Sheriff’s Office Seeks Information on Marengo Burglaries

A press release from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department:

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office has an important message for the community!

June 1, 2012

Sheriff Keith Nygren is asking residents to be on the lookout for suspicious vehicles and people, after three daytime residential burglaries involving jewelry, flat-screen televisions, and firearms have been reported.

Three daytime residential burglaries were reported in unincorporated Marengo on May 29, 2012. All of the burglaries involved forced entry to single family homes, while residents were away. In the past, burglars have used the ruse of asking for directions if a homeowner answered the door.

Sheriff Keith Nygren encourages anyone with information regarding these investigations to contact either the McHenry County Crimestoppers at 1-800-762-Stop (7867), The McHenry County Sheriff’s Police Tip Line at (815) 338-2144, or the tip line email address; [email protected] Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000.00 for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the offender(s). Crimestoppers does not use caller ID.

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Interestingly, Marengo’s Kristin Ottolino put out this alert two days ago.

To All Concerned McHenry County Citizens,

Sorry to report more burglaries in Marengo. I received this from Chief Hallman of Marengo this morning. He asked me to pass this to you.

Darn it… I wish people would lock their garages and cars. Please remind your friends and family. Thank you.

Stay safe, Stay vigilant!

She also sent this 8:30 AM Wednesday email from the Marengo Police:

Ms. Ottolino,

Bauman Court in Marengo

Please forward this e-mail to your group:

Two burglaries on Bauman Court during the night / early morning hours of May 27th – 28th. One was a vehicle and one was a garage and the vehicle in the garage. The garage and the vehicles were unlocked.

Items taken included electronics, tools, change. No serial numbers were recorded by the owners which gives MPD little to follow up with. Please remind the group to take the time to document serial numbers of any / all items of value, engrave owner identification descriptors on items and list these items with insurance agents. The follow up for MPD (e.g.) running them through various data bases to see if they were pawned is invaluable when we have specific description including serial numbers.

Joseph M. Hallman
Chief of Police
Marengo Police Department

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