Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Three drivers received citations after a three-car crash Tuesday afternoon at Routes 176 and 14 in Crystal Lake.
Three people were transported to Centegra Hospital in Woodstock for treatment on Tuesday afternoon following a three-vehicle crash near Routes 176 and 14 in Crystal Lake. Crystal Lake Police Cmdr. Dan Dziewior said Robert Clish, 67, of Harvard, was driving a 2012 GMC Terrain shortly before 12:50 p.m. when he exited a private driveway east of the Route 176-14 intersection. Clish was attempting to travel east on Route 14. Clish’s vehicle collided with an eastbound 2008 GMC Denali driven by Chad Chavez, 33, of Crystal Lake and eventually a westbound 2005 Ford Freestyle driven by Christopher Otto, 37, of Crystal Lake, Dziewior stated in a release. Three lanes of the four-lane highway were obstructed by the crash. Fire Rescue personnel …
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Friday afternoon accident sent two people to the hospital and diverted traffic for nearly one hour, police said.
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Saturday, April 20
Two people were injured, one critically, in a four car crash Friday afternoon at the intersection of Routes 31 and 176 in Crystal Lake. At about 2:55 p.m. April 19, emergency crews arrived at the intersection where four cars were involved in a collision in the northbound lanes of Route 31 on the north side of Route 176, Crystal Lake Police Cmdr. Dan Dziewior said. Paramedics transported two drivers to Centegra- Northern Illinois Medical Center in McHenry. One driver is believed to have non life-threatening injuries, and the other was listed in critical condition, Dziewior stated in a release. The drivers' names were not released pending notification of family members, police said. Initial police investigation into the cause of the crash …
Monday, April 15, 2013
The Crystal Lake firefighters and police respond to house at 1709 Moorland Lane.
Crystal Lake Police are investigating the "suspicious circumstances" surrounding the death of a Crystal Lake man following an early Sunday morning fire at 1709 Moorland Lane. Resident Dunn Mizell, 49, was found inside the home and later pronounced dead at Centegra Hospital in Woodstock, according to McHenry County Coroner Anne Majewski. An autopsy will be performed Monday morning, she said. A McHenry County Sheriff's deputy reported the suspicious circumstance at the home, and Crystal Lake Police were dispatched at 7:33 a.m. April 14, to a report of a fire at a two-story house, which backs up to Glacier Ridge Elementary School on the city's south side. Upon arrival, officers outside the home observed Mizell lying on the floor in a room …
Monday, April 8, 2013
Lori Berg Ruzbasan, who drove into a Crystal Lake home on Thursday due to a suspected medical condition, passed away Sunday.
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Monday, April 8
UPDATE SUNDAY, APRIL 7: Lori Berg Ruzbasan, 49, of Crystal Lake passed away on Sunday, April 7, according to friends. Ruzbasan is believed to have suffered a medical condition on Thursday, during which time she lost control of her minivan and crashed into the garage portion of a home at 1417 Tanglewood Drive in Crystal Lake, police said. Ruzbasan was listed in critical condition on Thursday night after being taken to Centegra Hopsital in Woodstock, the Northwest Herald reported. Since then, friends and family having been hoping and praying for her recovery. She is listed as a first grade teacher for St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic School, 265 King St., Crystal Lake. Ruzbasan leaves behind a husband and three teenage children. Check back to…
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Video recording device was found by a student in the boys athletic locker room at Crystal Lake Central High School, school officials said.
UPDATE: 6:45 p.m. Crystal Lake Police are interviewing a person of interest regarding the pin-hole camera found in the boys' athletic locker room Thursday at Crystal Lake Central High School, according to Police Cmdr. Dan Dziewior. "We are interviewing a person of interest at this time, which may result in resolution and criminal charges," Dziewior said. ___________________ UPDATE: 5:30 p.m. Crystal Lake Police issued a press release stating that the video recording device found today at Crystal Lake Central High School is a "pin-hole" camera. The camera is a stand-alone device, which does not possess the capability of main streaming video to a wireless system, according to police. The Crystal Lake Police Department will be using a …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Luke P. Gildea, 17, of Crystal Lake, was arrested Thursday and charged with unauthorized video recording.
