3 arrested during ‘heavy police activity’ Wednesday in McHenry

3 people in custody following morning incident

police lights

Three people are awaiting charges after their arrests Wednesday by a SWAT team working in McHenry, a McHenry County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman said.

The sheriff’s office had asked residents in a 9:40 a.m. post on its social media channels to avoid Prairie Avenue in McHenry because of “heavy police activity.” That alert came as the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team and Narcotics Task Force executed a search warrant in the 5000 block of Prairie Avenue and arrested three people, a sheriff’s office spokeswoman said.

Those arrested in the incident were not immediately identified, nor were the nature of the charges released.

According to a morning alert from the McHenry Police Department, the sheriff’s office was “conducting an operation,” there was no danger to the public, and the situation was contained to a single residence.