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2 teens, man charged in home invasion, robbery at Lake in the Hills home

Tavares L. Fowler, 26, of Carpentersville.

A man and two teens were charged in connection with a home invasion where they allegedly broke down the front door of a Lake in the Hills home while armed with a weapon.

Tavares L. Fowler, 26, of the 100 block of Skyline Drive in Carpentersville, was charged with aggravated robbery and theft.

A 17-year-old male juvenile and a 14-year-old male juvenile were both charged with home invasion, aggravated robbery, residential burglary and theft.

The Lake in the Hills Police Department responded around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday to the 0-100 block of Grant Avenue for a report of a home invasion.

The victim reported multiple male subjects forcibly entered the residence through the front door and were armed, Lake in the Hills Police Communications Coordinator Ashley Eccles said.

The victim, who knew one of the offenders, did not sustain any injuries. Officers were informed the suspect had fled in a dark sedan.

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Officers quickly located a vehicle matching the reported description traveling southbound on Crystal Lake Road, Eccles said.

The vehicle, a 2000 Honda Accord, was being driven by Fowler and was occupied by three additional individuals.

Officers conducted a traffic stop and located property belonging to the victim along with a BB gun, which was used in the incident.

Fowler and the two juveniles were placed into custody without incident.

The 17-year-old was found in possession of a controlled substance and damaged a police department holding cell. He is facing additional charges of possession of a controlled substance and criminal defacement.

Fowler remains held in the McHenry County jail on a $100,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday.

The two juveniles were transported to the Kane County Juvenile Justice Center.