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Man found in bushes linked to suspicious incidents

HUNTLEY – A 19-year-old man arrested this week in Lake in the Hills has been charged in connection with two additional incidents in Huntley, according to authorities.

Daniel W. Bockenhauer, of 11606 Lori Lane, Huntley, was charged Wednesday with criminal trespass to real property, attempted criminal trespass to a residence, and two counts of disorderly conduct after police found him hiding in the bushes with a hammer near a house that he allegedly was trying to burglarize.

Members of the Lake in the Hills Police Department later contacted Huntley Police because similar incidents had taken place earlier this month, according to a news release.

Bockenhauer attempted to break into a home in the 11500 block of Frederick Way on Sept. 8 by breaking out a basement window, authorities said. He was unable to gain access to the home after he injured his foot on broken glass and fled the area.

It is also alleged that Bockenhauer entered a home in the 11600 block of Davey Drive on Sept 13 without permission through an unlocked door, the news release states. While walking through the residence, a woman found him, at which time he fled the area before authorities arrived.

He has been charged with attempted residential burglary, criminal trespass to property and criminal damage to property.

Bockenhauer is being held at the McHenry County Jail on $30,000 bond.

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