Police Blotter: Four People Arrested for Residential Burglary

The Libertyville Police Department reports arrests and crimes from March 26-29.

These incidents were among the official reports of the Libertyville Police Department. Readers are reminded that an arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt. Only a court of law can make that decision.


Jacob Tobias Yates, 31, of 5512 N. Broadway, Gladstone, MO, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol March 27 near Butterfield Road and Victory Drive. He was also cited for DUI over .08 and improper lane usage. He was released on a personal recognizance bond pending an April 26 court date.


Police were called to the 400 block of Juniper Parkway at 3 a.m. March 26 after a resident reported that she saw a man leave her garage and then attempt to enter a neighbor's garage. Police were unable to locate the offender. They discovered, however, that four other residential and vehicle burglaries had occurred on Juniper Parkway and on Tall Tree Terrace. Entry was gained to the garages through an unlocked service door. Items were stolen from unlocked vehicles in the garages, including GPS units and loose change. Police are investigating.

Drug Paraphernalia

Marcus A. Smith, 42, of 826 N. Milwaukee Ave. Unit B1, Libertyville, was charged with unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia March 28 on the 200 block of Church Street. He was also wanted on a Kane County warrant for contempt of court. Police said he was unable to post bond and was transported to the Lake County Jail to await extradition to Kane County.

Lauren M. Mellor, 19, of 22425 W. Chestnut Ridge, Kildeer, was charged with unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia March 29 on the 800 block of East Park Avenue. She was released on a $120 personal recognizance bond pending an April 17 court date.

Residential Burglary

Four people were charged with residential burglary March 28 on the 100 block of Acorn Lane. Police said neighbors reported a suspicious van and a man running from the van to the back of a home belonging to residents who were out of town. One of the neighbors provided the license plate number of the van, which left the area prior to police arriving on the scene, police said. An investigation revealed that entry had been gained through the back of the home and that a flat-screen television and a laptop were taken. The information neighbors provided about the vehicle helped lead to the arrest of four people over several days, police said. Arrested were: Roberto Gonzalez, Jr., 17, of 291 7th St. No. 3A, Wheeling; Fernando Poblete, 18, of 905 S. Court of Shorewood No. 6, Vernon Hills; and two juveniles. Gonzalez was also cited for theft. He was remanded to the Lake County Jail on $150,000 bond. Poblete was remanded to the Lake County Jail on $100,000 bond. The two juveniles, both 16, were referred to juvenile court.

For questions or concerns about this report, email Libertyville Patch Editor Korrina Grom at korrina.grom@patch.com.


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