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Wonder Lake fire chief arrested on battery charge

Theodore Sorensen, 63, of Wonder Lake

Wonder Lake Fire Chief Theodore Sorensen was charged with one count of battery after chest bumping a battalion chief at the department’s fire station 1, 4300 East Wonder Lake Road, the Northwest Herald reported.

Theodore Sorensen, 63, of the 7400 block of Wooded Shore Drive, was arrested on July 9 and charged with one misdemeanor count of battery.

Sorensen, who is the Wonder Lake Fire Chief, was arrested by McHenry County Sheriff’s deputies after he allegedly “chest bumped” one of the department’s battalion chief, sheriff’s officials told the Northwest Herald.

Drugs and alcohol are not considered to be factors in the incident, sheriff’s officials added.

Sorensen bonded out shortly after being arrested. Officials from the Wonder Lake Fire Department nor the Village of Wonder Lake have commented on the incident.

Sorensen, who has been on the department for over 38 years, is scheduled to appear in court on August 13, court records show.

Sam Borcia

Senior News Editor at Lake & McHenry County Scanner
Sam has been with Lake and McHenry County Scanner since 2012 as a senior news editor helping cover breaking news for Lake County and McHenry County. He also regularly contributes photographs of news scenes for the Lake County area.
Sam Borcia

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