• The McHenry County sheriff's office announced the completion a two-week narcotic investigation in Lake in the Hills that resulted in the arrests of five men and the seizure of $4,500 worth of drugs, police said. On Thursday, police executed a search warrant in the 500 block of Delaware Drive in the village and seized 15.2 grams of heroin, 2.5 grams of marijuana, syringes, packaging material, grinders and digital drug scales, according to a news release. The street value of the drugs is estimated at $4,500, police said. Arrested were: Timothy R. Hastings, 28, of the 500 block of Delaware Drive, Lake in the Hills; Norman Brown, 24, of the 6600 block of North Damen Avenue, Chicago; Ishmael C. Bailey, 31, of the 7800 block of South Normal Avenue, Chicago; Joseph D. Whithair, 21, of the 200 block of Foxford Drive, Cary; and Rahim B. Conda, 32, of the 400 block of East Douglas Avenue, Bloomington. All four were charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, unlawful possession of a control substance and unlawful possession of marijuana, the news release said. Brown faces an additional charge for violating his parole. Police also had an active, felony narcotic-related warrant for Hastings, it said. Bail was set at $80,000 for Brown, Bailey and Conda, $70,000 for Whithair and $40,000 for Hastings. The Lake in the Hills Police Department assisted in the investigation.
• On Friday, a 40-inch flat-screen television, a 32-inch plasma television and $500 cash were stolen from a home in the 1600 block of Mulberry Lane, police said. A report said entry into the home was likely made through a cracked window frame in the kitchen.
• On Thursday, approximately 100-150 metal fence posts, three to four metal sewer grates, an unknown number of metal benches, an unknown number of metal ballast posts, and approximately 12 rolls of chain link fence, were stolen from a yard at Laurel Street and Illinois Avenue, police said. Reports said entry was made by cutting the lock on the gate that led to the yard.
• On Thursday, a 48-inch LCD television, two laptop computers, several pieces of jewelry and a 2000 Nissan Maxima were stolen from a home on Blackhawk Drive, police said. According to reports, the keys to the car were on the kitchen table and there were no signs of a forced entry.