McHenry Man Arrested After Barricading Himself in Apartment Bathroom – Update

From the Crystal Lake Police Department:

Barricaded Subject Taken into Custody

Crystal Lake, IL – On Friday, February 21, 2020, at approximately 4:29 PM, Crystal Lake Police responded to the 500 block of Darlington Lane for a report of a burglary in progress.

Officers arrived on scene and met with a male subject in the residence who immediately barricaded himself inside the bathroom of the home, threatening officers with a knife.

Officers set up a perimeter on the residence and continued to talk with the armed subject in an attempt to de-escalate the situation.

Additional police units were called to the scene to assist with the incident.

After several hours of negotiations, the male subject surrendered to police without incident.

Matthew Reder

As a result, Matthew R Reder (24) of McHenry was taken into custody on two active arrest warrants, one from McHenry County and another from DuPage County.

This is an ongoing investigation and additional charges are expected. More information will be provided as it becomes available.

This was an isolated incident believed to be related to a domestic situation.

Matthew Reder (24) was charged with:      

  • Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault (two counts), class X Felony
  • Production of child pornography (two counts), class X Felony
  • Possession of child pornography (two counts), class X Felony
  • Possession of controlled substance, class 4 Felony
  • Aggravated assault, class A Misdemeanor 
  • Obstructing a peace officer, class A Misdemeanor 
  • Criminal trespass to residence, class A Misdemeanor C
  • Criminal damage to property, a class A Misdemeanor 

Reder was transported to McHenry County Jail to await a bond hearing. 

There is no danger to the public and there were no injuries to anyone as a result of this incident.

Assisting police agencies included Officers from Cary Police, Algonquin Police, Lake in the Hills Police, Oakwood Hills Police and SWAT Officers from Northern Illinois Police Alarm Service.


McHenry Man Arrested After Barricading Himself in Apartment Bathroom – Update — 8 Comments

  1. Glad they caught this turd but how many police officers were actually needed?

    Crystal Lake, Alqonquin, Lake In The Hills, Cary, Oakwood Hills and SWAT?

    They were all needed for one guy with a knife?

  2. Do not always know what is in a building. L. Ron.

    If you were ever a cop, your methods would get you killed.

    The facts come out after the incident.

  3. “officers met with suspect who immediately barricaded himself in a bathroom while threatening them with a knife.”

    Kind of had him contained, while they had cover, didn’t you, he brought a knife to a gun fight and is locked in a bathroom?

    Not so sure you would need a MABAS for a turd backed up in a toilet.

    When you get too many officers involved, that’s when the bad things start happening, ask YouTube.

  4. Sanctuary state, why are the State Police brass OK with that!!!

  5. A crazy skinhead get’s taken down for a variety of serious crimes, precluding yet another “Section 8” minority arrestee hate story, and haters try to turn the story around to Illinois’ compassionate policies they don’t like.

    There’s a mental illness that fits that type of misconduct.

    Paranoid psychosis.

  6. Skinhead really Underwood?

    Looks like a bad transgendered to me.

    I’m surprised you’d disparage your own kind.

  7. Compassionate conservative republikkklans, please join me in the outrage after this assault on our right to carry a knife. This is part of the second amendment, right? Stay tuned…tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, meeeeeeoooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwww…

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