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Posted on: October 23, 2021

Unincorporated Grayslake Armed Robbery

Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies and Detectives are investigating an armed robbery which occurred on October 23, 2021 at approximately 8:15 a.m., at a gas station in the 33100 block of N Route 45, Unincorporated Grayslake.

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: October 23, 2021

Man Charged After Resisting Deputies, Fighting Correctional Officers

On October 21, 2021 at approximately 6:30 a.m., two Lake County Correctional Officers were injured, after an inmate charged them and battered them.

Ryan F. Groh, 34, of the 4800 block of 14th Avenue, Kenosha, WI, was arrested earlier in the morning, at app...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: October 19, 2021

Junior High Student Battered Walking to Bus Stop

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an incident where a junior high school student was approached and battered in Unincorporated Cary.  

Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to Cary Junior High School this mor...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: October 15, 2021

Arkansas Man Apprehended After Calling Sheriff’s Office, Threatening Lives of Two Lake County Judges

An Arkansas man was arrested on October 14, 2021, after threatening the lives of two Lake County Judges.  

Grayson K. Jackson (also known as Kash Jackson, also known as Benjamin Winderweedle), 43, of Paris, Arkansas, contacted the Lake County Sher...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: October 15, 2021

Offending Vehicle Located - Fatal Hit & Run

This week, Lake County Sheriff’s Crash Investigators seized a vehicle believed to have struck and killed Wojciech Glowik.  The 2014 Audi Q5 was located at a body shop in Wheeling.  

Alert staff at the body shop saw social media ...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Halloween Traffic Safety Campaign

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office reminds everyone to drive sober, especially if planning on attending a Halloween gathering.  The Lake County Sheriff’s Office will be participating in a traffic safety campaign from October 16 ...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: October 13, 2021

Sheriff John D. Idleburg Introduces Jail’s new ‘Community Bridge Program’

Sheriff John D. Idleburg is pleased to announce the creation of a new jail reentry program, designed to assist inmates that have been released back into our community with continued follow-up from jail reentry specialists. 

The new program called ...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: October 13, 2021

Temporary Water Shut-Off at Lake County Jail

As Lake County Facilities continues to modernize equipment at the Lake County Jail, there will be a preplanned shut-off of the water on October 19, 2021.  Contractors will shut the water off to the jail and the administrative side of the sheriff&...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: October 12, 2021

Child Passenger Safety Campaign Results

Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies issued 13 seatbelt citations during the Child Passenger Safety Week traffic safety campaign, which ran September 17 – September 30, 2021.  Sheriff’s deputies also issued eight speeding ...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: October 9, 2021

Man Pulled From Highland Lake

On October 9, 2021, at approximately 8:15 a.m., Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to Highland Lake, 34481 North Circle Drive, Unincorporated Round Lake, for a report of a 42-year-old man of Chicago who went into the lake but did not...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: October 9, 2021

Pedestrian in Critical Condition Following Indian Creek Hit-and-Run

On October 9, 2021, at approximately 2:10 a.m., Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the 200 block of Route 45 in Indian Creek for a report of a person down.  Sheriff’s deputies arrived and located an unconscious 22-yea...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: October 9, 2021

Two Unrestrained Children Critically Injured, One Adult Dead in Beach Park Crash

On October 8, 2021, at approximately 6:45 p.m., Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to Green Bay road north of Wadsworth Road, Beach Park, for a major traffic crash.  Sheriff’s deputies arrived and found four vehicles wer...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: October 6, 2021

Man Attempts to Escape Twice, from Courthouse and Jail

On October 5, 2021, at approximately 1:45 p.m., Anthony J. Cauley, 29, was attending a court hearing in the Lake County Criminal Courthouse Tower (301 Washington St, Waukegan).  Cauley was on bail, but had a court case management hearing, regardi...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: October 2, 2021

Sheriff’s Canine Dax Locates Offenders Who Stole Vehicle

On October 2, 2021, at approximately 12:30 a.m., a Lake County Sheriff’s Sergeant was in the area of Route 60 and Route 21, Vernon Hills, when he was passed at a high rate of speed by a red Tesla.  The sheriff’s sergeant was a...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: September 12, 2021

Lake County Sheriff’s Office Mourns the Passing of Canine Diesel

Diesel end of service

It is with a very heavy heart we announce the passing of Sheriff’s Canine Diesel.  Canine Diesel passed away yesterday, September 11, 2021, in the company of his partner, Deputy Craig Somerville.  Canine Diesel was recently dia...

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Sheriff's Office News