Gang Suppression Detail Conducted in Harvard

MCHENRY COUNTY (WIFR) -- In an effort to combat a recent increase in gang activity, the McHenry County Gang Task Force was activated last week by the Harvard Police Department. The McHenry County Gang Task Force is made up of 18 law enforcement agencies throughout the county. Officers from multiple areas assisted in the operation.

As a result of the task force activation, task force members and Harvard Police made 18 gang contacts, 9 arrests, 3 traffic arrests, and recovered about 15 grams of cannabis, a scale, drug paraphernalia, and a loaded handgun. Below is a list of those arrested and their charges.

Arrested and Charged With:

(4) Juveniles
Harvard, Illinois
Trespassing Property (Class A Misdemeanor)
Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Class A Misdemeanor)

(1) Juvenile
Harvard, Illinois
Trespassing Property (Class A Misdemeanor)
Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Class A Misdemeanor) Unlawful Possession of Cannabis (Class C Misdemeanor)

(1) Juvenile
Harvard, Illinois
Unlawful Possession of Cannabis (Class C Misdemeanor)

(1) Juvenile
Harvard, Illinois
Unlawful Contact with a Street Gang Member (Class A Misdemeanor)

(1) Juvenile
Rockford, Illinois
Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (Class 4 Felony) Unlawful Possession of Cannabis w/Intent to Deliver (Class 4 Felony)
Unlawful Possession of Ammunition w/Out FOID Card (Class A Misdemeanor)
Unlawful Possession of Cannabis (Class A Misdemeanor)
Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Class A Misdemeanor)

18-year-old Jose Sarilla
Rockford, Illinois
Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Class A Misdemeanor)


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