Bolingbrook man charged with threatening man with stolen firearm

Incident occurred on Hanover Drive, police said

A man was charged with possessing a stolen pistol and pointing the weapon at another man in Bolingbrook.

About 11:40 p.m. on Wednesday, officers were sent to the 300 block of Hanover Drive in response to a report of a disturbance involving roommates, according to Bolingbrook police Lt. Anthony Columbus.

Officers were told that the alleged victim was threatened with a handgun by Marco Aguila-Tinoco, 37, who lives on Hanover Drive, Columbus said. When officers arrived on scene, they made contact with everyone who was involved in the incident, Columbus said.

Aguila-Tinoco was taken into custody and sent to the Will County jail.

Officers recovered a handgun that Aguila-Tinoco was accused of possessing, Columbus said.

“The handgun had been previously reported as stolen from another jurisdiction in 2017,” Columbus said.

Prosecutors charged Aguila-Tinoco with possessing a black Smith & Wesson Bodyguard .38-caliber pistol while “knowing it to have been stolen or converted,” according to the criminal complaint.

Aguila-Tinoco was also charged with aggravated assault. He was accused in the criminal complaint of pointing the same firearm at another man and placing him “in reasonable apprehension of receiving a battery.”

On Thursday, Judge Brian Barrett found probable cause to continue Aguila-Tinoco’s detention at the jail and set his bond at $10,000. Barrett also ordered him to stay away from the alleged victim, the Hanover Drive residence and not possess any firearm, ammunition or dangerous weapons.

Aguila-Tinoco posted bond and was released from jail on Thursday.

Felix Sarver

Felix Sarver

Felix Sarver covers crime and courts for The Herald-News