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Man charged with attacking three police officers in Harvard

Santos Salguero, 23, of Harvard.

A Harvard man was arrested after he allegedly tackled a police officer and slammed his head into a metal bed frame before battering two other officers.

Santos Salguero, 23, of the 100 block of West Brink Street in Harvard, was charged with three counts of resisting a peace officer, two counts of aggravated battery to a peace officer and one count of battery.

The Harvard Police Department responded around 6:04 p.m. Thursday to the 100 block of West Brink Street for a report of a domestic disturbance.

A criminal complaint filed in McHenry County court alleges that Salguero grabbed a female family member’s wrist and punched himself in the face.

Salguero pushed, shoved and pulled two responding police officers, according to the complaint.

Salguero is alleged to have also pushed, shoved and tackled a third officer to the ground and then slammed his head on a metal bed frame.

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Harvard Deputy Police Chief Tyson Bauman said that the officer was injured. It is unknown the extent of his injuries.

During the attack, Salguero also spit on one of the three officers, the complaint said.

Officers were able to finally arrest Salguero and he was transported to the McHenry County jail where he remains held on a $50,000 bond.

Salguero is scheduled to appear in court again on Tuesday.


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