Speeding Stop near Routes 31 & 176 Leads to Gun & Drug Arrest

A press release from the McHenry County Sheriff:

Armed Violence/Drug Arrest Made after Traffic Stop

October 11, 2017 A traffic stop Wednesday led to the arrest of a Crystal Lake man by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and charges of armed violence and drug possession.

A Deputy observed a Hyundai Sonata speeding and conducted a vehicle stop in the area of Route 31 and Route 176 in Crystal Lake.

During the traffic stop, deputies recovered a loaded Glock 19 pistol and small amounts of cocaine, cannabis and drug paraphernalia.

The driver, Vincent A. Falco, 27, was subsequently arrested and charged.

Members of the community are encouraged to report suspected drug dealing and other suspicious activity to the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office at 815-338-2144 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers for McHenry County at 800-762-7637 (STOP).


  • Armed Violence (class X)
  • Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon (class 4)
  • Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance-(class 4)
  • Speeding


Speeding Stop near Routes 31 & 176 Leads to Gun & Drug Arrest — 4 Comments

  1. Something(s) missing from this story.

    Armed violence against who ?

    Where is the victim ?

    Looks like the party is over for Vinny.

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