinois must have issued to them a valid FOID card in order to possess any firearm or armmunition, and, even then, must transport them and use them within the law," the press release stated.

Police said they believe Eric Sorenson's father, Keith Sorenson, 60, also of Crystal Lake, lawfully purchased the firearms. Police on Monday obtained an arrest warrant for the father and charged him with illegal sale (transfer) of a firearm, the release said.

Officers also obtained a search warrant for the Sorenson's home, where additional weapons and ammunition were seized, police said.

The case remains under investigation by the Crystal Lake Police Department with assistance from the McHenry County State's Attorney's Office and the Bureau of Tobacco Firearms and Explosives, the release stated. 

frank frantz October 26, 2012 at 10:53 PM
It is amazing, how many violations stem from one firearm. Does the criminal who robs a bank, usually has a record therefore fire arms are a no-no, have all these tossed in on top of armed robbery?
Dan Cox November 03, 2012 at 02:53 PM
The issue is that he was a Convicted Felon, in possession of a Loaded Firearm. A Felon can not obtain a FOID Card, so he may not possess a firearm or ammunition in Illinois. A Felon may not purchase a Firearm Legally either. The Father is in trouble as a "Straw Purchaser" of the Gun's for his Son, who also appears to be a Drug Addict. We are lucky to have these guy's off of the street, good jod CLPD. :)


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