A press release from the Crystal Lake Police Department:
Subject charged with Multiple vehicle Burglaries
During the month of December, 2012 the Crystal Lake Police Department received several reports of vehicle burglaries occurring in the southwestern portion of the City.
Investigators began gathering information, and learned credit cards taken from vehicles had been used at several area retail establishments to make unauthorized purchases. Through images obtained from surveillance videos at the stores, and neighborhood canvasses, a suspect was developed.
On December 19th, 2012, Crystal Lake Police obtained an arrest warrant and executed a search warrant at the home of Daniel White of 1528 Candlewood Drive, Crystal Lake.
Mr. White was taken into custody and charged with
- two counts of Unlawful Use of a Credit Card, as well as
- Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance (Heroin)
With multiple items seized as a result of the search warrant, the investigation continued.
Members of the Crystal Lake Police Department’s Investigations Division were able to link several of the seized items directly to the previously reported burglaries.
On January 23, 2013, the McHenry County State’s Attorney Office reviewed the new findings and authorized
- seventeen (17) additional counts of Burglary to Motor Vehicle,
- three (3) counts of Possession of Another’s Credit Card,
- one (1) count of Forgery and
- one(1) count of Theft.
Daniel White, who was still in custody at the McHenry County Jail, was served with the additional criminal charges. Bond was set at $75,000.
As a result of this investigation; Twenty-two (22) Crystal Lake criminal cases were cleared by arrest and 12 more cases were cleared exceptionally (resolved but with no charges files).
Some of these burglaries dated back as far as April of 2012. Daniel White remains in the custody of the McHenry County Jail.
In addition, several cases of fraudulent credit card use were also cleared in the City of Elgin, Carpentersville and Algonquin.