Monday, September 28, 2015

Man Arrest and Charged As Patton Circle Intruder Now Charged in Criminal Sexual Assault Case at Church Creek

After arresting a man last Thursday as a suspect in a criminal trespass case at a house on Patton Circle, police have now charged the man, Frank Mendez with the criminal sexual assault that occurred at Church Creek about four days earlier and about one block away.


On August 20th, 2015, at approximately 10:40 p.m., a 97-year-old female was sexually assaulted inside her residence at the Church Creek Senior Center at Central Road and Dwyer Avenue. The offender description was never relased by Arlington Heights Police Department. Preliminary investigation indicated that entry was made through an unsecured window. The victim was transported to Northwest Community Hospital where she was treated and subsequently released.

On Thursday, September 24th, 2015, the Arlington Heights Police Department arrested and charged Frank Mendez with Criminal Trespass to Residence for an incident that occurred on August 20th, 2015, at approximately 7:30 p.m. in the 700 block of S. Patton Circle.

During that investigation, Mendez became a suspect in the aggravated criminal sexual assault case. As the investigation continued, it was established that Mendez was the offender at the Church Creek sexual assault incident and was charged with criminal sexual assault in addition to the previous charge of criminal trespass.

Frank Mendez, age 51, resides at 2026 West Algonquin Road Apt. #1A, Mt. Prospect IL.

Due to the nature of the crime, the victim's name and address are not being released.

Arlington Heights police also have an open case for indecent exposure incidents which were reported to have occurred in the area of Sunset Meadows near Kirchhoff Road and Dwyer Avenue. There was no mention whether police were investigating whether Mendez was considered a suspect in those incidents which occurred near the criminal sexual assault incident and the criminal trespass incident.

The Cardinal previously reported the connection of time and place regarding the criminal trespass on Patton Circle and the Criminal Sexual Assault at Church Creek.

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