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Man accused of choking nurse at Condell Hospital in Libertyville

Ronaldo Rivas, 64, of Lake Villa.

A 64-year-old man was arrested after he allegedly choked and injured a nurse trying to check his blood sugar at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, police said.

Ronaldo Rivas, 64, of the 21900 block of Engle Drive in Lake Villa, was charged with aggravated battery to a nurse, which is a felony.

The Libertyville Police Department said that officers were called at 9:13 p.m. Saturday to Advocate Condell Medical Center, 801 South Milwaukee Avenue in Libertyville, for a report of a battery involving a patient and nurse.

A nurse told police that Rivas was ‘aggressive and irritable’ and when she tried checking his blood sugar he choked her. Officers wrote in their police report that the nurse had red marks around her neck, but she was not seriously injured, Sgt. Jeffrey Stolzenburg told Lake and McHenry County Scanner.

Police arrested Rivas the next day around 5:15 a.m. when he was released from the hospital. He was processed at the Libertyville Police Department and then transported to the Lake County Jail for a bond hearing.

He currently remains held in the Lake County Jail on a $20,000 bond and was ordered by a judge to not have any contact with the nurse or hospital if he were to be released on bail. Rivas is scheduled to appear in court again on Friday.


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