Sheriff’s deputies, Mundelein police officers de-escalate violent situation

Police say man went to neighbor’s house, began shouting and threatening neighbors with knife

Luis Maganda-Chino, 40, of unincorporated Mundelein

MUNDELEIN – Lake County Sheriff’s deputies and Mundelein police officers deescalated a tense situation involving an armed man June 11.

About 9:55 a.m., sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the 26200 block of North Route 83 near Mundelein for a report of a man armed with a knife threatening neighbors, according to a news release.

Police said the man went to a neighbor’s house and began shouting and stabbing the neighbor’s door with a knife.

When sheriff’s deputies arrived, 40-year-old Luis Maganda-Chino retreated into his home. Mundelein officers arrived to assist and provided Spanish translation as Maganda-Chino primarily is a Spanish speaker, according to the release.

Sheriff’s deputies and Mundelein officers communicated with Maganda-Chino for more than an hour. Eventually, Maganda-Chino was persuaded to leave his home and surrender.

Maganda-Chino, who had an active arrest warrant for violating an order of protection, was taken into custody without further incident. Sheriff’s deputies seized several knives at the scene, according to the release.

Maganda-Chino was taken to the Lake County jail. In addition to the arrest warrant, he was charged with aggravated assault, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

“Yet again, our staff utilized patience, time and de-escalation techniques to bring a violent situation to a safe resolution without the need to use force,” Sheriff John Idleburg said in the release. “Great job to everyone involved in this incident from our sheriff’s emergency telecommunicators to our deputies who responded. Thank you to the Mundelein Police Department for their response and assistance.”

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