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Man arrested again after disguising himself as a woman, breaking into home near Crystal Lake

David L. Khollman, 49, of Crystal Lake.

A man has been arrested after he once again disguised himself by wearing a dress and a wig and then burglarized a home near Crystal Lake, police said.

David L. Khollman, 49, of the 1700 block of Crescent Road in Crystal Lake, was charged with criminal trespass to residence, residential burglary and disorderly conduct.

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office responded around 1:21 a.m. Thursday to a home near Riverside Drive and Sherman Boulevard in Nunda Township near Crystal Lake.

A resident, who was not home at the time, called 911 after ‘suspicious activity’ at their residence. The suspect fled the scene before deputies arrived.

An investigation began and with assistance from a Lake County Sheriff’s Office canine unit, the suspect was located and apprehended.

Sheriff’s deputies identified the suspect as Khollman and determined that personal belongings from the residence were taken during the burglary.

The sheriff’s office said that Khollman was wearing a long-haired wig during the break-in, and surveillance video obtained by the Northwest Herald shows him also wearing a dress. No one was hurt during the incident.

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Khollman was previously arrested and charged with one count of disorderly conduct for peeping into a residence in the 1600 block of Grand Avenue in unincorporated Crystal Lake on August 5.

During that incident, the homeowner had reviewed their home security footage of the previous night and noticed a person on their property.

The unknown person, later identified as Khollman, was wearing a dress and carrying a purse. He was recorded walking through the yard and peering into a window.

At the time of that arrest, Khollman was on parole with the Illinois Department of Corrections for a burglary in McHenry County in 2018.

Khollman, who is a felon, has served prison time for numerous different charges dating back to 2001 including several burglaries.

The man remains held in the McHenry County jail where he awaits a bond hearing on Friday.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with additional information should contact the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division at 815-334-4750 or McHenry County Crime Stoppers at 800-762-7867.


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