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Posted on: September 27, 2022

Three Sheriff’s Deputies Honored by Kiwanis Club

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce three sheriff’s deputies received the 2022 Kiwanis Club of Zion Benton’s ‘Lee J. Fischer Officer of the Year Award.’  

Detective Lana LeMons is...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Jail Inmate Death Investigation

On September 23, 2022, at approximately 8:34 p.m., a Lake County Sheriff’s Correctional Officer was conducting rounds in Pod 1 East.  While doing his rounds, he observed an inmate, a 51-year-old man, of Barrington, laying on his bed in what appea...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: September 22, 2022

UPDATE: Additional Evidence Shows Man Sent Child Pornography to Minor in California

Following the arrest of Cloe, Lake County Sheriff’s Office Cybercrimes Detectives continued a full examination of the electronics seized during the July 7th search warrant.  While examining the data, sheriff’s detectives disco...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: September 20, 2022

Alcohol Compliance Checks

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office conducts alcohol compliance checks at Lake County liquor selling establishments.  The compliance checks are designed to ensure businesses vending alcohol are not selling to anyone under the age of 21.

Of ...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: September 18, 2022

Labor Day Traffic Safety Campaign Results

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office made three DUI arrests during the recent Labor Day traffic safety campaign. In addition, 34 citations were issued to occupants of vehicles not wearing seat belts. Other arrests and citations included:

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: September 14, 2022

Former Deputy Charged with Official Misconduct

A former Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy has been charged with two counts of official misconduct and two counts of theft (all class 3 felonies).  

During an audit in November of 2020, it was determined Gregory Swanson, 54, of the 17500 bloc...

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Sheriff's Office News