A Round Lake Beach police officer was injured Sunday evening after an intoxicated man attacked and tried disarming the officer, authorities said.
Round Lake Beach Deputy Police Chief Michael Scott said that a police officer responded at 7:59 p.m. Sunday to a well-being check call for a truck parked in the middle of the road in the 900 block of Kenilworth Drive.
Marcos G. Ortega-Vincente, 30, of the 900 block of Kenilworth Drive, was found slumped over in the driver’s seat of the truck, which was not running.
“The officer was able to wake the subject, who appeared to be intoxicated. The officer helped the subject to the door of the home the truck was parked at, in hopes of getting him inside and to ensure he was safe,” Scott said.
Ortega-Vincente was not able to unlock his front door and walked away from the officer into the roadway, Scott said. “The officer then went to the subject and attempted to get him out of the roadway for his own safety, and to bring him back to the home,” Scott added.
“The subject then attacked the officer, attempting to tackle him and trying to take the officer to the ground during which the subject grabbed at the officers weapon but the officer was able to retain his weapon,” Scott said.
Ortega-Vincente was taken into custody and transported to the Round Lake Beach police holding facility pending a bond hearing on Tuesday. The man was charged with attempting to disarm a police officer, aggravated battery to a police officer and aggravated resisting arrest.
The officer suffered minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. He has since been released and is recovering from his injuries, Scott said.