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Records: Crest Hill man faces battery, trespassing charges

Ponciano Vargas, 40, of Crest Hill
Ponciano Vargas, 40, of Crest Hill

A Crest Hill man was arrested on charges of aggravated battery, criminal trespass to a building and criminal damage to property, according to Will County jail records.

About 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Ponciano Vargas, 40, of the 2400 block of Ingalls Avenue was booked into jail by the Joliet police.

Court records show Vargas has been charged with aggravated battery, criminal trespass to a residence and criminal damage to property. The offenses allegedly occurred Sunday.

Joliet police Sgt. Christopher Botzum did not provide information about Vargas’ arrest on Monday.

Vargas was scheduled to appear for a hearing on his bond at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Will County Courthouse.

His most serious charge is aggravated battery, a Class 3 felony punishable by up to five years in prison.

On May 10, Vargas was issued a citation from Joliet police for improper lane use.

On May 15, he pleaded guilty to the charge.

He was sentenced to six months of court supervision and was ordered to pay $120 in fines and fees, including $40 for traffic school tuition, according to court records. He paid the fines the same day.

On June 24, he successfully completed a traffic driver safety program, court records show.

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