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Man arrested after acting ‘erratic,’ stopping traffic, trying to spit on a police officer in Crystal Lake

Charles E. Schetgen, 34, of Woodstock.

A Woodstock man was arrested after he began acting erratic — yelling and screaming profanities — and then attempted to spit on police officers in downtown Crystal Lake.

Charles E. Schetgen, 34, of the the 14400 block of Kishwaukee Valley Road in Woodstock, was charged with felony aggravated assault on a peace officer and two counts of disorderly conduct.

The Crystal Lake Police Department responded around 4:40 p.m. January 21 to the 1-100 block of East Woodstock Street for a report of a disturbance.

Crystal Lake Deputy Police Chief Thomas Kotlowski said that officers responded after receiving 911 calls of a man exhibiting erratic and intoxicated behavior, yelling and screaming profanities down the street.

Officers met with the man, identified as Schetgen, who was uncooperative and appeared intoxicated, Kotlowski said. Officers took Schetgen into custody and he then attempted to spit on the officers.

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A criminal complaint obtained Monday shows that Schetgen yelled profanities and flailed his hands towards a woman walking near the Crystal Lake Metra Station, 70 East Woodstock Street.

The complaint also states that Schetgen continued yelling profanities and flailing his hands aggressively before stopping oncoming traffic in front of Judith Svalander School of Ballet, 83 East Woodstock Street.

While an officer was transporting Schetgen to the McHenry County Jail, the man continued to be argumentative and confrontational and continued to spit while in the back seat, Kotlowski said.

Schetgen remains held in the McHenry County Jail on a $10,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court again on February 10.


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