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updated: 7/27/2012 4:11 PM

Police: Volo man pointed gun at father, 11-year-old girl

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  • Round Lake Park police say Glenford O. Coombs of Volo used this loaded 9 mm semiautomatic pistol to threaten a man and his 11-year-old daughter Tuesday. Police said they also recovered roughly 100 rounds of 9 mm ammunition from Coombs' Mercedes-Benz.

      Round Lake Park police say Glenford O. Coombs of Volo used this loaded 9 mm semiautomatic pistol to threaten a man and his 11-year-old daughter Tuesday. Police said they also recovered roughly 100 rounds of 9 mm ammunition from Coombs' Mercedes-Benz.
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Criminal charges have been filed against a Volo man accused of pointing a loaded pistol at an 11-year-old girl and her father, Round Lake Park authorities said Friday.

Glenford O. Coombs, 40, was charged with two counts of aggravated unlawful use of weapon, aggravated assault and disorderly conduct. Police said Coombs was freed after posting bail at the Lake County jail, but a court date wasn't immediately available.

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Police Chief George Filenko said Coombs was in a woman's home in the 500 block of North Grandview Drive at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday when a 32-year-old Waukegan man entered and a dispute over his presence erupted. He said the Waukegan man is the 11-year-old girl's father.

Coombs departed in a black Mercedes-Benz, Filenko said, but quickly returned to find the man and the girl outside the house. He said Coombs made a threat and pointed the semiautomatic 9 mm pistol at the man and his daughter.

Filenko said the Waukegan man summoned police and gave a detailed description of Coombs' car after the suspect fled. He said the girl lives with her mother at the Round Lake Park home.

"The mom confirmed (the girl) screamed and yelled, 'He has a gun,'" Filenko said.

Coombs soon was seen in his Mercedes in neighboring Round Lake by a police officer there, according to the chief. Filenko said Round Lake patrol units stopped Coombs near Fairfield Road and Route 120.

Officers from both villages seized Coombs. Filenko said officers searched the vehicle and found the "high-end" Springfield Arms semiautomatic pistol in a duffel bag, along with about 100 rounds of 9 mm ammunition.

In addition, two magazines filled with an unspecified number of rounds were located in Coombs' vehicle, police said.

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