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Update: 04/23/2019 - Police Search for Missing 5-Year-Old

Post Date:04/23/2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 23, 2019
CONTACT:  Deputy Chief Tom Kotlowski
                     100 West Woodstock Street
                     Crystal Lake, Illinois, 60014
                     (815) 356-3730

Over the past 24 hours the Crystal Lake Police Department continued to conduct grid searches in areas of interest.  The McHenry County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) and the Crystal Lake Park District Police are assisting.  Yesterday’s search for Andrew focused on Lippold Park, 1251 Illinois Route 176, Crystal Lake, IL 60014. 

Due to inclement weather the search ended early.  That search at Lippold Park is expected to continue today until it is completed.  The Illinois State Police will be assisting today, piloting a plane over the area to help guide those searching on the ground.

In addition, sonar teams have been again requested to scan several ponds and smaller bodies of water.  Sonar technicians from fire departments within the mutual aid MABAS Divisions 4 and 5 are expected to assist.

Detectives with the Crystal Lake Police Department have made requests for surveillance video from citizens.  This would include video from home surveillance devices like the Ring Home Security System.  This request is for any video from Monday April 15, 2019 at 7am through April 18th, 2019 at 9am.  Any member of the community who may have video that could help investigators are asked to please email those videos or images to jmattson@crystallake.org.

Crystal Lake Police Department, working with our dispatch agency SEECOM (Southeast Emergency Communications), have received several requests through the Freedom of Information Act for the 911 call received reference this case.  Therefore, we are releasing the properly redacted 911 call with this press release today. Please visit the Crystal Lake Police Department's Facebook page to hear the audio clip: https://www.facebook.com/CrystalLakePD/.

Police have no new information to share and we will continue to update the media as information becomes available.  

The Crystal Lake Police Department encourages anyone with information related to this case to contact the Crystal Lake Police Department at 815-356-3620.  Anyone with a cell phone can send an anonymous tip to the Crystal Lake Police Department by texting the word CLPDTIP along with the tip information to 847411 (tip411).  Normal text messaging rates do apply.

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