Crystal Lake Police have made an arrest in the case of a pin-hole camera found Thursday in the boys' athletic locker room at Crystal Lake Central High School. Luke P. Gildea, 17, of Crystal Lake, has been charged with two counts of unauthorized video recording. One count is a class 4 felony, and the second is a class 3 felony involving a victim under 18 years old, Crystal Lake Police Cmdr. Dan Dziewior stated in a press release issued late Thursday night. Gildea is a student at the school, which is located at 45 W. Franklin St. Gildea was expected to be transported to the McHenry County Jail in Woodstock, where his bond hearing is set for 8 a.m. Friday at the McHenry County Courthouse. "The department continues to work closely with …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The Cash Store was robbed this past Saturday.
The Crystal Lake Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating the suspect in a robbery on Saturday at The Cash Store, 1125 South Route 31. The Crystal Lake Police Department provided photographs from the robbery — and of the suspect vehicle — to the media Monday and is asking anyone with information regarding the robbery to contact Detective Majzner at 815-459-4481. The robbery occurred at about 12:23 p.m. when a man entered The Cash Store and demanded money, according to Crystal Lake Police Cmdr. Dan Dziewior. The alleged robber was described as an African-American male wearing a grey pull-over style hooded sweatshirt, blue denim carpenter style pants, tan work boots, black knit mask and black gloves. He weighed about …
Sunday, March 3, 2013
A man threatened employees and took off with an undisclosed amount of cash at about noon on Saturday, March 2.
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Sunday, March 3
Crystal Lake Police are searching for a man who robbed "The Cash Store" on Route 31 on Saturday afternoon. A man entered the store located at 1125 S. Route 31, near Rakow Road, at about 12:23 p.m. and demanded money, according to Crystal Lake Police Cmdr. Dan Dziewior. The alleged robber was described as an African-American male wearing a grey pull-over style hooded sweatshirt, blue denim carpenter style pants, tan work boots, black knit mask and black gloves. He weighed about 230 pounds and was about 6 feet, 2-inches tall. The man did not display a weapon, but he threatened the lives of the employees within the store, Dziewior stated in a press release. He took an undisclosed amount of cash before fleeing the scene in a vehicle that …
Monday, February 25, 2013
The body of a 14-year-old girl was found at 7:45 a.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 21.
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Monday, February 25
UPDATE: 11:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21. ----------------------------------------------- A 14-year-old teenage girl was found dead Thursday morning at Veteran Acres Park, according to Crystal Lake Police and Park District officials. Park District Police and Crystal Lake Police officials were on the scene early Feb. 21, to investigate the death at the park, located at 431 Walkup Road on the north side of Crystal Lake. The teen's body was found at about 7:45 a.m. by a passerby near the pond. Police did not release the cause of death, but no foul play is suspected, said Crystal Lake Police Cmdr. Dan Dziewior. The girl's name was withheld because she is a juvenile. The teen was reported missing late Wednesday night. Friends and acquaintances of …
Monday, February 18, 2013
Crystal Lake Police arrested two Crystal Lake and two Woodstock men relating to a Feb. 6 home invasion in the 0 to 100 block of East Terra Cotta Avenue.
Crystal Lake Police have arrested four men relating to a home invasion last week in the 0 to 100 block of Terra Cotta Avenue. On Feb. 6, police responded to reports of a home invasion in progress. The four men had forced their way into the house, battered the resident, removed items from inside the house and ran away on foot. Responding officers chased the men, and two were quickly apprehended in the area, according to Crystal Lake Police Cmmdr. Dan Dziewior. The other two invaders eluded capture, Dziewior said. Police eventually determined their and issued arrest warrants for them. As of Feb. 14, all four men had been arrested and charged. Philip J. Dawson, 26, of Crystal Lake Ryan M. Johnson, 22, of Crystal Lake William J. Kindall, 21, …