A press release from the Crystal Lake Police Department:
Subject Arrested for Criminal Trespass to Residences in Crystal Lake
On Saturday, April 12th, 2014 at approximately 3:44 AM, residents of a home in the 200 block of McHenry Avenue, Crystal Lake were awakened by an intruder whom had forced entry inside.
The residents engaged in a brief but violent struggle with the subject, resulting in significant damage within the home, and injuries to themselves.
The suspect fled from the residence and attempted to force his way inside another neighborhood home without success.
He then approached and entered a third home through an unsecured front door, and exited the rear door.
The suspect was located within the backyard of the third residence by Crystal Lake Police, and after a brief struggle, was taken into custody.
The residents of the first home sustained injuries that did not require immediate transport to a medical facility, and were treated on the scene by members of the Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department.
Charged in this series of incidents was Erasmo William Herrera, (20) of Franklin, Wisconsin. He was charged with;
- (Two counts) Criminal Trespass to Residence 720 ILCS 5/19-4(a)(1) – class 4 Felonies
- Criminal Damage to Property 720 ILCS 5/21-1(a)(1) –class 4 Felony
- Battery 720 ILCS 5/12-3(a)(2) – class A Misdemeanor
- Criminal Damage to Property 720 ILCS 5/21-1(a)(4) – class A Misdemeanor
Following his arrest, Erasmo Herrera was transported to the McHenry County Jail, where custody was transferred pending a bond hearing. On April 14th 2014 bond was set at $15,000. At approximately 9:12 AM, Erasmo Herrera posted bond and was released.