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Former Crystal Lake police officer pleads guilty to fraudulently receiving almost $100K in line-of-duty injury scheme

A former Crystal Lake police officer avoided prison after pleading guilty to fraudulently obtaining almost $100,000 in benefits after falsely claiming he was injured from an on-duty crash. Victor Robelet, 45, of the 12400 block of Lasalle Lane in Huntley, was charged with 11 counts of Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act Fraud, two counts of theft […]

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Man burglarizes landscaping business, struggles and injures officer who tried to arrest him in Fox Lake

A man who burglarized a landscaping business in Fox Lake threw a stolen lunchbox at a police officer and struggled with the officer who tried arresting him, leaving the officer injured, prosecutors said. Thomas R. Brunner, 39, a transient with no known address, was charged with aggravated battery of a peace officer, burglary, resisting a […]

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More charges filed against Zion man accused of committing at least 60 burglaries in Illinois and Wisconsin

Additional charges have been filed against a Zion man, who police say committed approximately 60 burglaries in Illinois and Wisconsin, during a “massive crime spree” dating back to last summer. Kwantrell C. Williams, 24, of the 2300 block of Joppa Avenue in Zion, was charged in early April with six counts of burglary, five counts […]

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Police departments in Lake County warn residents of car burglaries and theft, encourage ‘9 PM Routine’

Numerous police departments in Lake County are warning residents of an increase in car burglaries and thefts and are encouraging residents to practice the “9 PM Routine.” Authorities say car burglaries and thefts increase as the weather warms up, and they are offering tips to combat such crimes. The Lake County Forest Preserves said parking […]

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‘Massive crime spree’: Zion man, with help from brother, allegedly committed 60 burglaries in Illinois and Wisconsin

Police say a Zion man, with the help of his half-brother, committed approximately 60 burglaries in Lake County and bordering counties in a “massive crime spree” dating back to last summer. In November, police served a search warrant at a residence where Kwantrell C. Williams, 24, and Markeece M. Muhammad, 23, resided in the 2300 […]