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Pre-trial release denied for man accused of carjacking victim at Lake Forest Oasis, leading to police pursuit

A judge denied pre-trial release to a man who authorities say carjacked and injured a victim in the parking lot of the Lake Forest Oasis before leading state police on a pursuit on Interstate 94. The Illinois State Police responded around 3:40 a.m. on February 15 to the Lake Forest Oasis, 13783 East Oasis Service […]

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13-year-old arrested, charged after bringing loaded gun to middle school in Gurnee

A 13-year-old was arrested and charged after bringing a loaded gun to a middle school in Gurnee, resulting in a lockdown and police response Friday morning. Gurnee Police Department Public Information Officer Shawn Gaylor said the incident happened around 9:30 a.m. Friday. Viking Middle School, located at 4460 Old Grand Avenue in Gurnee, was placed […]

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Police warn of suspects posing as fundraisers, stealing money from people in McHenry County

Police are warning about suspects posing as fundraisers for organizations who have been stealing large sums of money from people in McHenry and Crystal Lake. The McHenry Police Department said Thursday they have been made aware of subjects selling candy over the last few days. The subjects have been claiming they are fundraising for the […]

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Tactical response team arrests armed convicted felon accused of dealing meth in and around Zion

A tactical response team arrested a Waukegan man who authorities say was selling methamphetamine in and around Zion and was found with several guns. The Zion Police Department Street Crimes Unit learned of a subject selling methamphetamine in and around Zion in January. Zion Police Department Detective Lt. Paul Kehrli said detectives launched an undercover […]

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‘There were no signs’: Mother grieves loss of 10-year-old daughter who died by suicide in Waukegan

A single mother of seven is grieving the loss of her daughter, who celebrated her 10th birthday just days ago, after the girl died by suicide in Waukegan Tuesday evening. The incident happened around 9:40 p.m. Tuesday in the 5000 block of Country Place in Waukegan. Mayolita Montejo told Lake and McHenry County Scanner she […]

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Beach Park man arrested in Wisconsin after being charged with sexually assaulting child in Lake County

The sheriff’s office says they have tracked down and arrested a man wanted for sexually assaulting a 6-year-old child while the two lived together in Beach Park. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded on February 15 to meet with a six-year-old sexual assault victim and the child’s parent. The victim reported that Michael P. Geiman, […]

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9-year-old child found unresponsive after accidental hanging in Waukegan dies in hospital

A 9-year-old boy who was in critical condition after an apparent accidental hanging in Waukegan last week died from his injuries over the weekend. The Waukegan Fire Department and Waukegan Police Department responded around 4:20 p.m. on February 13 to the Beechwood at the Preserve Apartments in the 3000 block of 8th Street in Waukegan […]