Disturbance at 3 AM Leads to Standoff and SWAT Response on Nippersink Ave Near Macgillis Dr, Round Lake


Round Lake police officers responded about 3:00 a.m. Tuesday December 3, 2019 to a report of a disturbance at an apartment house in the block of 200 Nippersink Avenue Near Macgillis Drive.

Police learned that a male suspect entered a woman’s bedroom and demanded belongings he claimed that she had stolen. The woman recognized him as a resident in her same apartment building. The woman told police he threatened to hit and

A Northern Illinois Police Alarm System (NIPAS) SWAT response was activated and tactical police officers arrived on the scene with a Bearcat Armored vehicle, a NIPAS Command Van, and a tactical equipment van.

Police located a handgun on a sofa, and the suspect, in an apartment, where the suspect’s girlfriend told police that another male was also in the apartment. The suspect retreated to a bedroom and eventually retreated into an attic, where he hid under attic insulation.

Police said they used flash-bang grenades, pepper spray canisters and a water stream from a fire house to force the suspect to surrender.

The suspect was identified as Poblete Lopez Ferando, 23, of Round Lake Beach. Along with charges of obstructing justice, destroying evidence and resisting a peace officer related to the standoff incident; Poblete Lopez Ferando was previously wanted on a warrant for failing to appear on DUI charges. He was also on parole for a DUI conviction. Investigators are meeting with the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office for the consideration of new charges.

Murphy Elementary School on Greenway Drive, less than one-half mile northeast of the standoff scene, activated a soft lockdown that was cancelled by mid-morning. Nippersink Avenue, which was heavily congested with police vehicles and fire and EMS vehicles on standby during the police activity, was opened to traffic by 10:30 a.m.



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Nippersink Avenue was blocked east of The Pizza Place east of the standoff scene …

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