Route 31 and Ray Street Crystal Lake (Image capture: September 2019 ©2020)
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Fatal Vehicle Crash into a Pole at Route 31 Near Woods of Crystal Lake Strip Mall at Ray Street in Crystal Lake

918 Police and firefighter/paramedics from Crystal Lake responded about 7:24 a.m. Monday, December 21, 2020 to a report of a crash with ejection at 5100 South Route 31 in Crystal Lake. A second ambulance was […]

Dieter M. Bierwith, armed robbery suspect Crystal Lake
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Male Offender Armed with Bowie Knife Robs Crystal Lake Gas Station; Returns Later Same Day and Is Apprehended by Police

340 Crystal Lake police responded about 1:10 a.m. Sunday, November 1, 2020 to the Marathon gas station at 770 South Virginia Road in Crystal Lake. The suspect was described as a male/white, age 55, about […]

Michael M. Miller, homicide suspect in Crystal Lake (SOURCE: Law Enforcement)
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Three Transient Male Suspects Face Murder and Robbery Charges After Man Found Dead, Floating in Water at Crystal Lake’s Three Oaks Recreational Area

4,699 Crystal Lake police responded just before 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, 2020 investigating an open 9-1-1 call (a 9-1-1 call with nobody speaking on the other end) in the area of the block of […]

Matthew R. Reder, sexual assault and child pornography suspect arrest in Crystal Lake
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Crystal Lake Barricaded Subject Charged with Child Pornography Felonies Including Victim Under 13 Years Old After Arrest on Darlington Ln Near Virginia Rd

1,839 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, […]

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Domestic Disturbance Develops into Police Standoff on Darlington Ln Crystal Lake — McHenry Resident Arrested After Almost 4 Hours

968 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, […]

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Male Suspect Arrested Immediately Following Domestic-Related Stabbing on Devonshire Ln Near US 14, Crystal Lake

249 [No scene images] A 23-year-old man has been charged with stabbing another man in the chest in northwest suburban Crystal Lake on Tuesday morning. CBS Chicago’s Katie Johnston reports. Crystal Lake police responded about […]

Living Waters Lutheran Church hit by Lexus
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Lake in the Hills Man Crashes His Lexus into Living Water Lutheran Church on Miller Rd, Crystal Lake; He’s Charged with DUI

564 Crystal Lake police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 12:18 a.m. Thursday October 31, 2019 to the Living Waters Lutheran Church, 1808 Miller Road to a report of a crash involving a silver 2007 Lexus sedan […]

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Identity Released for Male Pedestrian Hit, Killed When Hit by Vehicle on Route 31, Unincorporated Crystal Lake

1,134 Crystal Lake police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 5:55 a.m. Wednesday October 23, 2019 to a report of a pedestrian hit by a vehicle on Route 31 near Daniel Drive in unincorporated Crystal Lake — […]

Crystal Lake hammer attack suspect with Green Bay packer hat
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Suspect in Crystal Lake Bike Trail Hammer Attack Arrested at Home in Woodstock, Charged with Attempted Murder 2 Days After Attack

1,618 A man has been charged in connection with a hammer attack on northwest suburban bike path (CBS Chicago). McHenry County Conservation District police and members of the McHenry County Sheriff’s SWAT Team on Friday […]