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updated: 4/10/2012 5:23 PM

Gurnee teen denies attempted house burglary

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The last of three teens accused of trying to burglarize a Gurnee house pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Lake County circuit court.

Tevin Christor, 18, faces up to seven years in prison if convicted of attempted residential burglary but would also be eligible for probation.

Assistant State's Attorney Eric Kalata said Christor, of the 23000 block of Sunset Avenue in Gurnee, was in the 2400 block of Larsen around 2:30 a.m. on Feb. 21. Christor and John MacNaughton and Brian Dziak, both 18, threw rocks at a house with a for sale sign posted in front of it until one rock broke a window.

The resident of the house called police, and all three were arrested near the scene.

Kalata said police later learned the trio had been planning to burglarize what they thought was an empty house.

MacNaughton, of the 700 block of Waterbury Avenue, and Dziak, of the 5000 block of Constitution Avenue, both in Gurnee, both pleaded guilty to criminal damage to property.

MacNaughton, who pleaded guilty March 15, was sentenced to one year on probation and was ordered to perform 100 hours of public service.

Dziak was sentenced to 18 months on probation and was ordered to perform 100 hours of public service when he pleaded guilty Feb. 21.

Both were ordered to pay $528 in restitution.

Christor is scheduled to appear in court May 2.

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