Lake County Sheriff’s Office canines Duke and Danno tracked down and apprehended two Waukegan men wanted in an armed robbery at a Beach Park business Sunday evening.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office received a call around 8:45 p.m. Sunday for an armed robbery at a business in the 37700 block of North Green Bay Road in Beach Park.
Lake County Sheriff’s Office Chief of Staff Anthony Vega said the owner of the business, a 52-year-old man, called 911 to report that a suspect entered the store with a firearm and stole money from a cash register.
Sheriff’s deputies arrived at the scene and learned the offender fled on foot.
Sheriff’s canine Duke and Deputy Dwight Arrowood arrived at the scene and began an immediate track.
Duke tracked to a car stuck in a snowbank approximately one block away.
A man, identified as Darrell D. Brown, 29, of the 0-100 block of Lake Street in Waukegan, was in the driver’s seat.
Brown did not match the description of the offender but deputies believed he was likely the getaway driver based on surveillance video, Vega said.
The vehicle Brown was driving was stolen and the registration affixed to the vehicle was also stolen.
Brown, who was found to be driving under the influence of alcohol, was arrested without incident.
Sheriff’s canine Danno and Deputy Andrew Martini arrived to continue tracking the offender who committed the armed robbery.
While responding to the scene, Martini spotted the offender in the area of Northern Avenue and York House Road in Beach Park.
The offender ran into a wooded area. Martini deployed Danno and the two began tracking the man.
Danno located the man hiding near a shed in the 12400 block of West Paddock Avenue in Beach Park, Vega said.
The man, identified as Terrell Davis, 30, of the 600 block of Massena Avenue in Waukegan, was initially non-compliant but surrendered after Danno began aggressively barking.
Davis was found to be in possession of proceeds from the robbery along with a key to the stolen vehicle Brown was driving.
Martini and Danno began an article search along the path Davis fled.
Danno located a knit cap that Davis wore during the robbery along with the firearm Davis used during the robbery, Vega said.
Davis and Brown were transported to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division as detectives conducted additional follow-up.
Davis had initially provided a false name to detectives but his true name was determined by his fingerprints, Vega said.
Davis was wanted by the Minnesota Department of Corrections for a parole violation regarding a previous sexual assault and he was also listed as a non-compliant Minnesota sexual offender.
Davis was charged with armed robbery, armed habitual criminal, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, obstructing justice, fugitive from justice and resisting a peace officer.
Brown was charged with aggravated driving under the influence, unlawful possession of stolen registration and driving without insurance.
Both Davis and Brown remain held in the Lake County Jail pending an initial court hearing scheduled for Tuesday.
“This is yet another tremendous example of the determination and dedication that our sheriff’s deputies and staff consistently display in our mission to keep our community safe,” Lake County Sheriff John Idleburg said.
“It also highlights the importance of our canine teams and their value to all of Lake County. I am very proud of everyone who brought this armed robbery investigation to an immediate resolution,” Idleburg said.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office said they were assisted by the Waukegan Police Department who “provided instrumental support” by helping to establish a perimeter around the canine tracks.