Crystal Lake gun-pointing suspect turns himself in

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Daniel T. Hawkins | Crystal Lake police

A man wanted for threatening someone with a gun during an argument Tuesday afternoon in northwest suburban Crystal Lake turned himself in Wednesday.

Officers were called to a house in the 1700 block of Somerfield Lane at 1:07 p.m. Tuesday with reports of a disturbance involving a man armed with a handgun, Crystal Lake police said in a statement.

Upon arrival, the officers met with the victim who told them 23-year-old Daniel Hawkins pointed a handgun at him during an argument, police said. Preliminary investigation indicated that Hawkins, who lives in the house, had gone back inside before police arrived.

Authorities secured a perimeter around the home and a wider perimeter around the subdivision to keep all non-emergency traffic out of the area, police said. As a precaution, police also alerted area residents and notified Crystal Lake School Districts 47 and 155 about the incident.

Several attempts to make contact with Hawkins failed, and further investigation revealed that he was not inside the home, police said. No threats to the public were identified, and the scene was released by 6:30 p.m.

An arrest warrant and criminal complaint were issued for Hawkins, charging him with a misdemeanor count of aggravated assault, police said.

Hawkins turned himself in at the Crystal Lake Police Department Wednesday, police said. He was released after posting 10 percent of his $1,500 bond and is expected to appear in court Oct. 19.

The incident remains under investigation, and anyone with information about it is asked to contact Crystal Lake police at (815) 356-3620. Anonymous tips can also be texted to 847411 with the keyword “TIPCLPD” inside the message.

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