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updated: 10/1/2012 5:48 PM

Teen charged in Grayslake home invasion

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  • Richard A. Kellogg

      Richard A. Kellogg


Grayslake police say a teenager has been charged in connection with an armed home invasion that was reported late Friday.

Richard A. Kellogg, 18, of the 1400 block of Catalpa Street in Waukegan, was held Monday in lieu of $750,000 bail at the Lake County jail. He'd have to post 10 percent of that amount to be released from the jail before trial.

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Kellogg was charged with armed robbery, unlawful restraint and residential burglary, Grayslake Police Chief Phil Perlini said. Authorities said an arrest warrant will be obtained for a fourth suspect believed to have been involved in the home invasion.

Charges against two other suspects, initially detained by Grayslake police, were not approved by the Lake County state's attorney's office, pending further investigation.

Police said a resident who lives on the 1000 block of Manchester Circle, a quiet block between a forest preserve and College of Lake County, summoned officers at 10:38 p.m. Friday to report the armed home invasion had just occurred. Police said the victims were robbed, but not injured.

Two invaders were armed with handguns and one with a bat, according to authorities. The caller provided suspect descriptions to police dispatchers.

Police said responding officers saw a light-colored 2002 Oldsmobile Bravada leaving the area at a high speed with the described suspects inside.

Officers attempted to stop the vehicle, but it fled south on Atkinson Road, according to authorities. As the driver attempted to turn east on Brae Loch Road, the driver lost control and the vehicle struck a utility pole.

After the suspects ran away, police said, officers established a perimeter around the area and began a search that included canine units and a helicopter. Police said the manhunt lasted about five hours.

Grayslake police have not released specifics about the case.

However, Perlini said in a statement Monday that police urge residents "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."

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