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Police: Man, 67, victim of battery

MARENGO – Police are looking for information in a New Year’s Day incident in which a 67-year-old Marengo man was injured in an attempt to have music turned down.

Police said the man approached a parked vehicle in the 100 block of North Ford Street to ask the passenger to turn down loud music coming from inside the vehicle.

Police are calling the man’s injuries a case of battery, but did not explain what happened.

Police and emergency personnel responed to the man’s house at 7 p.m., and he was taken to Centegra Hospital – Woodstock for treatment of unspecified injuries.

Police said a person of interest has been interviewed, and an investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Marengo police at 815-568-7231 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-762-7867.

– Stephen Di Benedetto

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