I was on my way to the Republican Central Committee meeting in Johnsburg when I came to a traffic problem just n north of Hillside Road and the entrance to Covered Bridge Trails.
I thought it was a traffic accident, but there seemed to be an awfully high number of Sheriff’s squad cars in the turning lane.
There was a white van parked in the driveway of the location of a big fight over junk being stored near Covered Bridge homes.
The photo I took turns out to be relevant to the Sheriff’s press release below it.
A press release posted by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department:
Burglary Suspect Caught in the Act and Arrested in Crystal Lake
November 3, 2011
Sheriff Keith Nygren announced today that on [Wednesday,] November 2, 2011 at 5:56 P.M. members of the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence in the 4300 block of Walkup Road in unincorporated Crystal Lake for a burglary in progress.
Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies arrived and met with the property’s caretaker.
The offender had forced entry into three different sheds and filled his truck with scrap items that he located on the property.
The caretaker and property owner stated that the offender did not have permission to be on the property and to be taking the items that he had placed in the bed of his truck.
The caretaker was able to identify items on the truck belonging to the property owner.
Deputies arrested Robert L. Wevik for three counts of burglary.
Robert did not know who owned the property, did not have permission to be on the property, and had taken the items for scrapping.
Robert was taken into custody and transported to McHenry County Corrections Facility.
Robert L. Wevik (M/W 45 yoa) Burglary (3 counts) Class 2
723 Wicker Street
NEXT COURT DATE: November 8, 2011 at 9:00 AM