A Waukegan police officer and his canine partner are being recognized after they arrested two bank robbery suspects and also an armed wanted suspect last month in Waukegan.
Officer David Mahoney was selected as Waukegan Police Department’s Employee of the Month for March.
Mahoney and his canine partner, Keegan, were involved in two incidents last month that resulted in the arrest of three suspects.
The first occurred around 2 p.m. on March 17 when officers received a call for a report of a robbery.
Mahoney and Keegan were called to the area of Cedar Avenue and Pearsall Parkway in Waukegan.
It was learned that the robbery was actually a bank robbery, which occurred at North Shore Trust and Savings, located at 700 South Lewis Avenue in Waukegan.
Mahoney and Keegan searched the area and found the offenders, who had also robbed a different bank the prior day.
The offenders were taken into custody without incident. The two suspects are facing federal charges and admitted to committing the robberies.
The second incident occurred around 11:15 a.m. on March 19 when Mahoney and Keegan responded to the area of the 700 block of McAlister Avenue.
A suspect had fled on foot from another officer and a search began.
The suspect was wanted on a warrant for aggravated assault after pointing a firearm at his girlfriend in Waukegan.
Mahoney and Keegan performed a track and located the suspect hiding in an outdoor stairway.
The suspect was taken into custody without incident
Mahoney and Keegan performed an article search where they backtracked the suspect’s direction of travel.
Mahoney and Keegan located a handgun in a trash can in the 700 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue. The handgun was reported stolen out of Gurnee.
“Officer Mahoney, thank you for your dedication and service to the City of Waukegan! Keegan too!” the City of Waukegan said after announcing Mahoney was officer of the month.