Kwantrell C. Williams, 24, of Zion, (inset) is charged with burglarizing numerous businesses in Crystal Lake, including the Firestone Auto Care on Northwest Highway on two separate occasions. | Background Photo: Google Street View

A Zion man is facing over 30 charges for allegedly burglarizing five businesses in Crystal Lake, stealing cars and fleeing from police.

Kwantrell C. Williams, 24, of the 2300 block of Joppa Avenue in Zion, was charged with six counts of burglary, five counts of possession of a stolen vehicle, two counts of theft between $10,000 and $100,000, two counts of theft between $500 and $10,000, criminal damage to property over $10,000, two counts of criminal damage to property between $500 and $10,000, five counts of possession of burglary tools, five counts of unauthorized possession of license plates, three counts of criminal damage to property under $500, theft under $500, and aggravated fleeing and eluding a police officer.

A criminal complaint filed in McHenry County Circuit Court alleged that Williams burglarized the Firestone Complete Auto Care, 6325 Northwest Highway in Crystal Lake, after damaging a glass window on January 24.

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Williams allegedly stole automotive diagnostic computers from the business.

Minutes later, Williams burglarized the Swift Wash, 161 Liberty Road in Crystal Lake, after breaking a glass door, the complaint said.

Cash and an iPod were stolen in the burglary.

10 minutes later, Williams burglarized the Discount Muffler and Brake, 80 East Berkshire Drive in Crystal Lake, by smashing the glass windows, according to the complaint. An automotive battery charger was stolen.

Less than 20 minutes after that, Williams allegedly burglarized the BMO Harris bank, 5545 Northwest Highway in Crystal Lake, by smashing the glass windows, causing over $10,000 in damage.

Police officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Williams after the burglaries but he fled from them, the complaint said.

The complaint said that Williams came back one week later — on January 31 — and again burglarized the same Firestone Auto Care business by damaging a glass window.

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During several of the burglaries, police said that Williams possessed a stolen 2015 Honda Accord.

On February 24, Williams allegedly burglarized the Little House of Cars, 805 East Terra Cotta Avenue in Crystal Lake, by breaking a glass window.

Williams was accused of stealing a Canon camera, vehicle key fobs and equipment batteries from Little House of Cars.

He also allegedly stole a 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe and a 2015 Audi A4 from the business.

Williams was arrested in early March on separate charges for a burglary in June 2020 and has been held in the McHenry County Jail since his arrest.

He was served an arrest warrant for his 34 new charges on Monday.

Williams remains held in the McHenry County Jail on a $105,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court on April 20 for a preliminary hearing.

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