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Crystal Lake police charge 2 after gun incident at car dealership

Police still looking for 3rd suspect

CRYSTAL LAKE – An Algonquin man allegedly pointed a gun at Crystal Lake car dealership employees Saturday afternoon.

Police were called about 2:50 p.m. Saturday to Volkswagen of Crystal Lake, 5213 Route 14.

“Upon arrival, officers learned that a customer/management dispute had taken place over the servicing of a vehicle,” Crystal Lake police said in a news release. “During the dispute, a male subject, who was a passenger in the vehicle, removed a handgun from his waistband and pointed it at dealership employees, but did not discharge any rounds. The occupants of the vehicle fled the scene prior to police arrival.”

Police arrested Brian Nowak, 23, of the 600 block of Claymont Court, Algonquin, shortly after the incident occurred. Nowak, the alleged driver of the car in the incident, was charged with disorderly conduct, processed and released after posting bond.

Police arrested Djordje Maretic, 23, of the 2100 block of Tahoe Parkway, Algonquin, on Sunday after an investigation and issuance of a warrant for his arrest.

Maretic, who turned himself in after warrants were issued, was charged with aggravated assault and disorderly conduct. He posted bond.

Police still are investigating, according to the release. A second passenger has yet to be identified, and police still are trying to determine whether it was a real gun that was used.

Anyone who might have information relating to the investigation is asked to call the Crystal Lake Police Department at 815-356-3620 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-762-STOP (7867). Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to the arrest of an individual.

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