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updated: 6/10/2013 4:16 PM

More charges for East Dundee cop

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  • Michael Seyller

    Michael Seyller


Michael Seyller, the East Dundee police sergeant facing criminal charges in Carpentersville and Wisconsin, is now accused of violating an order of protection in Arlington Heights, officials confirmed Monday.

The arrest involved "an illegal third-party communication involving juveniles," said Douglas Hajek, Arlington Heights' crime prevention officer. He would not comment further.

Seyller was picked up Friday in Carpentersville, police Cmdr. Todd Shaver said, then taken into custody by Arlington Heights police officers.

Carpentersville officers found Seyller, 39, at his home on the 6500 block of Pine Hollow Road, and held him at the police station until Arlington Heights police arrived, Shaver said.

Seyller's bail and court information were not available Monday, and he couldn't be reached for comment.

Seyller's legal woes came to light in April when he was accused of brandishing a shotgun while intoxicated on a Carpentersville street -- he was later charged with felony aggravated unlawful use of a weapon. Seyller is also charged with domestic battery in a separate Carpentersville incident in April that police say involves a woman he knows.

In Wisconsin, he is accused of breaking a man's nose and knocking out two of his teeth during a March bar fight in Adams County, about two hours north of Milwaukee.

He is scheduled to appear in court Friday on the Kane County cases. His next court date in Wisconsin is July 2.

Seyller, who made $84,762 last year, has been an East Dundee police officer since 1999. He has been on leave from the department and stripped of his police powers for more than seven months for unspecified off-duty conduct.

Seyller has agreed to retire from the East Dundee department once the police pension board takes a vote on his application for a disability pension. That meeting has not been scheduled.

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