A press release from the Marengo Police Department:
On Friday, August 17th at approximately 4:11a.m., the Marengo Police were investigating a disturbance in the 800 block of Dietz Street.
The original call for service came in as a possible home invasion in progress with possible shots being fired.
Other calls were received regarding the noise from the weapon discharge.
During the police officers’ response subject(s) who were trying to gain entry to a house left the area in a vehicle which was fired upon by the resident, Mr. Benjamin Secor.
No one was injured by the shooting.
Subsequently the offender(s) left the scene and were intercepted by the McHenry County Sheriffs Police in the area of Wonder Lake, Illinois and taken into custody pending charges from Marengo.
Currently Mr. Donald P. Crotty Jr. (m/w dob 04/06/1990) of 1107 Pontiac Avenue, McHenry, Illinois is being charged with one count of Attempted Criminal Trespass to Residence and one count of Reckless Conduct.
Mr. Crotty was able to post the required bond amount for these charges and was released pending a court date of September 6th, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. at the McHenry County Court House.
A second suspect, Mr. Robert Benard (dob / address unknown) accompanying Mr. Crotty has not been charged at this point.
The investigation continues into this matter and more details and possible additional charges will be forthcoming as they develop.