Lake County Sheriff Canine Boomer helped track down a woman who allegedly stole from a convenience store in Beach Park and claimed she had a weapon, authorities said.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office received a call around 6:45 a.m. Thursday of an incident in the 38500 block of North Sheridan Road in Beach Park.
Deputies responded to a convenience store for a report of a theft, the sheriff’s office said.
The suspect stole alcohol and implied to a customer that she had a weapon. She then fled the scene on foot.
Sheriff’s canine Boomer and his handler Deputy Brian Kilpatrick were called to assist in the search.
Boomer tracked the suspect through a heavily wooded area and a ravine.
The suspect saw Boomer and she ran to the roadway where she was quickly arrested by sheriff’s deputies.
Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli said the suspect was Victoria Bogatova, 25, of the 1500 block of Yew Court in Gurnee.
Bogatova was charged with one count of retail theft. Additional charges are possible.