A Crystal Lake man has been charged with causing more than $13,000 in damage after entering a tow yard and allegedly crashing an impounded vehicle into a gate in Lake in the Hills.
John H. Boone, 29, of Crystal Lake, was charged with burglary, criminal damage to property over $10,000 and criminal trespass to land.
A criminal complaint filed in McHenry County Circuit Court alleges Boone climbed a barbed wire fence that had multiple “no trespassing” signs on it at First Class Towing, 12 Prosper Court in Lake in the Hills.
The complaint said Boone committed burglary when he entered a vehicle he “did not have legal authority of at the time.”
The vehicle had been impounded and held on the tow company’s property. Court documents did not indicate whether the vehicle was owned by Boone.
Boone drove the vehicle through a fence and gate, causing $13,475 in damage, the complaint said.
The Lake in the Hills Police Department responded to the incident, which occurred around 1:40 a.m. on December.
Officers arrested Boone earlier this month and transported him to the McHenry County Jail.
The charges against Boone are non-detainable under the Illinois SAFE-T Act.
McHenry County Judge Mark Gerhardt released Boone from custody and ordered him to appear at future court hearings, not commit any new crimes and not leave the state without court permission.
A status of preliminary hearing is scheduled for February 1.