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Police: Crest Hill man drunk dials 911, punches cop

Mark S. Snyder, 55, of the 400 block of Pasadena Avenue in Crest Hill, was arrested by Crest Hill police Monday on charges of aggravated battery and making a false 911 report.
Mark S. Snyder, 55, of the 400 block of Pasadena Avenue in Crest Hill, was arrested by Crest Hill police Monday on charges of aggravated battery and making a false 911 report.

CREST HILL - Police say a Crest Hill man called 911 services 10 times without cause late Sunday and early Monday, then slugged the officer who arrived at his house.

Deputy Police Chief Brad Hertzmann said Mark S. Snyder, 55, "was highly intoxicated" when he called emergency services 10 times between 11:30 p.m. Sunday and 1 a.m. Monday.

"Mr. Snyder did not require any emergency assistance. His statements could be described as 'ramblings,'" Hertzmann said. "He was warned about the seriousness of (misusing) 911 and an officer was sent to his residence."

When the officer arrived at Snyder's residence in the 400 block of Pasadena Avenue, Snyder allegedly struck him in the face. Snyder was then arrested on charges of aggravated battery to a police officer, making a false 911 report, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Hertzmann said the officer was not seriously injured.

Snyder was booked into the Will County jail, where he was being held on $15,000 bond.

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