Landscape Equipment Theft Arrests

A press release from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office:


Two Marengo men were arrested and charged Friday with a series of area burglaries that netted more than 40 pieces of commercial-grade lawn equipment, such as

  • backpack leaf blowers
  • weed trimmers
  • hedge trimmers
  • similar tools

according to the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO).

The pair allegedly targeted landscaping businesses’ trailers.

Terrance McNulty, 26, and David Westra, 27, of the 800 block of Woodland Lane, Marengo, were charged with various counts of burglary, theft and criminal damage to property following a two-month investigation by the Sheriff’s Office.

800 block of Woodland Lane, Marengo

800 block of Woodland Lane, Marengo

The MCSO took its first related burglary report to a landscaping business in the Woodstock area on July 19th.

David Westra

David Westra

Terrence McNulty

Terrence McNulty

Over the next several weeks, the Sheriff’s Office took nine more reports of burglaries to landscaping businesses. Information developed by the MCSO led to McNulty and Westra as being possibly involved.

The Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant, with the help of the Carpentersville and Marengo Police Departments, and was able to gain enough evidence to arrest McNulty and McNulty and Westra are currently in the custody of the McHenry County Correctional Facility.

The Sheriff’s Office encourages anyone that believes they may have information that could assist with this investigation to contact our Investigations Division at (815)338-2144.


  • Terrance McNulty (Male, 26)
  • David Westra (Male, 27)


9 counts of burglary (Class 2 Felony), 9 counts of theft (Class 3 Felony), 1 attempted burglary (Class 3 Felony), 1 criminal damage to property (Class A misdemeanor)

Bond amounts and Next Court Dates were pending.


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