A 19-year-old Huntley man who was arrested in Lake in the Hills Wednesday after being found hiding in the bushes with a hammer was also charged with attempted residential burglary stemming from two incidents earlier this month in Huntley, authorities said Thursday.
Daniel W. Bockenhauer, of the 11600 block of Lori Lane, broke a basement window of a residence in the 11500 block of Frederick Way on Sept. 8, Huntley police said in a news release. He was attempting to steal a computer in the basement, but injured his foot on broken glass and fled the area without entering the home.
Huntley police also said Bockenhauer entered a residence in the 11600 block of Davey Drive at about 1:50 a.m. Sept. 13 through an unlocked door with the intention of meeting a woman he knew lived there.
While walking through the home he was discovered by a different female resident and fled before being apprehended, police said.
A break in both cases came Wednesday when Huntley police officials were notified by Lake in the Hills police that Bockenhauer had been arrested.
Bockenhauer, who graduated two years ago from Huntley High School, was arrested in Lake in the Hills at about 2:15 a.m. Wednesday after he was found hiding in the bushes with a hammer in the 4000 block of Heron Drive, outside the home of a former high school classmate, Lake in the Hills police said.
Bockenhauer was charged in Lake in the Hills with attempted criminal trespass to a residence, criminal trespass to real property and two counts of disorderly conduct, police said. Bockenhauer was charged in Huntley with attempted residential burglary, criminal trespass to property, and criminal damage to property, according to a police report.
He was being held on $3,150 bail at the McHenry County jail. He is due in court Sept. 25 on the Huntley charges, and Oct. 4 on the Lake in the Hills charges.