Crystal Lake police responded about 4:29 p.m. Friday, February 23, 2020 to a report of a burglary in progress in the block of 500 Darlington Lane in Crystal Lake. Upon arrival of police officers, police identified 24 year-old Matthew R. Reder of McHenry, who immediately barricaded himself in the bathroom of an apartment. Reder also threatened police with a knife.
Crystal Lake set up a perimeter around the residence, activated a Northern Illinois Police Alarm System (NIPAS) response for a barricaded subject, and continued to talk with Reder to try to deescalate the situation and negotiate a peaceful solution. After hours of negotiations, Reder surrendered to police without incident, according to Crystal Lake Police Department. Police and NIPAS tactical members left the scene about 8:00 p.m.
Initially, no injuries were reported.
Police activity at the Darlington Court apartment/condominium complex was just southwest of Virginia Road and just south of US 14 (Virginia Street/Northwest Highway). Access to Darlington Lane was blocked to traffic flow, but traffic on Virginia Road and access to Mariano’s was not blocked.
Police officers from Cary, Algonquin, Lake in the Hills and Oakwood Hills also responded in addition to the NIPAS tactical or SWAT team members.
Matthew R. Reder was taken into custody on two active arrest warrants, one from McHenry County and one from DuPage County.
The incident was was initially assessed as a domestic situation with no danger to the public. Additional charges are expected as the investigation continues, according to Crystal Lake Police Department.
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