On September 2, 2014 at approximately 6:43 A.M., the McHenry County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call for unwanted subjects at a residence in the 7300 block of Oakwood Lane, unincorporated Crystal Lake.
Upon arrival, Deputies found Brandon Mendez on the property with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. In addition, Nicholas Porcayo was taken into custody as an active participant of Intimidation and Trespass to Residence.
During the course of the investigation, information was obtained that Mendez and Porcayo arrived at the residence demanding to speak with the occupants. Mendez and Porcayo are suspected of forcing a locked door open by kicking it. Once inside, the homeowner, who was armed with a firearm, demanded Mendez and Porcayo leave the residence. Mendez and Porcayo refused to leave after repeated orders, and the homeowner shot Mendez as he advanced forward.
The facts of the investigation were reviewed by the McHenry County State's Attorney’s Office and Mendez and Porcayo were charged with Intimidation and Trespass to Residence.
The investigation is continuing and additional charges may be forthcoming.
The McHenry County Sheriff's Office has arrested an Algonquin man on heroin related charges. On August 22, 2014, members of the McHenry County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Task Force, which includes the Lake in the Hills Police Department, received information that a 1999 Nissan Maxima would be driving through the area with heroin in the vehicle. The Sheriff's Office Intelligence Led Policing Unit made a traffic stop on the Nissan in the area of Stonegate Road and Robinwood Drive, Algonquin. A short time a later, a K-9 Officer from the Crystal Lake Police Department arrived on scene and indicated to the presence of illegal narcotics in the vehicle. Deputies searched the vehicle and recovered two grams of heroin packaged for resale and hypodermic syringes. The Sheriff’s Office estimates the street value of the heroin seized at $400.00. “The Heat Task Force" members are credited with helping make the arrest possible. "Information sharing and community involvement is the key to helping Sheriff’s Police catch and stop the flow of heroin into McHenry County," according to Undersheriff Andrew Zinke. Twenty year old Brandon Trina of Algonquin was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of hypodermic syringes, unlawful possession of paraphernalia. Bond set at 60-thousand dollars.