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Lake County Sheriff canine units locate missing man and wanted man in span of 14 hours

Lake County Sheriff Canine Duke (left) and Canine Diesel (right).

Lake County Sheriff Canine Diesel is being recognized for locating a missing endangered man in Round Lake and Canine Duke is being recognized for locating a wanted man in Lake Bluff, sheriff’s officials said.

Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy Craig Somerville and his canine partner Diesel were dispatched Tuesday around 12:20 p.m. to the area of the 35300 block of North Nielson Drive in unincorporated Round Lake to assist in locating a man in mental crisis.

“The 911 caller said that he had an ambulance on the way to transport a 36-year-old man to the hospital. The man was described as being in mental crisis and attempting self-harm. Prior to the ambulance arriving, the man jumped from a bedroom window and fled on foot,” Lake County Sheriff Spokesman Sgt. Christopher Covelli said.

Deputy Somerville and Canine Diesel arrived at the scene and deployed in an effort locate the endangered man. Canine Diesel tracked for about one block and located the man in the area Oak Street and Neilson Drive.

The man was transported by ambulance to an area hospital for a mental health evaluation, Covelli said.

Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy Dwight Arrowood and his canine partner Duke were dispatched Monday at 10:20 p.m. to a home in the 700 block of Sheridan Road in Lake Bluff to assist the Lake Bluff Police Department in locating a man who fled on foot from a domestic battery call.

Deputy Arrowood and Canine Duke deployed in an attempt to locate the man. After a brief track, they found the man hiding near the home under a tree covered in brush, Covelli said. The man was taken into custody by Lake Bluff police.

“I am very proud of Deputies Somerville and Arrowood, as well as their Canine Partners. In just 14-hours, your Lake County Sheriff’s Canine Teams located a man in mental crisis and a person wanted for domestic battery. Our four Canine Teams are a tremendous asset to the Lake County Community,” Lake County Sheriff John Idleburg said in a statement.


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