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Elgin Police Chase Down Home Invasion Suspects

Attackers beat couple in front of 5-year-old child



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    Northwest suburban Elgin police have arrested two men who were out on parole for their role in a brutal home invasion that happened early Saturday morning.

    According to a press release issued late Saturday night, at approximately 3:20 a.m. Saturday police were called to the 400 block of Raymond Street for a reported battery. Police learned that two offenders had forced their way into a residence and had beaten a 25-year-old male and 20-year-old female while her 5-year-old child was present. The offenders had used a clothes iron to beat the male victim about his face, causing severe injuries, the release stated.

    The female victim identified one suspect as Modesto Rosales, who was a previous boyfriend and who is the father of her young child. She also identified the second suspect as Jaime Zarate, a friend of Rosales.

    Elgin officers set up surveillance on the last known address for Rosales in the 300 block of Wilcox Avenue. A short time later both suspects drove up to the house under surveillance and exited their car. A brief foot chase ensued and both suspects were apprehended within minutes, the release stated.

    Both men were charged with Home Invasion, a Class X felony, and four counts of Aggravated Battery, a Class 3 felony. Rosales also was charged with one count of Aggravated Domestic Battery, a Class 2 felony.

    The male victim was initially transported to Sherman Hospita then transferred to another local hospital due to his extensive facial injuries. The female victim was transported to Sherman Hospital, reports stated.

    Both arrested men are awaiting bond call, police said.