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Lake County Sheriff's Office Announces September Roadside Safety Check Results

Sheriff Mark C. Curran, Jr. announced the results of the September Roadside Safety Checks conducted by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office during the month of September.

Across the country, an average of one alcohol-related traffic death occurs every 45 minutes. Alcohol and drug impairment are significant factors in over 40 percent of all fatal motor vehicle crashes in Illinois. Safety checks are designed to keep the road safe by taking dangerous DUI offenders off the road.

Deputies working the Roadside Safety Check also look for drivers operating vehicles in an unsafe manner, driving with a suspended or revoked driver’s license and to ensure all Illinois Vehicle Code laws are being followed.

The Roadside Safety Check is funded through a grant from the United States Department of Transportation, National Highway Administration. The grant is administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation, Division of Traffic Safety.

Click here to see the results of September's Roadside Safety Checks:

Lake County Sheriff's Office Takes 1st in Public Safety Division for Special Olympics Plane Pull

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office finished first place in the Public  Safety Division for the 2014 Special Olympics Plane Pull Event at O’Hare Airport on Saturday, September 27, 2014. The Sheriff’s Office team pulled a UPS cargo jet a distance of 12 feet in 10.84 seconds and raised more than $1,000 for Special Olympics.

The Sheriff’s Office team consisted of 18 members who were thrilled to receive the Public Safety Division Champion Trophy.

DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Results

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office continues participating in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take Back event.

Sheriff’s deputies were on hand at three locations this past Saturday, September 27 from 10:00 am-2:00 pm, including Beach Park Village Hall located at 11270 W. Wadsworth Rd Beach Park, Volo Village Hall located at 500 S. Fish Lake Rd Volo, and Fremont Township Office located at 22385 W. Route 60 Mundelein.

This event is the second national event this year. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office collected a total 293 pounds of medication this weekend from residents dropping off unwanted or unused prescription drugs.

Ridding medicine cabinets of these prescription drugs prevents children from accidently consuming them and unauthorized users from obtaining them. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is committed to limiting the availability of prescription drugs and protecting our environment by properly disposing them.

Josiah Giles Commended for 911 Skills

Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies presented 10 year old Josiah Giles with a plaque for calling 911 on August 5, 2014 when his great aunt had a medical emergency. The plaque was presented at the Newport Fire District with family and friends present.

Preparing children to call 911 is encouraged by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. At community events and school presentations, the 911 practice phone allows young children to pretend and prepare as they answer instructions provided by an automated dispatcher. In the case of Josiah, he remained calm, answered questions and followed the dispatcher’s instructions, allowing the Newport Fire District to quickly respond to his residence and provide the necessary care to his great aunt.

Lake County Sheriff’s Office 911 Radio Dispatchers developed 911 guides to share with the public.  Please visit www.lakecountyil.gov/sheriff and click on the Community Services tab at the top of the page to view the 911 guides and activity book for children.

Sheriff’s Office Secures Locations for Veterans’ Coat Drive

Coat Drive a Gift of Warmth to Veterans and Their Families In Need

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with the Veteran’s Assistance Commission, several local law enforcement agencies and many schools to collect coats and outerwear for the upcoming Operation Stand Down 2014. We are now reaching out to you, our community to join us in bringing gently used coats, gloves, hats, socks and scarves to one of the following locations:

  • Lake County Government Building, 18 N County Street, Waukegan
  • Lake County Sheriff’s Office25 S Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, Waukegan or 1301 N Milwaukee Avenue, Libertyville
Boxes for Operation Stand Down 2014 were generously donated by Uline.


Operation Stand Down is set for October 21, 2014 and conducted by the Veteran’s Assistance Commission. The Stand Down is an opportunity for veterans in need to receive a medical and dental assessment, a haircut, and referrals for counseling services. All clothing collected is available for veterans and their family members.

Yesterday, Court Security Officer Pacheco donated three bags of clothing – join us in bringing the gift of warmth! 

Libertyville Man Charged with Indecent Solicitation of a Child

On September 19, 2014 a Libertyville man was arrested for three counts of Indecent Solicitation of a Child.

On September 19, 2014 Dario Spasic, 22, of the 32300 block of Milwaukee Avenue in Libertyville, contacted who he thought was a 14 year old boy on a mobile social networking application.  The “14 year old boy”, was actually a Detective with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Cybercrimes Unit.  Spasic requested to meet with who he believed was the 14 year old boy on the same day at approximately 10:00 pm.  Spasic was instead met by Lake County Sheriff’s Office Detectives. 

During an interview, Spasic told detectives his intentions were to meet with the 14 year old boy to engage in sexual activities.

Spasic was charged with two counts of Indecent Solicitation of a Child (Class 3 Felonies).

Spasic’s jail bond was set at $100,000.00.  He is scheduled to appear in court on September 24, 2014 at 1:30 pm.

Sheriff's Office to Continue Construction Zone Enforcement

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office wants to remind the community that although the summer is coming to an end, road construction is still occurring throughout Lake County.  This means the Lake County Sheriff’s Office will continue to enforce construction zone speed limits along with cellular phone usage and seatbelt enforcement within those zones.   

Beginning in May 2014 through August 2014, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office has issued 932 citations within the various construction zones throughout Lake County, with 733 of those being for speeding in a construction zone.  This program has been expanded with the funds obtained from the enforcement and will continue throughout the year as the weather permits. 

As a result of the ongoing enforcement, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigation Unit has not responded to any traffic crashes within construction zones this year.  


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Sheriff Mark C. Curran Jr.
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