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.
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.