A Press Release from the Woodstock Police Department:
At 5 p.m. on Monday, January 22nd, 2018, the Woodstock Police Department responded to the Walmart retail store located at 1275 Lake Ave. in reference to a report of a subject that may have displayed a weapon to store personnel.
Upon arrival, the responding officers were advised that an individual attempted to remove merchandise from the store without remitting payment and that the individual displayed a handgun when asked to present the receipt for said merchandise.
The suspect then fled on foot from the scene with the merchandise.
After obtaining witness statements, responding officers observed, met with, and detained the suspect who was located in close proximity to the Walmart property.
During the investigation, probable cause was established and the suspect, Luis E. Arreola-Gonzalez, was placed under arrest.
Upon conferring with the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office, Arreola-Gonzalez was charged with one count of Aggravated Robbery, one count of Obstructing Justice, one count of Possession of a Controlled Substance, and one count of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Custody of Arreola-Gonzalez was then transferred to the McHenry County Correctional Facility.
He remains in custody at this time.
Any citizens who can provide additional eyewitness accounts of the incident or can provide credible information in direct regard to this investigation are encouraged to contact the Criminal Investigations
Division of the Woodstock Police Department at (815) 338-2131.
Luis E. Arreola-Gonzalez (M/H/24)
526 Birch Rd.
Woodstock, IL 60098
Charges: 1 Count – Aggravated Robbery (Class 1 Felony)
1 Count – Obstructing Justice (Class 4 Felony)
1 Count – Possession of a Controlled Substance (Class 4 Felony)
1 Count – Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Class A Misdemeanor)
Court Date: 01-26-18 @ 9:00 A.M.
The public is reminded that an arrest is not evidence of guilt and that all defendants in a criminal case are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.