Arrests in Harvard Carjacking

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.

Graf Road, northwest of 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.


Arrests in Harvard Carjacking — 5 Comments

  1. Stories like this are but one reason to carry concealed.

    You just never know when or where trouble will come your way,
    and when seconds count the police are only minutes away.

  2. truly amazing that I check on happenings in Harvard and have to learn this from you Cal…

    Thanks for the heads up…now if we could get timely info from Harvard

  3. The two males both have extensive records, and they’ve been released on recognizance.

    The female was being held on some additional charges, and she posted bond.

    Something tells me that the case fell apart.

  4. IDK who the other female was.

    Gonzoque and Pena were both released on recognizance, and Halpin was released on recognizance for this but had to post bond for other charges.

    Judges don’t normally reduce bond from $100k to recognizance unless the case is really weak.

    Especially when the people in question all have long rap sheets.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *