Lake Forest, Highland Park Burglary Suspect Indicted

Lake County Grand Jury charges Chicago man on eight counts of burglary, attempted burglary and theft in Lake Forest and Highland Park.

A Chicago man was indicted on eight counts of burglary, theft and attempted burglary in Highland Park and Lake Forest Wednesday by the Lake County Grand Jury.

Destyne Butler, 18, of Chicago was charged with one count of residential burglary, a Class 1 Felony, and another for theft, a Class 3 Felony, in connection with a Sept. 30 break-in to a Highland Park home on Deere Park Court, according to Deputy Highland Park Police Chief George Pfutzenreuter.

In Lake Forest, Butler is charged with two counts of residential burglary, two counts of theft and two more for attempted residential burglary, a Class 2 Felony. If convicted on all counts and sentenced to serve his sentences consecutively, Butler could face between 25 and 76 years in jail.

Butler was originally arrested Sept. 30 along with Brian Johnson, 28, also of Chicago, in Highland Park, according to Pfutzenreuter. Police already had a warrant to arrest Johnson, observed him at the Deere Park Court home and took him into custody. Butler was in the car with him and police gathered enough evidence to charge him as well.

While making the arrests, police learned a 1962 Gibson Guitar, jewelry, a sound system and other items were taken. “Detectives made calls to pawn shops in Illinois and Michigan,” Pfutzenreuter said referring to some of the effort to gather evidence. “The guitar really helped.”

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Dan Cox December 13, 2013 at 06:18 AM
Thankfully, nobody was hurt in thes Break-in (s). Chicago criminals are reaching out to Highland Park and Lake Forest as well as Glenview...Hmmm
David Brown December 13, 2013 at 12:52 PM
Tar & Feather him.........


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