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Man charged with resisting arrest, kicking officer in the back in Harvard

Santos Salguero, 24, of Harvard.

A 24-year-old man was charged with resisting arrest after grabbing the wrist of a police officer and kicking another officer in the back in Harvard, authorities said.

Santos Salguero, 24, of the 100 block of West Brink Street in Harvard, was charged with one count of possession of a stolen vehicle, two counts of aggravated battery on a peace officer and four counts of resisting arrest.

A criminal complaint filed in McHenry County court alleges Salguero was found in possession of a 2005 Buick Ranier even though he knew it was stolen.

Harvard Police Chief Mark Krause said officers responded around 11:25 p.m. December 27 to the 100 block of West Brink Street for a call of an unwanted person.

Salguero resisted arrest by pulling his arms and body away from officers who tried taking him into custody.

Salguero also allegedly grabbed the wrist of an officer as she tried to handcuff him in an attempt to stop her from arresting him, the complaint says.

The officer sustained superficial nail marks on her right wrist.

After officers arrested Salguero, he allegedly kicked one of the officers in the upper middle back as he was being escorted to a squad car, the complaint said.

Salguero was transported to the McHenry County jail where he remains held on a $100,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court again on Wednesday.