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Posted on: December 12, 2018

Warrants Team Apprehends North Chicago Man Wanted for Battering Pregnant Woman

SMITH

On December 11, 2018, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Warrants Team in conjunction with the U.S. Marshals Service-Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force (USMS-GLRFTF) apprehended Giovanni M. Smith, 29, of the 400 block of 10th Street, North C...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: December 11, 2018

Warren Township “Swatting” Incident

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: December 10, 2018

Sheriff Idleburg Announces Eviction Moratorium

Sheriff John Idleburg issued a moratorium on all evictions effective Friday, December 21, 2018 through Sunday, January 6, 2019.

Sheriff Idleburg said, “The moratorium is only temporary and will allow families to remain together in their homes dur...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: December 8, 2018

Two Sheriff’s Sergeants Graduate Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce the recent graduation of Sergeant Karen Serzynski and Sergeant Phillip Zinkowich from Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command (SPSC) Class #448.  

The...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: December 6, 2018

Update: Possible Vehicle Description - Fatal Hit-and-Run

*Update: Possible Vehicle Description*

Based on evidence collected at the scene, Sheriff’s Crash Investigators believe the vehicle involved in this hit-and-run could be one of the following:

2001-2005 Buick Century

2001-2004 Buick Regal

2001-2006 Ch...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: December 6, 2018

*UPDATE: Suspect Identified and Arrested* Sheilds Twp Armed Robbery

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Following the robbery, Lake County Sheriff’s Detectives continued their thorough investigation.  Detectives coordinated with other local police departments and Lake County Sheriff’s Correctional Officers, in an attempt to dete...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: December 5, 2018

Shields Township Armed Robbery

Offender with Gun

On December 5, 2018, at approximately 4:00AM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a gas station in the 28700 block of North Waukegan Road, Shields Township, for a delayed armed robbery report.

Sheriff’s Deputies arrived an...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: December 4, 2018

Beach Park Attempt Armed Robbery

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On December 4, 2018, at approximately 3:15PM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a convenience store in the 38400 block of North Sheridan Road, Beach Park, for a report of an attempt armed robbery.  

Sheriff’s De...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: December 2, 2018

Sheriff’s Canine Team Locate Missing, Endangered Woman

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On December 2, 2018, at approximately 2:30AM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 21600 block of West Grass Lake Road, Antioch Township, for a 32-year-old woman in mental distress.  While Sheriff&rsq...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: December 2, 2018

Fatal Waukegan Township Hit-And-Run Traffic Crash

On December 1, 2018, at approximately 6:45PM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the area of West Crescent Avenue and Northern Avenue, Waukegan Township, for a fatal hit-and-run traffic crash.  Waukegan Police Department ...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: December 1, 2018

John Idleburg Sworn-In as Lake County Sheriff

Sheriff Idleburg

This morning, John Idleburg was sworn-in as Sheriff of Lake County.  Chief Judge Ukena swore-in Sheriff Idleburg at a private ceremony held at the Lake County Courthouse.  

Sheriff Idleburg is a service-driven individual.  He pre...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: November 28, 2018

Information Requested Reference Gages Lake Armed Robbery Suspect

Armed Robbery

On Sunday, 11/25/18 at approximately 2:55 AM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the Thornton’s Gas Station (34225 N. Rte. 45 – Third Lake) for a report of an armed robbery that had just occurred.  Upon arri...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: October 9, 2018

Jail Visitor Entrance Relocated

Due to the ongoing renovations at the Lake County Jail, the public entrance is being moved to the lobby of the Community Based Corrections Center (CBCC), 15 South Martin Luther King Jr. Ave, Waukegan.  The previous entrance at 20 South County Str...

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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