Round Lake Beach Male Suspect Arrested After Knocking a Police Officer to the Ground on Kenilworth St and Attempting to Take His Gun

Marcos G. Ortega-Vincente, suspect aggravated battery to a police officer
Marcos G. Ortega-Vincente, suspect aggravated battery to a police officer.

Round Lake Beach police responded before 8:00 p.m. Sunday February 17, 2019 to the block of 900 Kenilworth Street for a well-being check involving a truck parked in the middle of the road, according to Round Lake Beach Police Department.

Upon arrival, the responding police officer found the described truck parked in a driveway nearby, and saw a male slumped over in the driver’s seat. According to police, the male appeared intoxicated when the officer woke him.

The police officer tried to help the male, who was identified as Marcos G. Ortega-Vincente. While attempting to help Ortega-Vincente into a home on the street, the Round Lake Beach man was unable to unlock the front door. He then wandered back into the roadway, according to police. As the police officer attempted to get him out of the roadway, Ortega-Vincente tried to tackle the officer and take his weapon.

Ortega-Vincente was arrested and taken to a Round Lake Beach police holding facility, where he remains awaiting a bond court appearance Tuesday.

Marcos G. Ortega-Vincente, 30, of the block of 900 North Kenilworth Drive, was charged with attempting to disarm a police officer, aggravated battery to a police officer and aggravated resisting arrest following the struggle at 7:59 p.m. Sunday, police said.

The police officer, whose identity was not released, was transported to a hospital for treatment and released. He is recovering from his injuries, according to Round Lake Beach Police Department.

Marcos G. Ortega-Vincente, suspect aggravated battery to a police officer
Marcos G. Ortega-Vincente, suspect aggravated battery to a police officer.

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