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Posted on: February 8, 2023

Man Dies in ATV Crash, Acquaintances Hide Evidence

On February 7, 2023, at approximately 1:00 a.m., Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the area of North Lake Shore Drive and Greenwood Avenue, Unincorporated Spring Grove, for a report of a person down.  Sheriff’s deput...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: February 6, 2023

Super Bowl Traffic Safety Campaign

Super Bowl weekend is here, and the Lake County Sheriff’s Office is reminding football fans and partygoers that designated drivers are the best defense against the dangers of impaired driving. If your Super Bowl celebration involves alcohol or c...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: February 4, 2023

Fatal Unincorporated Lake Villa Traffic Crash

On February 3, 2023, at approximately 9:50 p.m., Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to Route 59 south of Route 132, Unincorporated Lake Villa, for a head-on traffic crash.  Sheriff’s deputies arrived and located a ...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: February 2, 2023

Another Successful Year for Sheriff’s Special Investigations Group

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Group (SIG), a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) funded task force, continue to set records year after year.  In 2022, the team opened 112 criminal cases, arresting 67, ...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: January 30, 2023

Drunk Driver Slams into Parked Squad Car

On January 29, 2023, at approximately 8:20 p.m. a Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy was conducting a traffic stop in the area of Lewis Avenue and Wadsworth Road, Beach Park.  The emergency lights on the deputy’s marked squad car we...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: January 27, 2023

UPDATE: Driver Charged with Aggravated DUI

Following a thorough investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit, investigators found the driver of the Cadillac Eldorado, Jeffrey Sprewell, 68, of 3500 block of West Hadley Street, Milwaukee, WI, was dr...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Multi-Agency COaST Program Records Incredibly Successful First Year

Sheriff John D. Idleburg and our six partner agencies are proud to share the success of the multi-agency Crisis Outreach and Support Team (COaST) collaborative initiative in responding to mental health related calls for service.  

The team became ...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: January 22, 2023

Three Ohio Children Rescued from Beach Park Man

On January 21, 2023, at approximately 12:30 p.m., the Lake County Sheriff’s Office received a call from the parent of a missing juvenile from Middleton, Ohio.  The parent said their two children a 12-year-old girl, a 14-year-old girl, a...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: January 19, 2023

Sheriff Idleburg Elected Vice Chair of Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce Sheriff John D. Idleburg has been elected as Vice Chairman of the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board (ILETSB).  ILETSB’s Executive Committee nominated ...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: January 19, 2023

Long Grove Woman Arrested, Charged with Stealing Mail from Neighbors

On January 18, 2023, at approximately 1:20 p.m. the Lake County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a suspicious vehicle in the area of Schaeffer Road and Manassas Lane, Long Grove.  The caller reported the person in the vehicle was lin...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: January 18, 2023

Grayslake Man Charged with Solicitation to Meet a Child, Grooming

On January 17, 2023, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division in collaboration with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) concluded an investigation which resulted in the arrest of a man for the offense of inde...

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Sheriff's Office News