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The Zion Police Department, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, and the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office are teaming up to address violent crime in Zion. The City of Zion has experienced an unprecedented number of recent shootings, including two that resulted in fatalities.
The Zion Police Department is committed to addressing all acts of violence. Many of these crimes involve the targeting of specific individuals. These shootings often occur in public and expose innocent citizens to life-threatening danger. The Zion Police Department, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, and the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office will begin focused operations on areas of repeated criminal activity and those responsible for these recurrent crimes.
Through these efforts, we hope to arrest dangerous, violent individuals, seize illegal guns and other weapons, and reduce/eliminate the number of shootings that have occurred.
Zion Police Chief Stephen Dumyahn stated, “As Chief of Police for the City of Zion, I am extremely grateful that Sheriff Mark Curran and State’s Attorney Michael Nerheim have recognized our need for assistance in reducing these gun crimes and making the community of Zion a safer place for all our citizens.”
“Many of these crimes are tied to the supply and demand of illegal drugs. My message is clear; anybody struggling with addiction that seeks treatment, will be provided access to services. Those that chose to engage in violence will be aggressively prosecuted,” said State’s Attorney Michael G. Nerheim.
Sheriff Mark Curran stated, “I am proud to offer the support of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office to the Zion Police Department in this important and necessary effort. I have confidence that this collaboration will succeed in keeping Lake County safe.”
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