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Canine tracks down parolee who allegedly fled police, caused crash that left woman seriously injured in Round Lake

Lake County Sheriff Canine Dax tracked down a man who allegedly fled from police and caused a crash that left a woman seriously injured in Round Lake, authorities said. William Neely Jr., 25, of Ingleside, was charged with failure to report a crash with injury, aggravated fleeing to elude, two counts of reckless driving, failure […]

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Lake County Sheriff’s Canine Dax saves missing woman’s life after tracking her down, finding her unconscious near Mundelein

Lake County Sheriff’s K-9 Dax tracked down a missing woman and found her unconscious near Mundelein. Authorities say the outcome could have been “drastically different” had he not located her. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded around 8:35 p.m. Sunday to a residence in unincorporated Mundelein for a report of a missing person. Sheriff’s deputies […]

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Lake County Sheriff’s Canine Dax takes 1st place trophies, scheduled to appear on national television program

Lake County Sheriff’s Office Canine Dax recently came in first place during a national certification test and will appear this weekend on an ESPN television program, officials said. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office said Dax and his handler, Deputy John Forlenza, recently completed their national certification for the United States Police Canine Association (USPCA) in […]

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$500,000 bond for man accused of attacking girlfriend, punching police canine in Fox Lake

A judge ordered a man, who has an extensive criminal history, held on a $500,000 bond for allegedly punching Lake County Sheriff’s Canine Dax after the police dog tracked him down and bit him in Fox Lake. Amador A. Estrada, 43, of Round Lake Beach, was charged with aggravated domestic battery, unlawful restraint, two counts […]

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Man punched Lake County Sheriff K-9 Dax after fleeing domestic and being tracked down in Fox Lake, police say

Police say a man who fled after attacking his girlfriend in Fox Lake struck Lake County Sheriff’s Canine Dax as the police dog tracked him down and bit him Thursday evening. The incident happened Thursday evening just before midnight in the 0-100 block of Bermuda Colony in Fox Lake. Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief […]

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Lake County Sheriff Canine Dax tracks down suspects who broke into elementary school in Lindenhurst

Multiple suspects were arrested with the help of Lake County Sheriff’s Canine Dax after they broke into an elementary school in Lindenhurst and caused damage to the school. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Lindenhurst Police Department responded around 2:30 a.m. Sunday to BJ Hooper Elementary, 2400 Sand Lake Road in Lindenhurst, for a call […]

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Lake County Sheriff’s K-9 Dax helps apprehend 9 fleeing suspects within 24 hours in Lake County

Authorities say that Lake County Sheriff’s Canine Dax apprehended nine juvenile suspects that fled from stolen vehicles in two different incidents in a 24-hour span. A Lake County sheriff’s deputy located a vehicle crash in the area of Wadsworth Road and Delany Road in Wadsworth around 1 a.m. Wednesday. The vehicle was reported stolen from […]