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Posted on: January 17, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Wanted New York Man in Possession of Firearm Apprehended by Sheriff’s Warrants Team in Waukegan


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 a man wanted on a New York felony arrest warrant for criminal possession of a firearm, bail jumping, and conspiracy 2nd degree drug sales.

On January 16, 2020, the Lake County Sheriff’s Warrants Team in conjunction with USMS-GLRFTF apprehended Eduardo Gutierrez, 21.  Gutierrez resides in the 0-100 block of 4th Street in New Rochelle, NY, but was avoiding apprehension by staying at a residence in the 500 block of Oak Street, Waukegan.  The arrest warrant out of New York was a no-bond warrant.

Earlier this month, the Sheriff’s Warrants Team received information from the USMS-New Jersey/New York Task Force that Gutierrez might be hiding in the Waukegan area.  Further investigation by Sheriff’s Warrants Deputies determined Gutierrez was staying at the residence on Oak Street.  

On January 16, 2020, members of the Sheriff’s Warrants Team arrested Gutierrez without incident at the Oak Street residence.  Gutierrez was found to be in possession of a semi-automatic pistol with an obliterated serial number.  

Gutierrez was transported to the Lake County Jail and the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office approved additional charges of:

Possession of a firearm with a defaced serial number (class 3 felony)

Aggravated unlawful use/possession of a weapon (class 4 felony)

Fugitive from justice

Gutierrez remains held in the Lake County Jail pending a court date of January 22, 2020, at 1:30PM in courtroom T110.  

All defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.  

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