A press release from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department:
Three Harvard Residents Arrested for Vehicular Hijacking
A weekend incident in unincorporated Harvard has led to the arrest of three persons on charges of vehicular hijacking, the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday.
On Friday, at approximately 6:00 p.m., the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported vehicle theft at a residence in the 7800 block of Graf Road, unincorporated Harvard.
Responding deputies were informed that
- Genaro Pena, 23
- Alex Gonzaque, 23,
- Hayley Halpin, 37
[all from Harvard] had come to the residence and told the victim they were taking a vehicle, a 2005 Chrysler 300.
The victim reported that a threat of force was issued and the Chrysler was taken from the residence by Pena and Gonzaque.
The Chrysler was later located, and stopped, by McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputies and Woodstock Police Department Officers in Woodstock.
Pena, Gonzaque, Halpin and another female were inside the vehicle.
Pena, Gonzaque, and Halpin were taken into custody and transported to the McHenry County Correctional Facility, where they remain in custody.
The other female was also arrested on an outstanding warrant unrelated to this incident.
The three were charged with Vehicular Hijacking (Class 1). with bond being set at $100,000.