Tag Archives: Crystal Lake

Cars shot with BB gun at Crystal Lake dealership

(CRYSTAL LAKE) Police in northwest suburban Crystal Lake are seeking information about someone who shot parked vehicles with a BB gun in a car dealership lot last week.

One or more people damaged the windows of multiple vehicles overnight from April 16 to April 17 at Coventry Motors, 321 McHenry Ave., according to a statement from Crystal Lake police. The damage appeared to have been caused by a BB gun.

Crystal Lake Crime Stoppers are offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the person responsible, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at (815) 459-4481 or submit an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers at (800) 762-7867. Tips can also be texted anonymously to 847411 with the keyword “TIPCLPD” within the message.

Woman hurt in accidental shooting at Crystal Lake gun range

(CRYSTAL LAKE) A woman accidentally shot herself during an incident Monday at a gun range in northwest suburban Crystal Lake.

The 55-year-old was shooting at the pistol range at On-Target at 560 Beechcraft Lane when she was injured just before 12:45 p.m., according to a statement from Crystal Lake police.

The woman fired a shot and a hot, expended shell casing landed inside her shirt, police said. When she tried to remove it, the pistol accidentally discharged and a bullet struck her in the thigh, officials said.

The McHenry resident was taken by ambulance to Centegra Hospital in McHenry for further evaluation, police said. Her condition was not known, and no one else was injured.

Police said they are not investigating the matter further, and no charges will be filed.

Man charged with robbing NW suburban motel at knifepoint

(CRYSTAL LAKE) Authorities say a knife-wielding 21-year-old man robbed a northwest suburban motel of $1,200 on Saturday in Crystal Lake.

About 4:45 p.m., Trent James Keegan walked into the Super 8 at 577 Crystal Point Drive, jumped over the front counter and brandished a knife while demanding the cash from the motel clerk, according to a statement from Crystal Lake police.

Keegan then ran away, police said. The clerk was not hurt.

Detectives used video surveillance footage to identify Keegan, who was arrested later that night at his home in the 1400 block of Skyridge Drive in Crystal Lake.

A McHenry County judge ordered Keegan held on a $250,000 bond, police said. He is next due in court on Wednesday.

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