Highland Park, Lake Forest Burglary Suspect Indicted

Lake County Grand Jury charges Chicago man on eight counts of burglary, attempted burglary and theft in Lake Forest and Highland Park.

A Chicago man was indicted on eight counts of burglary, theft and attempted burglary in Highland Park and Lake Forest Wednesday by the Lake County Grand Jury.

Destyne Butler, 18, of Chicago was charged with one count of residential burglary, a Class 1 Felony, and another for theft, a Class 3 Felony, in connection with a Sept. 30 break-in to a Highland Park home on Deere Park Court, according to Deputy Highland Park Police Chief George Pfutzenreuter.

In Lake Forest, Butler is charged with two counts of residential burglary, two counts of theft and two more for attempted residential burglary, a Class 2 Felony. If convicted on all counts and sentenced to serve his sentences consecutively, Butler could face between 25 and 76 years in jail.

Butler was originally arrested Sept. 30 along with Brian Johnson, 28, also of Chicago, in Highland Park, according to Pfutzenreuter. Police already had a warrant to arrest Johnson, observed him at the Deere Park Court home and took him into custody. Butler was in the car with him and police gathered enough evidence to charge him as well.

While making the arrests, police learned a 1962 Gibson Guitar, jewelry, a sound system and other items were taken. “Detectives made calls to pawn shops in Illinois and Michigan,” Pfutzenreuter said referring to some of the effort to gather evidence. “The guitar really helped.”

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Dan Cox December 13, 2013 at 06:15 AM
Good Police work, thankfully nobody was home at the time of the Break-in (s) and was injured or worse. Chicago criminals comitting crime in Lake Forrest and Highland Park. Hmmm
Meshephelous December 13, 2013 at 03:50 PM
Looks like his Destyne is some hard time.
Stu Pidasso December 13, 2013 at 05:30 PM
With all of the household help that we employ in the area, we need to remember that even though the Company may be 5 Stars, the employees ( or friends, associates,etc.) are usually not. I have heard stories that are unbelievable!! Like a Plumber who goes through the medicine cabinets of customers who are Doctors and hijacks the Xanax and Vicodins, etc. while fixing their Plumbing!!! No one can be trusted.... So sad....


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