A 21-year-old Stone Park, Ill. man believed to be suffering from mental illness was arrested in unincorporated Addison Saturday after residents say they awoke to find him in their home.
Marcelo Arellano-Garcia, of the 1800 block of 33rd Avenue, has been charged with trespass to residence and burglary, the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office told the Villa Park Suburban Life. Arellano-Garcia reportedly entered a home near Lake Street and Route 83 around 7:30 a.m. July 14.
Trinidad Sanchez says she awoke after she felt someone lay her 6-year-old daughter Samantha, who had been asleep on a couch in the living room, into bed next to her, CBS Chicago reports. Initially thinking it was her husband, Trinidad Sanchez told the station she saw a strange, barefoot man sitting next to the bed, who told her his name was William, and said "this is my house."
Arellano-Garcia identified himself by several other names and “ told [Sanchez] that God told him to do this and shed some blood,” Assistant State’s Attorney Kathy Bachmann said in court, calling the allegations “alarming," according to the Daily Herald.
Arellano-Garcia reportedly displayed "signs of acute psychosis" in an evaluation at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, Bachmann added.
The child's father and uncle contacted police and restrained Arellano-Garcia until sheriff’s deputies arrived, WLS reports. No one was harmed, and nothing was taken from the home.
Arellano-Garcia is being held at the DuPage County Jail on a $1 million bond, NBC Chicago reports. He is next due in court on July 26.