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Two McHenry men charged with burglary

McHENRY – Two McHenry men have been charged with multiple vehicle burglaries that occurred Sunday.

Blake R. Alberts, 20, of 1517 N. Maple Ct. in McHenry and Austin A. Gehrke, 21, of 4221 W. Parkway Ave. in McHenry, have been charged with a combined three counts of burglary to a motor vehicle and two counts of obstructing a peace officer.

Both men face Class 2 felonies, punishable by up to 7 years in prison.

McHenry Police responded to a burglary report at the 1600 block of Riverside Drive Sunday at approximately 2:25 a.m., according to a news release. Officers received a description of the offenders and later located Alberts and Gehrke in neighboring backyards.

After interviewing Alberts and Gehrke and collecting evidence, officers linked the men to other burglaries in McHenry and unincorporated areas, according to the release. An investigation is ongoing and more charges could be filed.

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