Suspect Sought in Armed Robbery
Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to
the TA Travel Center at 16650 Russell Road in unincorporated Lake County for a reported
Investigation showed that at 7:28 pm on
Tuesday March 3rd an unknown white male offender entered the gas
station, jumped over the counter behind the attendant and placed a sharp object
to the back of her neck.
The unknown offender ordered the attendant to
open the cash register where he removed the cash then fled on foot toward the
travel center restaurant. A K9 track led to the restaurant parking lot where it
abruptly ended indicating that the offender may have left in a waiting vehicle.
The offender is described a white male, in
his 20’s, 5’5” to 5’7”, with an average build, clean shaven with no accent. The
attendant described the offender as having “distinct pale green eyes”. The
offender was last seen wearing a red baseball cap, gray sweatshirt and dark
Anyone with information concerning this
robbery or the identity of the offender should contact the Lake County
Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division at (847) 377-4250 or Lake County
Crime Stoppers at (847) 662-2222.
Any further information concerning this
incident will be conveyed via official press release at a later time.
Good Samaritan Aiding Deputy Receives Citizen Award
On Saturday, February 28, 2015 Sheriff Mark C. Curran,
Jr. presented Charles Meilicke a Citizen’s Award for providing assistance to
Deputy Csorba who was involved in a vehicular accident on January 22, 2015 on
Winchester Road just east of Midlothian Road in Mundelein.
Meilicke came to the aide of Deputy
Csorba, bending the driver’s side window frame away from the roof, allowing the
Deputy to exit the vehicle that eventually caught fire. The
quick action of Charles Meilicke is both appreciated and commended.
Photo: Sheriff Mark Curran presented a plaque to Charles
Lake County Sheriff's Office Announces ISA College Scholarships
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office announced it will be awarding two (2) $500 college scholarships to local students wishing to pursue higher education during the 2015-2016 academic year.
The scholarships are to be applied to tuition, books and fees only. Students must be enrolled full-time at a certified institution of higher learning within the State of Illinois.
There will be no restriction on any applicant by reason of race, age, creed, color, sex or national origin.
Those applying for scholarships must meet the following criteria:
Applicants must be permanent Illinois residents
Scholarships must be utilized at institutions of higher learning within the State of Illinois
Students must be enrolled as a full-time student during the 2015-2016 school year (excluding summer session)
Applications are now available at the Lake County Sheriff’s Office or on the website. Students must complete the application; answer the essay question and return all documentation to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office; 25 S Martin Luther King Jr Avenue in Waukegan, IL by March 15, 2015 (must be postmarked by this date.)
Sheriff Curran Announces ISA Scholarships for Cebrin Goodman Teen Institute on Substance Abuse
Sheriff Curran announced the Illinois Sheriff’s Association is awarding scholarships to cover the cost for the Annual Cebrin Goodman Teen Institute on Substance Abuse. The CGTI is a five-day youth leadership conference sponsored by the Illinois Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Association (IADDA). The CGTI is being held Sunday, July 19 through Thursday, July 23, 2015 at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.
The week-long youth leadership training is geared for middle and high school students who want to learn leadership skills, meet other youth from around the state and become empowered to create change in their schools and communities. The Institute helps students take an active role in preventing alcohol and drug use among their peers. Institute participants take a “no use” pledge and learn how to promote healthy lifestyles in their school. CGTI teaches the value of tolerance, and students practice how to handle themselves in situations where bullying and violence may arise.
The ISA is awarding 60 scholarships statewide. Scholarships are filled quickly. For scholarship consideration applications must be submitted to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office; 25 S Martin Luther King Jr Avenue in Waukegan, IL by May 29, 2015 (must be postmarked by this date.) As a participant the following will be furnished: tuition, lodging, t-shirt, workshop materials, recreation and meals. Transportation is not included.