A Chicago man was arrested after he allegedly struck a man with a chainsaw, causing injuries, during a burglary to a landscaping truck in Lake Forest, police said.
Carl Young, 28, of the 6500 block of South Loomis Avenue in Chicago, was charged with burglary and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.
The Lake Forest Police Department responded around 9:14 a.m. June 18 to the 1100 block of Highland Avenue for a report of a theft.
The victim told police that they observed a subject, later identified as Young, who exited a black Mazda sedan and entered an open landscaping trailer.
The victim tried to confront Young, who was trying to steal a chainsaw from the inside the trailer.
Young struck the victim with the chainsaw, causing injuries, and then fled the scene in the black Mazda, according to police.
Lake Forest police detectives were able to identify Young as a possible suspect and the victim identified him out of a photo line-up.
Lake Forest police worked with the Chicago Theft Task Force to identify the black Mazda, known associates of Young, and Young’s current location.
Multiple police agencies conducted surveillance on July 1 on Young and two of his accomplices.
The subjects were observed committing a similar type of theft, while driving the same black Mazda, in Franklin Park.
All three suspects were arrested and interview. Police obtained an arrest warrant for Young and he was arrested and transported to the Lake Forest Police Department for processing.
He was released after posting 10% of his $50,000 bond. Young is scheduled to appear in Lake County court again on August 3.