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updated: 7/13/2011 3:13 PM

Grayslake teen gets probation in burglary case

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The second of two teens charged with burglarizing a Grayslake house was placed on probation for two years Wednesday after he admitted his role in the crime.

Daniel Olaughlin, 18, of the 36000 block of N. Tamarack in Ingleside, pleaded guilty to attempted residential burglary during a hearing before Lake County Circuit Judge Daniel Shanes.

Assistant State's Attorney Victor O'Block said a 19-year-old female whose parents were on vacation came home to her residence in the 300 block of Carters Grove around 10:50 p.m. on Jan. 17.

O'Block said she went to a neighbor's house to call police when she saw the lights were on in her house and knew she had not left them on.

Police searched the house and found no one inside, but found Olaughlin and Robert Ayon, 19, walking in a nearby parking lot.

Both gave police permission to search them, and police found cash and jewelry worth approximately $500 that had been taken from the house.

Both were originally charged with residential burglary, which carries a mandatory prison sentence of four to 15 years in prison, and theft.

O'Block said he agreed to reduce the charge against Olaughlin in return for the guilty plea.

Ayon, of the 1500 block of Turtle Creek in Round Lake, pleaded guilty to the same reduced charge on June 27 and was placed on probation for 30 months.

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