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Posted on: February 14, 2019

K9 Boomer to Receive Body Armor Donation

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The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is excited to announce K9 Boomer will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Boomer’s vest is sponsored by...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: February 12, 2019

Upcoming Citizens Police Academy

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Sheriff John Idleburg announces the Lake County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a Citizens Police Academy, which will begin on March 14, 2019, and run until May 23rd.  Classes will be held at the Sheriff’s Office Headquarters in W...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: February 10, 2019

Fatal Wadsworth Traffic Crash

On February 9, 2019, at approximately 7:50PM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the area of North Delany Road, just south of Wadsworth Road, Wadsworth, for a traffic crash with entrapment. Sheriff’s Deputies arrived and found...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: February 9, 2019

Sheriff’s Office Investigating Ingleside Shooting

On February 9, 2019, at approximately 5:45AM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 34600 block of North Gerberding Avenue, Ingleside, for a report of shots fired.  The 911 caller indicated someone inside ...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: February 9, 2019

K9 Dax Named K9 of the Year

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The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is excited to announce K9 Dax was voted the K9s of Valor Foundation ‘K9 of the Year!’

K9 Dax and Deputy John Forlenza were among over 100 nominated for the K9s of Valor Foundation - K9 of the Y...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: February 7, 2019

Update: Body Identified (Warren Twp Death Investigation)

On February 5, 2019, the Lake County Coroner’s Office conducted an autopsy on the remains recovered from the burned vehicle.  Lake County Coroner Doctor Howard Cooper said, “Through dental records we positively identified the ...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: February 7, 2019

Waukegan Man Arrested After Repeatedly Selling Prescription Pills to Undercover Detective

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On February 4, 2019, the Lake County Sheriff’s Gang Task Force concluded a three-month investigation into an individual illegally selling prescription pills out of his residence.

During the investigation, Homero Cadena, 32, of the 900 block of No...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: February 6, 2019

Sheriff’s Gang Task Force Arrest 14 Men for Solicitation of a Sexual Act

In February, the Lake County Sheriff’s Gang Task Force went undercover, arresting 14 men in a continued national campaign to suppress the demand for purchased sex.  

The Lake County Sheriff’s Gang Task Force joined a coalition ...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: February 6, 2019

Super Bowl Weekend Traffic Safety Effort Results

During the Super Bowl weekend traffic safety campaign, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested one person for driving under the influence of alcohol, one person wanted on an arrest warrant, and issued 31 seat belt citations.  Of those 3...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: February 5, 2019

Correctional Officer Dionne Dawson Named ‘Correctional Officer of the Year’

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Sheriff John D. Idleburg is pleased to announce Correctional Officer Dionne Dawson was selected ‘Correctional Officer of the Year” by the Illinois Sheriff’s Association.

CO Dawson began her career with the Lake County Sheriff&...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: February 4, 2019

Warren Township Death Investigation

On February 2, 2019, at approximately 9:50PM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to an address in the 36500 block of North Route 41, Warren Township, for a report of a vehicle on fire.  Gurnee Firefighters arrived and exting...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: February 1, 2019

Adult, Two Juveniles Arrested After Crashing Stolen Car, Fleeing from Scene

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On February 1, 2019, at approximately 8:30AM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the area of Wadsworth Road and Sheridan Road, Beach Park, for a traffic crash.

The 911 caller indicated three male subjects fled from one of the vehic...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: September 21, 2018

Inmates on Modified Lockdown During Jail Elevator Renovation

In an effort to be transparent and inform the public about operational changes in the Jail, Lake County announces that the Jail is on a “Modified Lockdown” for the next several months until the completion of the Jail Elevator Moderniza...

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Sheriff's Office News