The Lake County Sheriff’s Office’s newest canine, Ryker, helped capture two suspects in separate incidents in Lake County within the past 24 hours, police said.
Lake County Sheriff Canine Ryker and Deputy Craig Somerville were called to assist other deputies at a residence in the 37000 block of North Delany Road in unincorporated Gurnee for a warrant service.
The suspect had felony arrest warrants for aggravated domestic battery.
He had initial contact with deputies but fled into a residence Thursday evening and refused to exit, the sheriff’s office said.
Ryker was deployed to search and apprehend the man inside the residence.
Ryker began barking once he was inside, “making it clear he was going to locate the offender,” the sheriff’s office said.
The man surrendered peacefully without injury to himself or to deputies.
“The great teamwork between initial deputies and the canine team led to a successful conclusion!” the sheriff’s office said.
On Friday afternoon, Ryker was called to track for an offender who fled on foot from a stolen vehicle.
The track went about a mile near Route 41 in Wadsworth. Ryker was able to locate the offender.
Deputies arrested the suspect and currently have him in custody as the investigation continues.