A Lake County sheriff’s canine tracked down a suspect who was hiding in a marsh area after he allegedly tried breaking into a woman’s home near Gurnee, authorities said.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded around 1:40 a.m. Saturday to the 36100 block of North Grand Oaks Circle in unincorporated Gurnee.
A man was reported to be trying to break into his former girlfriend’s residence.
The suspect, Alexander L. Enis, 31, of Lake Villa, had fled the scene on foot when deputies arrived.
Sheriff’s canine Danno was called to the scene to assist with the search.
Danno started a track and located Enis’ flip flips, the sheriff’s office said.
The canine was able to track for another half-mile before locating Enis hiding in a marsh area.
Enis surrendered when he was informed that Danno would be released, the sheriff’s office said.
Court records show Enis was charged with resisting a peace officer.
He had also been wanted for failing to appear in court for a violation of order of protection and resisting a peace officer case which he had been sentenced for but prosecutors had filed to revoke his probation.
Enis was additionally wanted on a warrant for escape for being a felon that failed to return from furlough.
He is being held in the Lake County Jail on a $200,000 bond.