Nine charged in Crystal Lake attempted robbery

  • Tyler A. Novak

    Tyler A. Novak

  • Davon E. Manning

    Davon E. Manning

  • Brandon D. Rosas

    Brandon D. Rosas

  • Geoffrey M. Miller

    Geoffrey M. Miller

  • Dylan P. Macari

    Dylan P. Macari

  • Thomas S. Madura

    Thomas S. Madura

Updated 4/27/2017 7:54 PM

Nine people are facing charges in connection with an April 3 stabbing and attempted robbery in Crystal Lake, police said.

Authorities responded about 8 p.m. to reports of a stabbing involving several people with injuries near a Taco Bell in the 400 block of Virginia Street.


An investigation determined the suspects -- six adults and three juveniles -- used baseball bats as weapons when a fight broke out in the 400 block of Berkshire Drive during an attempted robbery, Crystal Lake police said Thursday.

A robbery victim stabbed two 18-year-olds with a knife during the altercation, causing serious but nonlife-threatening injuries to Tyler A. Novak of Lake in the Hills and Thomas S. Madura of Crystal Lake.

The robbery suspects, including three 16-year-old boys, were arrested Wednesday, police said. In addition to Novak and Madura, the other 18-year-olds arrested were: Geoffrey M. Miller of Lake in the Hills; Dylan P. Macari of Huntley; and Crystal Lake residents Brandon D. Rosas and Davon E. Manning.

All nine were charged with vehicular invasion, aggravated robbery, attempted aggravated robbery, mob action, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and two counts of aggravated battery in a public place.

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The three juveniles were taken to the Kane County Juvenile Justice Center, where they will remain until a court hearing.

The adults were being held on $75,000 or $80,000 bond at the McHenry County jail, authorities said. Miller, Macari and Novak have posted bail and were released.

The next court date for the adults is May 10.

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