Two police officers were injured during a struggle with a suspect who allegedly tried forcing his way into a woman’s apartment in Algonquin, authorities said.
Francisco Palencia, 29, of the 7500 block of Pingree Road in Crystal Lake, was charged with three counts of resisting a peace officer and one count of disorderly conduct.
Algonquin Deputy Police Chief Ryan Markham said officers responded around 8:25 p.m. Saturday to the 0-100 block of Arrowhead Drive in Algonquin for a report of a domestic dispute.
The female caller reported that her boyfriend was intoxicated and attempting to force his way into the apartment through a window, Markham said.
Officers arrived on the scene and located Palencia hiding in the bushes outside of the window of the female’s apartment.
Palencia refused to comply with officers’ verbal commands to show his hands and exit the bushes, which resulted in officers grabbing ahold of Palencia and attempting to place him in handcuffs.
Palencia refused to cooperate and attempted to pull away from officers before they brought him to the ground, Markham said.
He continued to struggle and resist the officers’ attempts to handcuff him by kicking at them, Markham said.
Two officers suffered minor lacerations to their hands and knees during the incident.
Palencia remains held in the McHenry County Jail and would need to post 10% of his $20,000 bond to be released.
A motion hearing is scheduled for Wednesday morning.