Nelson’s Jewelry Burglar Caught

A press release from the Crystal Lake Police Department:

Crystal Lake Police Arrest Offender Responsible for Jewelry Store Burglary

On September 26th, 2015, the Crystal Lake Police Department responded to an alarm at Nelson’s Jewelry, 1 Crystal Lake Plaza.

Edward Mendoza

Edward Mendoza

Once on scene, Officers discovered a burglary had occurred, with several pieces of jewelry taken from display cases.

Evidence was gathered at the scene and a suspect was developed as a result.

On September 28th, 2015, Crystal Lake Police located the suspect and took him into custody.

Edward Mendoza (49), of Crystal Lake was arrested for 1 count of Burglary (a class 2 felony) and was transported to the McHenry County Jail to await a bond hearing.

During the investigation several of the stolen items were recovered by detectives.

This case remains under investigation and will be reviewed for additional charges by the McHenry County State’s Attorney Office.

Crystal Lake Police advise as a reminder; that while persons are arrested and charged with offenses, they are to be considered innocent until found guilty in a court of law.


Nelson’s Jewelry Burglar Caught — 7 Comments

  1. Diversity … brought to you by the twisted minds of guilt ridden Liberals.

  2. Liberals aren’t guilt ridden; they are hypocrites who want to force others to live their social consciousness while they refuse to.

    And they usually want to be paid for having a social consciousness.

  3. Misleading headline.

    Burglary and robbery are extremely different offenses.

  4. I’ll change it, although it would be helpful if you would tell folks why.

  5. Illinois Courts

    Section 14 Robbery and Burglary


    14.01 Definition of ROBBERY

    A person commits the offense of robbery when he [ (intentionally) (knowingly) (recklessly) ] TAKES PROPERTY FROM THE PERSON or the presence of another by the use of force or by threatening the imminent use of force.


    14.07 Definition Of BURGLARY–Unauthorized Entry
    A person commits the offense of burglary when he, without authority, knowingly ENTERS a[n] [ (building) (house trailer) (watercraft) (aircraft) (railroad car) (motor vehicle) ] [or any part thereof] with intent to commit therein the offense of ____.

    14.08 Issues In BURGLARY–Unauthorized Entry
    To sustain the charge of burglary by unauthorized entry, the State must prove the following propositions:

    First Proposition: That the defendant knowingly ENTERED a[n] [ (building) (house trailer) (watercraft) (aircraft) (railroad car) (motor vehicle) ] [or any part thereof]; and

    Second Proposition: That the defendant did so without authority; and

    Third Proposition: That the defendant did so with intent to commit therein the offense of ____.

  6. gosh it’s great to know we live in mchenry county and are free from all those self satisfied, hateful, bigoted, narrow minded, racist, right wing, so-called “Christian”conservatives…not!

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