Lake County Sheriff Canines Duke and Dax were busy this past week in successfully tracking down suspects in separate incidents in Deerfield and Beach Park, officials said.
Lake County Sheriff Spokesman Lt. Christopher Covelli said that a domestic battery offender fled from sheriff’s deputies on foot in the 300 block of Inverrary Lane in unincorporated Deerfield around 4:25 a.m. June 12.
Canine Dax responded to the scene and located the offender, who was taken into custody.
Sheriff’s deputies responded around 4:30 a.m. on Sunday to the intersection of Sheridan Road and Wadsworth Road in Beach Park for a vehicle crash.
Covelli said one of the people involved fled from the crash on foot and was injured. Dax found the man bleeding nearby in the woods.
Sheriff’s deputies responded around 9:10 p.m. Sunday to the 10000 block of Howard Street in Beach Park for a domestic battery.
Canine Duke was called to the scene to help locate the offender, who fled on foot in a thunderstorm after battering his family members.
Duke successfully located the suspect and deputies took him into custody, Covelli said.
“It’s been a busy few days for K9 Dax and K9 Duke! Both K9 Dax and K9 Duke have earned themselves a couple of steak dinners!” the Lake County Sheriff’s Office said on social media.