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4 Men Arrested for Breaking into Crystal Lake House, Beating Homeowner

Crystal Lake Police arrested two Crystal Lake and two Woodstock men relating to a Feb. 6 home invasion in the 0 to 100 block of East Terra Cotta Avenue.

Crystal Lake Police have arrested four men relating to a home invasion last week in the 0 to 100 block of Terra Cotta Avenue.

On Feb. 6, police responded to reports of a home invasion in progress. The four men had forced their way into the house, battered the resident, removed items from inside the house and ran away on foot.

Responding officers chased the men, and two were quickly apprehended in the area, according to Crystal Lake Police Cmmdr. Dan Dziewior. The other two invaders eluded capture, Dziewior said.

Police eventually determined their and issued arrest warrants for them. As of Feb. 14, all four men had been arrested and charged.

Arrested were:

Philip J. Dawson, 26, of Crystal Lake

Ryan M. Johnson, 22, of Crystal Lake

William J. Kindall, 21, of Woodstock

Jonathan M. Kindall, 20, of Woodstock

Each of the men were charged with:

  • Battery (Class A misdemeanor)
  • Residential Burglary (Class 1 Felony)
  • Robbery (Class 2 Felony)
  • Mob Action (Class 4 Felony)

William J. Kindall was also charged with possession of cannabis, a Class 4 felony, in addition to the above charges, Dziewior said.

As of Friday, all four men remained in custody at the McHenry County Jail in Woodstock. Bonds were set at $80,000 for each of the men, Dziewior said.

REAL Vet March 16, 2013 at 10:36 AM
Knowing the McHenry DA, they will all walk with 30 days jail and probation for 18 months. Seems to be the typical back room deal they make for violent offensers, even with repeat offenderts. McHenry is about as soft on crime as you can get....unless you are a senior citizen who was found jaywalking...then they hammer you.
REAL Vet March 16, 2013 at 10:42 AM
Good people? A mistake is something done that you learn from. Repeat offenders are not 'mistakenly' robbing homes and beating the people inside.....to steal an illegal substance. Robbing and stealing and beating people are NOT mistakes.
Slick Rick March 22, 2013 at 09:26 PM
I went to school with Phil, he was a punk back then and I guess nothing has changed. I remember back in middle school at Hannah, when Ben stood up to him and rubbed a slice of pizza on his head and face. Phil just sat there and held back tears. When I saw his name in the paper, that memory is how I remember that guy lol
Janet J March 23, 2013 at 06:11 AM
Slick Rick, Punk & pussie. Parents bailed him out AGAIN! $8000 Of course, if you look on Mchenry Govenrment website he & 1 other kid get their charges reduced by making a deal & INF (informing) on other. They can give it but can't take it. They can give others beatings, but boy when it comes to them facing similar in the prison, where they should be, they can't take it so...let's make a deal. Like others said, McHenry County would release these scum back into society with only a slap on the wrist. What F***ing justice.

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