Lake County Sheriff’s Canine Dax helped track down a fleeing suspect for several miles who was violating an order of protection in Long Grove, police said.
A Lake County sheriff’s deputy found an unoccupied vehicle in the area of Osage Road just west of Route 83 in Long Grove around 12:20 a.m. Sunday.
Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli said the deputy learned that the registered owner of the vehicle was Alexis L. Alverio, 39, of the 500 block of North Clinton Street in Chicago.
Alverio was the respondent of an order of protection that was protecting an individual and a residence in the area where the vehicle was located, Covelli said.
The deputy called for a canine because he believed Alverio was likely in the area and violating the order of protection.
Sheriff’s canine Dax and his handler Deputy John Forlenza responded. Dax picked up Alverio’s scent near the backyard of the protected address.
He tracked through a creek for several miles and located Alverio fleeing.
Covelli said that Alverio refused instructions to stop but instead ran right into the arms of a deputy on the perimeter of the search area.
“K9 Dax does it again! Good boy, Dax!” the sheriff’s office said in a social media post.
Covelli said it is unclear why Alverio was violating the order of protection again but gloves and a balaclava were located by Dax.
The items had the man’s scent and were dropped while he was fleeing.
Alverio was charged with violation of an order of protection and violation of bail bond for violating the terms of bond on a previous order of protection violation charge on April 10.
Alverio was ordered held in the Lake County Jail on a $75,000 bond and was later released after posting 10% of the bond. He appeared in court Friday morning.