John D. Secunda, 31, of McHenry.

A 31-year-old man charged with burglarizing a Crystal Lake Public Works Department truck in Crystal Lake has been sentenced to 180 days in jail.

John D. Secunda, 31, of the 100 block of South Route 31 in McHenry, was charged in October 2020 with burglary, a Class 3 felony, and criminal trespass to vehicles, a Class A misdemeanor.

A criminal complaint alleges that Secunda unlawfully entered a red 2020 Ford van on October 9, 2020, with the intent to commit a theft.

The vehicle was parked on Buckingham Drive near the intersection of Sussex Lane in Crystal Lake.

The vehicle was being used as a Crystal Lake Public Works Department vehicle, the complaint said.

Crystal Lake police officers arrested Secunda that same day, court records show.

On Friday, Secunda entered into a negotiated plea deal with the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office.

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He pleaded guilty to one count of criminal trespass to vehicles, a Class A misdemeanor, in exchange for his felony charge being dismissed.

A McHenry County judge approved the plea deal and sentenced Secunda to 180 days in the county jail and two years of probation.

Secunda, who will receive day-for-day credit on his jail sentence, will be required to pay $1,189 in court fines and fees as part of his conviction.

The month prior to the burglary in Crystal Lake, court records show Secunda was charged with criminal trespass to vehicles on September 13, 2020, after he unlawfully entered a vehicle at Volkswagen of Crystal Lake.

He pleaded guilty on Friday in that case and was sentenced to six months of conditional discharge and ordered to pay $514 in court fines and fees.

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