4 Men Arrested for Breaking into Crystal Lake House, Beating Homeowner

Crystal Lake Police arrested two Crystal Lake and two Woodstock men relating to a Feb. 6 home invasion in the 0 to 100 block of East Terra Cotta Avenue.

Crystal Lake Police have arrested four men relating to a home invasion last week in the 0 to 100 block of Terra Cotta Avenue.

On Feb. 6, police responded to reports of a home invasion in progress. The four men had forced their way into the house, battered the resident, removed items from inside the house and ran away on foot.

Responding officers chased the men, and two were quickly apprehended in the area, according to Crystal Lake Police Cmmdr. Dan Dziewior. The other two invaders eluded capture, Dziewior said.

Police eventually determined their and issued arrest warrants for them. As of Feb. 14, all four men had been arrested and charged.

Those arrested were:

Philip J. Dawson, 26, of Crystal Lake

Ryan M. Johnson, 22, of Crystal Lake

William J. Kindall, 21, of Woodstock

Jonathan M. Kindall, 20, of Woodstock

Each of the men were charged with:

  • Battery (Class A misdemeanor)
  • Residential Burglary (Class 1 Felony)
  • Robbery (Class 2 Felony)
  • Mob Action (Class 4 Felony)

William J. Kindall was also charged with possession of cannabis, a Class 4 felony, in addition to the above charges, Dziewior said.

As of Friday, all four men remained in custody at the McHenry County Jail in Woodstock. Bonds were set at $80,000 for each of the men, Dziewior said.

Vortex February 18, 2013 at 07:02 PM
Even in the "safe" suburbs, citizens are responsible for their own self defense when criminals attack. The police deserve credit for the apprehending the suspects, but they don't prevent crimes. Is a >10 round magazine "unreasonable" to stop 4 young, athletic looking men, who might be all to happy to beat you to death in your home? Or do unspeakable violence to your children and loved ones? I understand the victim may not wish to have their injuries reported to the press, but it would have been interesting to know what challenges they now face, recovering from the physical and emotional damage. Very sad, but perhaps a lesson can be learned....


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