The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office announced today that at approximately 8:15 A.M.. on June 14, 2013 members of the Huntley, Union, and Marengo Fire Protection Districts, REACT medical helicopter, and McHenry County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene of a single vehicle crash that occurred within the 16800 block of Marengo Road, in unincorporated Coral Township, south of Union, IL.
Preliminary investigation indicated that a 2001 Ford Focus wagon was headed westbound, within the 16800 block of Marengo Road, when the vehicle left the north side of the roadway, striking a concrete culvert and overturning.
The driver of the Ford, Mary C. Quinones, was transported by REACT medical helicopter to OSF St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford, IL, where she remained in stable condition. Two juveniles were also transported by ambulance to St. Anthony Medical Center, also in stable condition. Front airbags deployed within the vehicle. Quinones was seatbelted at the time of the traffic crash. It was undetermined if the juveniles were properly seatbelted. Alcohol and drugs were not considered to be a factor. Driver distraction was suspected as playing a role.
The traffic crash is under investigation by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Accident Investigation Unit.
Mary C. Quinones (F/W 28 yoa) Juvenile (Female, age 6)
1190 4th Street Juvenile (Female, age 7)
The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office announced today the arrest of one of their top ten fugitives. John L. Gilbert was wanted by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office on three arrest warrants, two felony thefts, and one misdemeanor theft. John Gilbert was also wanted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for several bank robberies in Chicago, Illinois.
On May 31, 2013 the McHenry City Police Department obtained an arrest warrant for John Gilbert in relation to the alleged theft of a high end bicycle. On June 11, 2013 the Crystal Lake Police Department obtained an arrest warrant in relation to the alleged theft of another high end bicycle. It was further learned that the FBI Chicago, IL Office had obtained arrest warrants for John Gilbert for bank robbery. Numerous attempts to locate and capture John Gilbert by the McHenry and Crystal Lake Police Departments, and the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office were unsuccessful, and he was then considered a fugitive.
On June 11, 2013 looking for assistance from the public, John Gilbert was added to the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Most Wanted Top Ten Website.
On June 12, 2013 the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Apprehension Unit and the US Marshal’s Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force obtained information that John Gilbert was possibly residing in the McHenry, Illinois area. Investigators were able to determine an area where John Gilbert was residing.
On June 13, 2013 at approximately 3:30 P.M., investigators from the Sheriff’s Office along with the United States Marshal’s Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force took John Gilbert into custody after a traffic stop in McHenry, IL. During the traffic stop, other items of evidence were located and seized. As a result, Gilbert is being investigated for other burglaries in the McHenry County area and additional charges for burglary are pending. John Gilbert was later transported to the FBI Chicago, Illinois Office.
John L. Gilberts McHenry County:
M/W YOA 35 Theft (2) Felony
1356 Dola Rosa Vista Theft (1) Misdemeanor
Crystal Lake, IL Bond: $51,150.00
Court Date: Set by Judge
Court Date: Set by Judge
The charges against the above listed defendant are merely allegations against him. The defendant is
presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.
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The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with Woodstock School District 200, provided Active Shooter Response training to Sheriff’s deputies and several local police departments during this past week, June 3-7, 2013. Joining Sheriff’s deputies in this training were police officers from Harvard, Huntley, Woodstock, McHenry County College, and McHenry County Conservation District.
This past week’s training prepares responding officers how to respond if McHenry County ever had an active shooter. “Police officers from various agencies often train together; this improves our coordination should something like this ever happen. More importantly, it allows all of us to better serve the McHenry County Community,” said Undersheriff Andrew Zinke.
This training is regularly conducted by the Sheriff’s Office. The training provided this week has evolved through the years as a result of case analysis and advanced police tactics.
On Wednesday, May 29, 2013 the HEAT Taskforce held a meeting at the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office. Working together with local law enforcement, the Illinois State Police, DEA, the Coroner’s Office, Court Administration, Court Services/Probation Division, Centegra, various counseling/social service providers, and representatives from McHenry County’s Regional Office of Education met to share information and further develop our coordinated approach. Learn More
The Lake in the Hills Police Department and the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office announced today the arrest of Jason A. Gallagher, of Lake in the Hills, on multiple drug charges. Learn More
On June 4, 2013 the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of a 19 year old Indiana man for Residential Burglary stemming from an incident that was reported on May 18, 2013 in the unincorporated Algonquin area. Learn More
Sheriff Keith Nygren announced today the completion of a recent sex offender compliance operation conducted by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and the United States Marshal Service Great Lakes Regional Task Force. The three day operation was conducted to ensure that all registered sex offenders were compliant with the statutory requirements. Learn More
The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office arrested Matthew Hoff and Austin Connor on May 29, 2013 for charges in connection with a residential burglary that occurred in unincorporated Wonder Lake, Illinois. Learn More
The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office recognized Daniel Hibbeler and Randall Ho today for lifesaving actions that took place on April 10, 2013 at 6:53 A.M.. Both were presented with the Citizen’s Lifesaving Award, the highest citizen honor presented from the Sheriff’s Office. Learn More
On Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 11 a.m., the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office will be recognizing Daniel Hibbeler and Randall Ho for their heroic acts.
On April 10, 2013 at 6:53 A.M. Daniel Hibbeler, an off duty McHenry County Conservation Police Officer and Randall Ho, rendered assistance to Deborah “Deb” M. Furstenau. Deb was traveling eastbound on Route 14, southeast of Park Lane Drive in Woodstock, when she lost control of her vehicle in the rain and struck a 2005 school bus. Learn More