Police: Grayslake Home Invasion Suspect Charged After Turning Himself In

A suspect that evaded police following a home invasion in the College Trail subdivision on Sept. 28 has been taken into custody and charged.

The fourth suspect who Grayslake Police were trying to locate following a home invasion in Grayslake on Sept. 28 is now in custody.

John R. Baruffi Jr., 25, of 31 Washington Blvd., Mundelein, turned himself in on a warrant at the Grayslake Police Department on Oct. 2, police said.

Baruffi has been charged with Armed Robbery, Unlawful Restraint and Residential Burglary. He was remanded to the Lake County Jail on $250,000.

Another suspect, Richard A. Kellogg, 18, of 1413 Catalpa St., Waukegan, was charged Sept. 30 with Armed Robbery, Unlawful Restraint and Residential Burglary. He was remanded to the Lake County Jail on $750,000 bond.

Police said all four suspects involved in the incident were arrested, though only two have been charged.

Home Invasion

The home invasion occurred shortly before 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, in the 1000 block of Manchester Circle, in Grayslake's College Trail subdivision, said police.

The crime was not random and that the suspects gained entrance to the home through an unlocked door, said police. No injuries were reported.

The Grayslake Patch broke the story, which resulted in a flurry of activity on Patch's Facebook and Twitter as residents reported seeing police cars, officers with guns drawn, and hearing a helicopter and sirens.

According to the Grayslake Police Department, three suspects entered the home at 10:38 p.m. Sept. 28. The victims, who were not injured, were robbed by two male suspects with handguns and one with a bat. Suspect descriptions were obtained by dispatchers and relayed to responding police units.

Responding units observed a light colored 2002 Olds Bravada leaving the area at a high rate of speed with the described suspects inside, said police. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle, but it fled south on Atkinson Road, then attempted to turn east on Brae Loch Road, according to police.

The driver lost control and the vehicle struck an electric pole. The suspects exited the vehicle and fled on foot in the area, said police.

According to dispatch reports, a helicopter and thermal imaging cameras were requested in the investigation. Police dogs were also used.

Three of the four suspects were located after a 5-hour search and taken into custody. Police said no weapons were found. Police issued a warrant for the fourth suspect, who turned himself in on Oct. 2.

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catalina10 October 03, 2012 at 11:57 AM
I'm glad he turned himself in. More will be revealed about this case.
Local October 04, 2012 at 03:05 AM
Yeah great, at least two more residents for the Joliet Hilton, at roughly $25,000/yr each on the taxpayers tab for the next 15+ years. What's wrong with these bozo's, they throw they're lives away for what?
GMan October 04, 2012 at 08:57 PM
http://www.braelochroad.blogspot.com/ Victim previously arrested
marilyn December 29, 2012 at 01:15 PM
wait. so it wasn't random, yet they entered through an unlocked door? I don't think it can be both. If they were just looking for unlocked doors, that would still be random. If they went there intentionally, I would be curious as to the unlocked status of the door. If this was some sort of set-up, what a lot of wasted resources. Then again, if it's 'for real', I would advise every resident to arm themselves. No reason not to, unless you want to be a victim just waiting to be preyed upon.


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