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Lake County Sheriff K-9 Dax helps find suspect, loaded gun in separate incidents over the weekend

Lake County Sheriff K-9 Dax
File Photo | Lake County Sheriff K-9 Dax.

Lake County Sheriff’s Canine Dax helped recover a gun in Barrington and find a man wanted for stealing a car in Mundelein during separate incidents over the weekend.

Dax and his handler Deputy John Forlenza were called around 10:20 p.m. Saturday to the area of Metra train station in Barrington.

A belligerent man exited a train, brandished a firearm and threatened people, before firing it and fleeing the scene. No one was injured.

Officers arrested the man and Dax located the firearm in a bush that the suspect discarded before being apprehended, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s office.

A few hours later around 2 a.m. Sunday, the duo responded to the area of Shaddle Avenue and Countryside Highway in Mundelein for a person who fled from a stolen vehicle.

Dax started a track and located the offender about one mile away where they were hiding in the backyard of a residence, the sheriff’s office said.

K9 Dax had a busy Saturday night! It started out by responding to assist a local police department in southwest Lake…

Posted by Lake County IL Sheriff's Office on Monday, July 20, 2020