Authorities say a Lakemoor man, who is on parole for residential burglary, allegedly injured an officer while being arrested for committing four burglaries at homes near Crystal Lake and Woodstock.
Scott A. Weissert, 60, of Lakemoor, was charged with four counts of residential burglary, one count of resisting a peace officer causing injury and one count of possession of a controlled substance.
On March 16, the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a residential burglary that occurred in the 3700 block of Doty Road in unincorporated Woodstock.
The suspect, Weissert, allegedly entered the residence and stole several items of “valuable jewelry,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement.
Three more residential burglaries were reported on Monday in the 8900 block of Lucas Road, 300 block of North Oak Street and 9200 block of Ridgefield Road in unincorporated Crystal Lake, court documents show.
In those incidents, entry was gained through unsecured doors or by physical damage, the sheriff’s office said.
Each of the burglaries occurred in broad daylight and Weissert allegedly targeted high-value jewelry.
The sheriff’s office, with the assistance of the Woodstock Police Department, identified Weissert as a suspect in the four burglaries.
When police went to arrest Weissert in the morning on Tuesday, he allegedly failed to comply with orders to keep his hands up and reached towards his right side with his right hand.
A detective injured his left shoulder when he attempted to gain control of Weissert’s right hand, court documents said.
Weissert was also allegedly found with less than 15 grams of a substance containing cocaine.
Weissert was serving a 14-year sentence after being convicted in July 2017 of residential burglary in Cook County, Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) records show.
He was paroled in October 2022 and was set to be under supervised release until October 2025.
The man has a history of residential burglary convictions in Lake, DuPage, Cook and Schuyler counties, IDOC records show.
Weissert’s bond was set at $200,000, meaning he would need to post $20,000, or 10%, to be released.
He remains held at the McHenry County Jail. He is scheduled to appear in court next Tuesday.