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Man arrested after disturbance in McHenry

McHENRY - Police arrested a man Saturday morning after a disturbance in McHenry.

Jesse J. Ocampo, 22, was arrested and charged with 10 offenses, including three felony counts of criminal damage to government property, four counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and four other Class A misdemeanors.

Police responded to a disturbance at 3:11 a.m. Saturday at 3413 W. Elm St., where they found numerous people in and around the building, according to a news release from the McHenry Police Department. One person was discovered to have non-life-threatening injuries from a knife.

The person was treated by the McHenry Township Fire Protection District and taken to Centegra Hospital-McHenry.

Ocampo had fled inside the building prior to police arrival, according to the release, and scaled a wall onto the roof of the two-story building. When Ocampo was seen on the roof by police, he refused to come down.

He threatened officers while ripping roofing tiles from the building and throwing them at officers and emergency responding vehicles, the release said. 

At 6:11 a.m., Ocampo was taken into custody without incident after voluntarily climbing down from the roof, the release said. He was taken to Centegra Hospital-McHenry for treatment of self-inflicted injuries that were not life-threatening.

Ocampo was held at the McHenry County Jail without bond as of Saturday afternoon. 

The investigation is ongoing and additional charges may be forthcoming, the release said.

McHenry Police received on-scene assistance from the Northern Illinois Police Alarm System - Emergency Services Team, McHenry County Sheriff's Office, McHenry Township Fire Protection District, Fox Lake Fire Protection District and Johnsburg Police Department.

A perimeter was set up at the scene for the duration of the incident. Route 120 was shut down between Riverside Drive and Richmond Road.

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