Traffic map
Article updated: 3/7/2013 8:43 PM

Student accused of putting camera in Crystal Lake locker room

  • Article
text size: AAA

Crystal Lake police Thursday charged a 17-year-old Crystal Lake Central High School student with unauthorized use of a video recording device in a boys' locker room at the school.

Luke Patrick Gildea of Crystal Lake is scheduled to appear for a bond hearing at the McHenry County courthouse in Woodstock at 8 a.m. Friday.


Gildea was charged with two counts of unauthorized video recording, the first a class 4 felony and the second a class 3 felony due to a victim being under 18.

After the pinhole camera was discovered in the boys' extracurricular locker room, a search was made of all locker rooms and bathrooms at the school as well as at the other schools in Community High School District 155, but nothing else was found, district Communications Director Jeff Puma said.

"We do believe, based on what we know now, that this was an isolated incident," Puma said.

Superintendent Johnnie Thomas and Principal Steve Olson sent a letter to parents Thursday afternoon informing them of the district's concern over the incident, and another is in preparation to tell them of the investigation's conclusion, Puma said.

Crystal Lake police Cmdr. Dan Dziewior said his department is continuing to work closely with District 155 on the investigation and that additional charges are possible.

Comments ()
We are now using Facebook comments to offer a more inclusive, social and constructive discussion. Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.
Latest Video


Most Commented
Top Jobs

    View all Top Jobs Place a job ad



    • Newspaper next section - Newspaper next section Report card checker - report card checker
    • Dh innovation award 2 - Dh innovation award 2 Zillow /real estate page
    • Discuss refer On Guard series
    • Newspaper archives -- Monday or anyday Mike North



    Connect with a business or service in your area fast. First select a town, then enter a search term or choose one of the listed popular searches:

    Don't see your town listed? Visit our full directory to begin your search.