Four people were charged with burglarizing a department store in Woodstock and stealing riding lawnmowers and a trailer.
The Woodstock Police Department responded around 5 a.m. Wednesday to Blain’s Farm and Fleet, 11501 Route 14, for a report of a burglary.
Woodstock Police Chief John Lieb said officers found a fence that surrounds the rear of the property that was cut and damaged, and property had been taken.
Officers developed information that identified a possible location of the stolen property, Lieb said.
Four people, identified as William M. Culley, Benjamin M. Holden, Andrea R. Nielsen, and Cody A. Shambo, were located by officers of a neighboring police department.
They were found to be in possession of a vehicle and an open trailer that contained two riding lawnmowers, Lieb said.
The two riding lawnmowers and trailer were confirmed to be property of Blain’s Farm and Fleet and had been taken without consent or purchase from the business.
Shambo, 32, of the 100 block of East Railroad Street in Sandwich, and Culley, 39, of the 300 block of Wellington Street in Elgin, were both charged with burglary, theft, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and criminal damage to property.
Holden, 23, of the 400 block of Bluff City Boulevard in Elgin, was charged with burglary, theft and possession of a controlled substance.
Nielson, 30, of the 1000 block of Perry Drive in Algonquin, was charged with burglary, theft and criminal damage to property.
All four suspects were taken into custody and transported to the McHenry County Jail where they remain held on a $50,000 bond each.