A press release from the Crystal Lake Police Department:
Crystal Lake Police Arrest Subject for Aggravated Cruelty to Animals
On Friday, November 13th, 2015, at approximately 2:27 PM Crystal Lake Police Officers conducted an investigation of a domestic altercation between family members that occurred in the 1-100 block of Briarwood Circle, Crystal Lake.
During that investigation it was determined an 18 year old male resident, while in an agitated state of mind, intentionally caused the death of new born kitten.
This residence serves as a rescue shelter for kittens.
Upon review of this incident with McHenry County Animal Control and the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office charges of Aggravated Cruelty to Animals (510 ILCS 70/3.02) and Criminal Damage to Property (720 ILCS 5/21-1(a)(4)) both Class 4 Felony offenses, were approved against Axel J. Salemi.
Salemi was later located at his place of employment and was arrested without incident.
He was confined at the McHenry County Correctional Facility where his bond was set at $20,000.00 (10%).