Police: Man Holding Hammer Attempts to Break Into LITH Home

Daniel W. Bockenhauer was arrested early Wednesday after police were called to the 4000 block of Heron Drive in Lake in the Hills.

A 19-year-old Huntley man is in custody after police found him holding a hammer outside a Lake in the Hills home early today and arrested him for attempting to break into the home. 

Daniel W. Bockenhauer, of 11606 Lori Lane in Huntley, now faces several charges in connection with the arrest, including: 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. 

The Lake in the Hills Police Department was called to the 4000 block of Heron Drive in Lake in the Hills at 2:15 a.m. for a possible home burglary. There police say the found Bockenhauer hiding in the bushes on the side of the home, according to the news release. He was holding a hammer. 

Police say Bockenhauer tried to get into the home but was unsuccessful, according to the news release. Police also learned Bockhauer was aware that residents were inside the home at the time he allegedly attempted to break in. 


MikeWier September 20, 2012 at 01:43 AM
Dan noooooooo!!!!!
Rob September 20, 2012 at 01:06 PM
Apparently this guy has broken into several homes in the area, most with people at home! The break in is bad enough, but to do it with people at home... The trauma and stress the poor kids go through, being scared in their own home. Does this kid have a death wish? He needs to be put away for a long time and get some help while he is there.
Kirk J September 20, 2012 at 01:20 PM
Its probably the hammers fault. We should ban all hammers.
Rob September 20, 2012 at 02:15 PM
Yes, we should ban all hammers and really take a hard look at the need for windows and sliding glass doors. Most homes have A/C and proper ventilation these days. Perhaps the use of glass in the construction of dwellings should be banned also! Very good thought Kirk, you should run for office...theres 47% of the vote you would get automatically! :-)
Ann September 20, 2012 at 07:00 PM
Do you know what other homes he robbed? Think he may have attempted in our area.
Gloria Casas (Editor) September 20, 2012 at 10:14 PM
Ann, the police did not release any further information to Huntley Patch on other robbery attempts.
natalie z September 22, 2012 at 05:23 AM
Is this kid a junky?
G.G. September 22, 2012 at 09:58 PM
Junkie or not, breaking into someone's house and stealing their property shows a complete lack of respect for your fellow human beings and can get you accidently shot by the homeowner. I hope this kid straightens out before he gets killed.
spencer mari November 20, 2012 at 11:11 AM
cuz dan
spencer mari November 20, 2012 at 11:11 AM
i slept with dan once, not a great lay


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