Home Burglars Arrested

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Oct 1, 2008

Administration - Press Releases - 2008

Home Burglars Arrested

GURNEE - October 1, 2008 - On Friday, September 26, 2008 at approximately 3:00 PM, Gurnee Police Detectives working in a joint investigation with eight other area agencies arrested four individuals who had allegedly committed a residential burglary a short time earlier in unincorporated Lake County.

Gurnee Detectives had been investigating a number of residential burglaries and developed potential suspect information.  Other area police agencies were contacted and many of them were also experiencing residential burglaries with similarities to the Gurnee burglaries.  A joint investigation was organized with officers from the Arlington Heights Police Department, Illinois State Police, Lake County Metropolitan Enforcement Group (LCMEG), Lake County Sheriff’s Department, McHenry Police Department, McHenry County Sheriff’s Department, Grayslake Police Department, and the Libertyville Police Department.

The four subjects were taken into custody without incident in Park City.  They were in possession of items taken in the burglary earlier in the day.  A number of items taken in other area burglaries were recovered during a subsequent search of the residence of one of the suspects.  Recovered items included jewelry, computers and other electronic devices. This continues to be an on-going investigation.

Arrested were Michael Zentz, male, white, 25, charged with six counts of Residential Burglary, a Class 1 Felony.  He was remanded to the Lake County Jail on a $250,000 bond.  Tiffany Driggers, female, white,18, charged with two counts of Residential Burglary and one count of Possession of Stolen Property, a Class 4 Felony.  She was remanded to the Lake County Jail on a $10,000 bond.  Ricardo Gorgas, male white, 22, charged with four counts of Residential Burglary.  Remanded to the Lake County Jail on a $25,000 bond.  Alexis Gorgas, male, white, 26, charged with three counts of Residential Burglary, remanded to the Lake County Jail on $25,000 bond.  All suspects are residing at 3414 Dixie, Park City, IL.

Gurnee Police Chief Robert Jones said “This is an excellent example of inter-agency cooperation with a successful outcome.”  "It's great to see our agencies working together to get this case solved," said Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran.  "I am pleased we have recovered many of the stolen items and we were able to bring these individuals to justice."


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