Police said that a McHenry man was arrested after he allegedly pulled a gun on his neighbors who confronted him about his reckless driving Sunday evening.
McHenry Police Department Chief John Birk said that Theodore J. Siebeck, 41, of the 600 block of South Broadway Street in McHenry, was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, reckless conduct, criminal trespass to real property, disorderly conduct, resisting or obstructing a peace officer, possession of cannabis with intent to deliver, unlawful possession of cannabis, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and aggravated assault.
The McHenry Police Department was called at 8:50 p.m. Sunday to the 600 block of South Broadway Street for a report of a reckless driver.
Neighbors in the area reported seeing Siebeck driving his gray Chevrolet sedan recklessly, Birk said. When neighbors confronted Siebeck about his driving, a brief argument happened and Siebeck went back inside his home.
Police tried to talk with Siebeck but he “could not be contacted.”
Police were called back to the scene 30 minutes later after neighbors reported that Siebeck was back causing a disturbance again.
“During this time, Siebeck displayed a handgun to several individuals. Siebeck eventually returned to his home where McHenry Police Officers tried to make contact with him,” Birk said.
Siebeck “refused to cooperate with officer’s commands.” He then tried to flee through his back door where he was taken into custody by officers following an hour standoff.
“Probable cause was established and a subsequent search warrant was issued to search Siebeck’s residence,” Birk said.
Police found a loaded 9mm handgun and ammunition along with marijuana and other drug paraphernalia.
He has since posted bail and been released from the McHenry County Jail. Siebeck is scheduled to appear in court next on Wednesday.