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Posted on: December 29, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Lake Barrington Man Arrested for Car Burglarizing


On December 14, 2018, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 28200 block of Harbor Drive, Lake Barrington, for a burglary to motor vehicle where electronics were stolen from a car.

Highway Patrol Deputies identified a possible suspect, Hunter H. Grabowski, 23, of the 500 block of Beacon Drive, Lake Barrington, and worked with Sheriff’s Detectives to investigate the incident.  Sheriff’s Detectives learned Grabowski was indeed responsible for the Lake Barrington car burglary, and several others.  Grabowski already sold the electronics he took from the Lake Barrington car burglary, but additional property including a purse, and a new PlayStation 4, were recovered at Grabowski’s residence.  Detectives were able to retrieve the electronics already sold by Grabowski.

On December 28, 2018, an arrest warrant was obtained for Grabowski for Burglary (Class 2 Felony).  He was arrested shortly after the issuance of the warrant by Sheriff’s Deputies.  

Grabowski remains held in the Lake County Jail on $30,000.00 bail.  He is next due in court on January 4, 2019, at 9:00AM in courtroom T110. 

Sheriff’s Detectives continue working with other local police agencies to determine the victims in the other car burglaries committed by Grabowski.  

As a reminder, to reduce the chance of being the victim of a car burglary:

•    Always lock your car when it’s left unattended

•    Ensure all windows are closed and secured

•    Remove or hide all items of value from your car while it’s left unattended

•    Consider installing motion-sensor floodlights

•    Consider installing exterior home surveillance cameras

•    Report suspicious activity to law-enforcement

•    If your car is burglarized, report the incident to law-enforcement

Sheriff Idleburg reminds the community the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

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