A press release from the Woodstock Police Department:
Aggravated Battery and Attempted Robbery Arrest
On Wednesday, March 7th, 2018, the Woodstock Police Department responded to the 100 block of N. Johnson St. in reference to an attempted robbery.
The investigation revealed that the victim, an adult
female, had parked her car in a public parking lot located near the intersection of Throop St. at W. Judd St.
The suspect, also an adult female, approached the victim who was in her car and the suspect asked the
victim for money, in a manner that could be considered panhandling.
When the victim turned her head away from the suspect to retrieve some money out of her purse, the suspect struck the victim multiple
times in the face and attempted to steal the victim’s purse.
The victim was able to get away from the suspect while maintaining possession of her purse and all other personal property.
The victim provided a description of the suspect which was relayed to all available Woodstock Police
A patrol officer and detective located the suspect standing outside of the Woodstock Public Library
414 W. Judd St.
The suspect was identified as, Joann Mendez who was then transported to the Woodstock Police Department for questioning.
Upon conferring with the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office, charges of Aggravated Battery and Attempted Robbery were approved against Mendez.
She remains in custody at the McHenry County Jail at this time.
Arrested Person: Joann Mendez (F/W/43), LKA: 14411 Kishwaukee Valley Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
- 1 Count – Aggravated Battery (Class 3 Felony)
- 1 Count – Attempted Robbery (Class 3 Felony)
Court Date: 03-13-18 @ 9:00 A.M.
Bond: $75,000 (10% Applies)
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.