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posted: 7/16/2012 4:45 PM

Man charged with trespassing at Addison home

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  • Marcelo Arellano-Garcia

    Marcelo Arellano-Garcia


A man randomly entered an Addison Township home and carried around a 6-year-old girl before he was restrained and arrested, authorities said Monday.

Bail was set at $1 million for Marcelo Arellano-Garcia, 21, of Stone Park, who appeared in DuPage County bond court on charges of battery and trespassing.

Prosecutors said he entered a home on Ellsworth Avenue near Addison about 7:30 a.m. Saturday and carried a sleeping 6-year-old girl from the first floor of the home to the second. He then placed the child on a bed where her mother was sleeping and waited for the woman to wake up, Assistant State's Attorney Kathy Bachmann said.

"He told the woman that God told him to do this and shed some blood," Bachmann said in court, calling the allegations "alarming."

State's Attorney Robert Berlin said several residents of the home, including the child's father, restrained Arellano-Garcia until sheriff's deputies arrived a short time later. The defendant later insisted his name was Peter, said Bachmann, adding that he displayed "signs of acute psychosis" during an evaluation at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital.

"He was a potential danger to other people," Berlin said.

On Monday, Judge Elizabeth Sexton set bail at $1 million, meaning Arellano-Garcia would have to post $100,000 to be released from jail. If he bonds out, he also must wear a tracking device and stay away from the victims.

Arellano-Garcia appeared in court wearing a yellow jumpsuit indicating he's a high-risk inmate. His next court date is July 26.

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