Sunday, May 19, 2013
Fingerprinting will be held May 22, at the McHenry County Sheriff's Office in Woodstock.
The McHenry County Sheriff's Office is holding a child fingerprinting event in honor of the upcoming National Missing Children's Day and the Take 25 Child Safety Campaign. The free fingerprinting service is from 8:30 to 10 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, at the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, 2200 N. Seminary Ave., Woodstock, according to a sheriff's office press release. Attendees should go to the Sheriff’s Office Training Division located on the second floor of the courthouse. May 25th has been observed as National Missing Children’s Day since it was first recognized in 1983. National Missing Children’s Day serves as an annual reminder there are thousands of children who are missing and stresses the importance of making child…
Saturday, May 18, 2013
McHenry County Sheriff's Department joins several local police departments in Memorial Day Holiday seat belt enforcement.
Saturday, May 18
The McHenry County Sherriff's Office is joining over 500 local law enforcement agencies across the state in the 2013 Click It or Ticket campaign for the Memorial Day holiday. The seat belt enforcement effort, coordinated by the Illinois Department of Transportation, aims to save lives by strongly enforcing seat belt laws before and during the Memorial Day holiday weekend. “As we kick off the busy summer driving season it’s important for everyone to buckle up every trip, every time, day or night – no excuses,” said McHenry County Undersheriff Andrew Zinke. “Our officers are prepared to ticket anyone who is not wearing a seat belt.” Provisional numbers show that during the 2012 Memorial Day weekend there were six fatalities and almost 600 …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren said officers from the Narcotics Unit seized five handguns, $23,141 in cash and about $56,460 worth of marijuana.
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Saturday, May 11
Two Richmond men were arrested earlier this week for weapons and multiple drug-related charges. The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit, which includes officers from the Lake in the Hills Police Department, conducted a joint narcotics investigation with the Palatine Police Department and the Illinois State Police North Central Narcotics Task Force (NCNTF). On Monday, May 6, members of the county's SWAT team, Narcotics Unit, K-9 Unit, and NCNTF conducted a search warrant at the address of 9702 N. Clark Rd. in Richmond, according to a release issued by Sheriff Keith Nygren. During the execution of the search warrant, one of the residents was arrested for multiple drug charges and weapons offenses. The second resident was arrested …
Friday, May 10, 2013
The accident happened at a Spring Grove home early Friday.
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Friday, May 10
An 83-year-old Spring Grove woman died at Centegra Hospital early Friday after she slipped and the vehicle she had been driving rolled backward, causing her injury, according to a McHenry County Sheriff's Office press release. The paramedics were already on scene at June A. Severs' home, at 1419 Main St. in Spring Grove around 2 a.m. for a medical assist for her husband when the accident happened. Paramedics were preparing Severs' husband for transport when Severs — who was planning to follow her husband's ambulance to the hospital — backed out of her garage and then proceeded to get out of 2010 Dodge van. She did not put her vehicle in park, slipped on the wet pavement and the vehicle rolled backward causing Severs injury, according to …
Friday, May 3, 2013
Liliana Bravo worked for Snap-On Tools, and allegedly facilitated the thefts with her husband, Milton Chapa, according to the McHenry County Sheriff's Office.
A McHenry County couple has been arrested for stealing more than $27,000 worth of Snap-On Tools in Crystal Lake. Liliana Bravo and her husband, Milton Chapa, of 3207 S. Cherry Ave., McHenry (close to Island Lake), were arrested and each charged with theft over $10,000, a Class 2 felony, according to McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren. Nygren said his department received anonymous information from Snap-On that Liliana Bravo, an employee of the tool company located at 3009 Route 176 in Crystal Lake, had been facilitating thefts through her position at the company, Nygren said. Bravo's husband, Milton Chapa, received the stolen items and then sold them. Sheriff’s Office investigators looked into the alleged thefts, and, during the course of …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Investigators were at 3217 Carrington Drive on the east side of Crystal Lake on Thursday trying to determine the cause of the house fire, which spread to four other nearby homes.
Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department has released the status of the five homes involved in the Wednesday afternoon fires on Carrington Drive. The house located at 3217 Carrington Dr., where the fire originally started at about 3:30 p.m. May 1, was characterized as a "total loss," Battalion Chief Jerry Larsen said. The house burned to the ground, and only the home's front brick facade and chimney remained standing. Authorities believe the high winds may have blown embers from 3217 Carrington to houses directly across the street, where four other houses caught fire as well. The two-story residence at 3222 Carrington Dr. sustained the worst of the damage for the neighboring houses. Fire ate through the cedar shake roofing and extended to the …
Koy is charged with neglecting eight horses at her home at 6102 Hillside Dr., Crystal Lake.
A Crystal Lake woman already on probation for several counts of cruelty to horses was arrested again Thursday and charged with four counts of cruel treatment. Jamie Koy, 39, 6102 E. Hillside, was arrested Thursday on animal neglect charges relating to horses in her care, according to McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren. McHenry County Animal Control removed eight horses belonging to Koy from her Hillside Drive in Crystal Lake. The animals will be evaluated, given medical attention and will be placed with the Hooved Animal Humane Society, Nygren said in a release. The new charges against Koy are Class 4 Felonies. Animal Control officers discovered the alleged neglect while inspecting horses belonging to Koy as part of her probation …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Task force, sheriff's deputies and Harvard Police made several arrests in Harvard on Friday evening.
The McHenry County Gang Task Force was activated Friday by the Harvard Police Department in order to suppress a recent spike in gang activity in Harvard. During the suppression detail, task force members and Harvard Police made about 18 contacts with gang members, nine arrests, three traffic arrests and recovered approximately 15 grams of cannabis, a scale, paraphernalia, and a loaded handgun, according to a release issued by McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren. Arrested were: The McHenry County Gang Task Force is comprised of 18 law enforcement agencies from throughout the county and is administered through the Sheriff’s Office, Nygren said. During the April 26 gang suppression effort, officers from Crystal Lake, Fox River Grove, Harvard…
Thursday, April 25, 2013
William Harris, 33, and Michael Thomas, 32, both of 104 Quail Run in Lake in the Hills, have been arrested and charged with a long list of drug-related offenses.
McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren announced today the arrest of two Lake in the Hills men accused of selling heroin and crack cocaine. William Harris, 33, and Michael Thomas, 32, both of 104 Quail Run, were arrested Wednesday by a joint team of law enforcement investigators and police, according to McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren. The sheriff's Narcotics Unit had been conducting an investigation into heroin and crack cocaine sales in the Lake in the Hills area, Nygren said in a press release. On April 24, members of the U.S. Marshal Service Great Lakes Fugitive Task Force and Lake in the Hills Police joined sheriff's investigators in serving search and arrest warrants at Harris and Thomas' 104 Quail Run residence. During the search, …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Edward Mercado, 39, of Woodstock was arrested by the McHenry County Sheriff's Department.
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Tuesday, April 23
A Woodstock man already on probation was arrested last week on several drug-related charges after McHenry County Sheriff's deputies searched his home and allegedly found $500 worth of heroin. According to a sheriff's department press release, Edward Mercado, 39, 1811 Woodside Dr., was charged with: The Sheriff's Office received a tip that heroin was being sold from Mercado's residence, Sheriff Keith Nygren said. Sheriff’s deputies and the Woodstock Police Department's K-9 officer conducted a surveillance of the residence. After "obtaining enough probable cause," members of the sheriff's SWAT Team, Led Policing Unit, Narcotics Unit and Woodstock Police Department executed a search warrant on April 17 at 1811 Woodside Drive, Nygren said. …