One Suspect Charged in Grayslake Home Invasion

A Waukegan man has been charged in home invasion that occurred in Grayslake's College Trail subdivision Friday night.

The Grayslake Police Department has reported that one of the suspects in Friday's home invasion in the College Trail subdivision has been charged.

Richard A. Kellogg, 18, of 1413 Catalpa St., Waukegan, was charged Sept. 30 with Armed Robbery, Unlawful Restraint and Residential Burglary.

Kellogg has been remanded to the Lake County Jail on $750,000 bond.

Grayslake Police said two other suspects that are in custody were not charged by the Lake County States’ Attorney at this time, pending further investigation.
The Grayslake Police Department will be obtaining an arrest warrant for the fourth suspect involved in this case, who is not yet in custody.

Home Invasion

The home invasion occurred shortly before 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, in the 1000 block of Manchester Circle, in Grayslake's College Trail subdivision.

Police said the crime was not random and that the suspects gained entrance to the home through an unlocked door. No injuries were reported.

The Grayslake Patch broke the story, which resulted in a flurry of activity on Patch's Facebook and Twitter as residents reported seeing police cars, officers with guns drawn, and hearing a helicopter and sirens.

According to the Grayslake Police Department, three suspects entered the home at 10:38 p.m. Sept. 28. The victims, who were not injured, were robbed by two male suspects with handguns and one with a bat. Suspect descriptions were obtained by dispatchers and relayed to responding police units.

Responding units observed a light colored 2002 Olds Bravada leaving the area at a high rate of speed with the described suspects inside. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle, but it fled south on Atkinson Road, then attempted to turn east on Brae Loch Road, according to police.

The driver lost control and the vehicle struck an electric pole. The suspects exited the vehicle and fled on foot in the area.

According to dispatch reports, a helicopter and thermal imaging cameras were requested in the investigation. Police dogs were also used.

Three of the four suspects were located after a 5-hour search and taken into custody.

The Grayslake Police Department reminds citizens to be aware of their surroundings and fight crime with simple remedies such as locking house and car doors as well as properly lighting your home at night. Citizens must be vigilant in the reporting of any suspicious activity to police by calling 911. 

Victim of Friday's Home Invasion in Grayslake Speaks to Patch

3 Home Invasion Suspects in Custody of Grayslake Police After 5 Hour Search Friday Night

Jill October 01, 2012 at 04:51 PM
They said it wasn't random.. Did they give information of if it could be drug related?
Angela Sykora (Editor) October 01, 2012 at 04:53 PM
Police have not released information on motive. We hope to get more details from police as the investigation continues, and will post them on Patch. Thanks.
Nightcrawler October 01, 2012 at 05:25 PM
Is that guy missing an arm?
Angela Sykora (Editor) October 01, 2012 at 05:41 PM
He does appear to be.
Angela Sykora (Editor) October 01, 2012 at 06:01 PM
I just interviewed one of the victims and will post a new story soon.
sara latham October 01, 2012 at 07:03 PM
Why is the charge residential burglary and not home invasion? Was there a reason? All of the news stories have reported the incident as home invasion. There is a distinction between the charges.
Angela Sykora (Editor) October 01, 2012 at 07:23 PM
Hi Sara. I will pose that question to police and see what I can find out. In the meantime, check out our victim interview. The fact that one of the suspects was invited to the home and the owners were expecting them could be the reason the charges were as such. http://grayslake.patch.com/articles/victim-of-friday-s-home-invasion-in-grayslake-speaks-to-patch
wifeandmom October 01, 2012 at 07:59 PM
This was described as an armed home invasion but no weapons were recovered when the suspects were apprehended. Where are the weapons? Did they ditch them on their way out of the house? Do we need to worry about a child finding a loaded weapon in the bushes in our neighborhood?
sara latham October 01, 2012 at 08:07 PM
Angela, I think you are correct. I was thinking the same thing after I read your interview with the victim. I live in the 1000 block of Manchester, so I am glad for the information you have provided. I am so sorry for the victims, but I am relieved that this incident was not random. I hope the victims get some support services to deal with the trauma of this threatening situation.
Angela Sykora (Editor) October 01, 2012 at 08:18 PM
You are correct. The information from police was that no weapons were located. I will check on this. Thank you and good point!
wifeandmom October 01, 2012 at 08:19 PM
The Chicago Tribune article posted Sat morning said no weapons were recovered.
wifeandmom October 01, 2012 at 08:23 PM
Brad Faxton October 01, 2012 at 08:24 PM
I'm not even going to comment on what he was charged with. Oh man... you can't make this stuff up.
Angela Sykora (Editor) October 01, 2012 at 08:34 PM
Thank you! I went back and re-read what Patch had (I've done several updates so I had to take another look) and that is also what police told us. I am working on getting more information on this.
wifeandmom October 01, 2012 at 08:54 PM
Thanks Angela !
Angela Sykora (Editor) October 01, 2012 at 09:15 PM
From Grayslake Police Chief Phil Perlini: "It is the States Attorney’s prerogative what charges are filed in any particular case. Although several laws may be broken, they may not all be charged. There are different elements of a crime that need to be proven, the State's Attorney will charge the crime that they have the strongest evidence on."
Angela Sykora (Editor) October 01, 2012 at 10:19 PM
From Grayslake Police Chief Phil Perlini: "We had searched the area extensively with police dogs and a helicopter equipped with special night/ infrared vision the night of the occurrence and with dogs and police personnel the next day as well as officers today. We have not located a weapon. I cannot go into case specifics, but there is a discrepancy as to the exact involvement of weapons. I will advise concerned citizens in the immediate area of where the car crashed, (Atkinson and Brae Loch) to check around the perimeter of their homes and in their outside garbage cans for anything suspicious. Most common areas have been checked by police."
Fakera October 01, 2012 at 11:33 PM
I dont understand why you guys are soooo concerned dont you have a life instead of posting updates on someones elses life please move around your not wanted for facts
chet conte October 02, 2012 at 04:04 AM
I think the victims are lying. No guns, no arrests on 4 guys waving automatic weapons? Sounds like a drug deal gone bad. What is the deal with no info on the "friend" he was helping out. Way too fishy
C-Dub October 02, 2012 at 02:31 PM
First off, I am glad no one was hurt...but I cannot pass this up. One armed man commits armed robbery. He is going to face the strong arm of the law now, but maybe he should stop by Rivers casino and play a little of the one armed bandit, or maybe not, his luck is not on his side at the moment. Sorry, You can delete if you wish.
Brad Faxton October 02, 2012 at 02:44 PM
Dude - you need a zima.
C-Dub October 02, 2012 at 02:47 PM
With a little Grenadine to had a little more zest!
Nightcrawler October 03, 2012 at 01:40 AM
It's the "long" arm of the law, C-Dub. But it's the thought that counts.


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