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Man arrested on weapons and trespassing charges after trying to break-in to apartment

Kevin J. Herl, 24, of the 700 block of Cunningham Drive
Kevin J. Herl, 24, of the 700 block of Cunningham Drive

An Antioch man is facing weapons and trespassing charges after police were called to a disturbance early Thursday morning.

Kevin J. Herl, 24, of the 700 block of Cunningham Drive, was arrested after police were called to the Joanna Court Apartments on Main Street near North Ave in Antioch at around 4:00 a.m. Thursday for a report of a disturbance in progress.

According to witnesses, several men were arguing on the third floor in the hallway when one of them fled the building as police arrived. As police were investigating, a 911 call was placed reporting that a man was trying to force his way into an apartment in another building of the complex.

Police then responded to that location and saw a resident on the third floor brandishing a large knife and verbally confronting a man who was later identified as Herl. Authorities said it was learned that the resident who had the knife was attempting to prevent Herl from forcefully entering his residence.

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Herl was then taken into custody. Police found that he had been in possession of a firearm that had a magazine that was loaded with several rounds of ammunition. It was recovered in the parking lot.

Officials said Herl was charged with three felonies which include aggravated unlawful use of a weapon (no concealed carry permit), aggravated unlawful use of a weapon (no FOID card), and criminal trespass to a residence.

Thursday afternoon Herl appeared in Lake County bond court and now remains in jail on a $25,000 bond.

Map of the scene at the Joanna Court Apartment Complex near Main Street in Antioch
Map of the scene at the Joanna Court Apartment Complex near Main Street in Antioch

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