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Posted on: January 9, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Lake Barrington Burglar Arrested, Evidence Recovered from Burgs in Lake, McHenry & Cook Counties


On January 8, 2020, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies and Detectives arrested a Lake Barrington man in connection with numerous burglaries.  

Members of the Sheriff’s Warrants Team served an arrest warrant on Hunter Grabowski, 24, at his residence in the 500 block of Beacon Drive, Lake Barrington.  Grabowski was wanted on a $50,000.00 failure to appear arrest warrant for theft.  While serving the warrant, warrants deputies located property which was recently stolen in a nearby burglary.  

Grabowski, who was the suspect in several area car burglaries, was transported to the Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division and sheriff’s detectives obtained a search warrant for Grabowski’s residence.  While conducting the search warrant, sheriff’s detectives located over 100 items stolen during vehicle burglaries in Lake, McHenry, and Cook counties.

The property of several victims who previously filed reports with their respective sheriff’s office/police departments was recovered at Grabowski’s residence.  

The Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office approved the charges of two counts of burglary (one class 2 and one class 3 felony).  Additional charges are pending.

Grabowski remains held in the Lake County Jail pending an initial court hearing this morning.

Sheriff John Idleburg said, “Breaking into someone’s home or vehicle and stealing their hard-earned property is despicable and a complete violation of their privacy.  I am happy our detectives recovered a significant amount of property and they will eventually be able to reunite the valuables with their owners.”  

All defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.  

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