The Lake County Sheriff’s Office said their canine Ryker assisted deputies in taking a man into custody after he forced entry into a residence near Libertyville.
The sheriff’s office said deputies were on patrol earlier this week.
They were conducting an extra patrol on a vacant residence in unincorporated Libertyville.
The deputies found signs that entry had been forced to the vacant property.
Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy Craig Somerville deployed his canine Ryker due to it being unknown whether anyone was inside.
Ryker was instructed to begin barking as deputies made announcements that the canine would be released if they did not surrender.
A man surrendered a short time later and was taken into custody.
The 35-year-old man was charged and no one was injured.
“That’s how you do it, Ryker, good boy!” the sheriff’s office said in a social media post.
In November, the sheriff’s office announced their newest canines, Zeus and Drako, officially graduated from training.
The sheriff’s office now has 10 active canines on the department.