A Huntley man found holding a hammer outside a Lake in the Hills home and charged with criminal trespass now faces a felony attempted burglary charge in Huntley, police said.
Daniel W. Bockenhauer, 19, of 11606 Lori Lane, is charged with attempted residential burglary, a Class 2 felony, criminal trespass to property, a Class 4 felony and criminal damage to property, Class A misdemeanor, according to a Huntley police press release.
According to police, Bockenhauer allegedly broke the basement window of a home in the 11500 block of Frederick Way in Huntley attempting to steal a computer on Sept. 8. During the attempt, he hurt his foot on broken glass and fled without entering the home, police said.
Days later, on Sept. 13, Bockenhauer allegedly entered a home in the 11600 block of Davey Drive, police said. He entered the home at 1:50 a.m. through an unlocked door to see a female who he knew lived there. While walking through the home, another female resident saw him and he fled, reports said.
Huntley police got a break in the cases when Lake in the Hills police contacted investigators about Bockenhauer’s arrest early Wednesday morning. Investigators found there were similarities in the attempted burglaries in both towns.
In Lake in the Hills, he was found outside a home holding a hammer, according to reports. Bockenhauer was charged with attempt criminal trespass to residence, criminal trespass to real property and two counts of disorderly conduct, according to a Lake in the Hills Police Department press release.