Barrington Police Arrest Couple Accused of Home Burglary Spree

Jacquelyn S. Buchholz and Jason K. Werner were arrested after a home burglary on Sept. 20.

UPDATE: Oct. 3, 3:09 p.m.:

Police say burglars that attempted to rob a Barrington home last month are accused in a string of burglaries across the McHenry and Boone County areas.

Jacquelyn S. Buchholz, 24, of Johnsburg, Ill. and Jason K. Werner, 26, of Spring Grove, Ill. were arrested by Barrington Police on Sept. 21. Following their arrest, the pair confessed to committing multiple burglaries to a team of McHenry County and Boone County investigators. Authorities say Buchholz and Werner would read obituaries, and attempt to burglarize homes of family members attending the wake. 

The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are pending. 


Barrington Police have arrested two suspects in connection with a home burglary that occurred Sept. 20.

Jacquelyn S. Buchholz, 24, of Johnsburg, Ill., and Jason K. Werner, 26, of Spring Grove, Ill., are facing residential burglary charges for the crime.

Police Chief Jerry Libit said someone rang the doorbell of a home on 800 block of Meadow Lane on Sept. 20. No one answered the door, but those inside the home saw a strange car in the driveway.

“The next thing they knew they heard noises in the house, investigated and confronted a young woman in the house,” Libit said.

Libit said one of the people in the home chased Buchholz until she fled out a window. Later that evening, the suspect returned to the home through that same window. After another confrontation, Buchholz fled the scene again and police were called.

“It was a random crime. I don’t think anything was taken. It was interrupted quickly,” Libit said.

Werner did not enter the home, but was arrested as an accomplice who drove the car used to commit the crime, Libit said.

Both are facing a Class 1 Felony charge which carries a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison and a fine up to $25,000. 

DrJoe October 03, 2012 at 08:44 PM
Thanks for reworking it, I'm still struggling with why the occupant of the home didn't call the police the first time. Not being a criminal myself, I can't believe these people went back to the same house, same window, later. Doesn't that count as 2 crimes, not just one?
Sgt. Croke October 04, 2012 at 05:43 PM
DrJoe October is Anti-Bully month and I suggest you look in a mirror and learn how to ask a question without using such mean and hurtful words. I give Morgan a lot of respect for even dignifying your question with a response after insulting her like that. Personally, I would have just ignored you.
Morgan Delack October 04, 2012 at 11:05 PM
DickeyDo, your comment violated our terms of service by using a swear word so I had to delete it. I'm happy to have you contribute to this conversation, but please keep your language clean.
The Neighbor October 05, 2012 at 02:18 AM
This was a slam dunk because of some very important evidence the girl dropped inside the home....the reason for the second attempt shortly after to retrieve it. Good job by all agencies involved to wrap up a long string of thefts!
DickeyDo October 05, 2012 at 02:28 AM
Sgt Croke, that's cute you came to Morgan Delack's defense. I wonder if you have a 'thing' for her. DrJoe, Croke is right though...you're probably one of those dentists that calls himself a doctor because you took a class once somewhere. Croke, I wonder if you worked this case and could clear up some issues DrJoe is having with the story...I've seen your name attached to quotes on previous arrests from the Barrington Police and am guessing you are tied to this case?


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