Woman Arrested for Attempted Robbery, Battery in Downtown Woodstock

A press release from the Woodstock Police Department:

Aggravated Battery and Attempted Robbery Arrest

Joann Mendez

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.


Woman Arrested for Attempted Robbery, Battery in Downtown Woodstock — 14 Comments

  1. Build that wall,
    Build it tall,
    Deport them all.

    Keep the locas out.

  2. I think that’s PADS or that shelter place that she listed as her address.

  3. Also correct on Mayor Sager.

    Unintended consequences which an idiot could have foreseen!

  4. Woodstock has become the burning hell in the center of McHenry County.

    Good Job Mayor Sager.

  5. Now that weather is warming up, will there be a increase of bums and panhandlers intimidating law abiding citizens in the downtown Woodstock area. What can be done to get rid of these bums? I know a young woman, with a child in tow, who was intimidated two different times last summer in Woodstock square.

  6. Know that Woodstock City Council is planning on initiating a NEW LARGER TIF (Tax Increment Financing) district in downtown Woodstock in order to funnel large sums of money to private developers of their choice.

    Tax rates in Woodstock can only RISE with another TIF funneling money to private decelerators at the expense of individual homeowner taxpayers.

    All this is expected to be with full cooperation of Woodstock D200 School Board (according to City Council Meeting Minutes).

    This is probably true, as most on the D200 Board, the Superintendent, and most especially to 2 financial officers responsible for budget have shown mercy to taxpayers, with many on the Board denying that the tax rates are too high here.

  7. Looks like Woodstock continues to go downhill!

    Woodstock had a chance with a new direction but kept its same course as usual.

    I heard that Sager is on his annual month long vacation all due because of his nice fat taxpayer funded pensions!

  8. Who is this guy Sagar? What does he stand for according to public statements he has made? Does he support and defend bums in the Square who are intimidating citizens? Where does he stand on illegal aliens? Is he with Rauner, Emanual on protecting illegal aliens?

  9. Sager is a flaming, militant, out homosexual who got his boyfriend and Mommy hired by the City of Woodstock.

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