Officers forced entry, rescued a woman and arrested a Crystal Lake domestic battery suspect following a brief standoff at a residence in Wonder Lake Wednesday.
The Crystal Lake Police Department issued an alert to law enforcement agencies in the Chicago area around 12:35 p.m. Wednesday.
The alert was in regard to a domestic battery incident that occurred near Planet Fitness, 5320 Northwest Highway in Crystal Lake.
Witnesses advised that a man battered a woman several times before entering a vehicle and fleeing the area, according to the Wonder Lake Police Department.
The alert provided officers with a suspect description and vehicle description.
Wonder Lake officers located the vehicle in the 8700 block of Pebble Creek Court in Wonder Lake around 12:50 p.m.
Officers obtained probable cause that the offender and victim were located inside a residence, police officials said.
The McHenry County Sheriff’s Police, McCullom Lake Police Department and the Wonder Lake Fire Protection District responded to the incident.
Officers attempted to make contact with the occupants but were unsuccessful.
“Exigent circumstances” existed due to imminent concerns for the safety and well-being of the victim, police officials said.
Officers forced entry to the residence and located the victim and suspect around 1:45 p.m.
Officers arrested the suspect pursuant to criminal charges from the Crystal Lake Police Department and provided medical treatment for the victim.
“Officers of the Wonder Lake Police Department will never hesitate to provide safety and aid to victims within our community. We are thankful that this situation was able to be resolved quickly and safely,” Wonder Lake Police Chief Lee Redlin said.
Charges against the suspect have not been announced yet.