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Lake County Sheriff Canine Dax tracks down fleeing suspect in drug bust, suspects in burglaries

Officials say Lake County Sheriff Canine Dax recorded a “hat trick” by helping track down three suspects in two separate incidents, including a drug investigation and a burglary. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office said Dax was called last Wednesday to a local town to track for a suspect in a narcotics investigation who fled on […]

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Lake County Sheriff’s Canine Dax locates 3 children who went missing from Round Lake Park

Authorities say Lake County Sheriff’s Canine Dax tracked down and located three children who went missing for several hours from Round Lake Park Sunday. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday that Dax had a busy holiday weekend. Dax and his handler Deputy John Forlenza were dispatched around 4:30 a.m. Sunday to search for multiple […]

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3 Lake County sheriff’s deputies, canine Dax receive ‘Medal of Honor’ in officer-involved shootings of armed suspects

Three Lake County sheriff’s deputies and canine Dax received one of the highest honors in Illinois for their actions in two separate officer-involved shootings of armed suspects. The awards were presented by Illinois State Police Director Brendan Kelly at a ceremony in Springfield on Wednesday. Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli said this […]

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Lake County sheriff’s canine locates two juveniles who went missing in Crystal Lake

Authorities say Lake County Sheriff’s Canine Dax conducted a track and located two juveniles who went missing from a home in Crystal Lake. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office was requested to assist the Crystal Lake Police Department around 12:15 a.m. Sunday. Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli said a canine unit was dispatched […]

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Lake County sheriff’s canine tracks down parolee who allegedly attacked, injured woman near Barrington

Lake County Sheriff’s Canine Dax tracked down a hiding suspect, who is on parole, after he allegedly attacked a woman and left her injured near Barrington Monday morning. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded around 2:30 a.m. Monday to the 28000 block of Roberts Road in unincorporated Barrington for a domestic battery. Lake County Sheriff’s […]

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Georgia man punches K-9 Dax after allegedly committing home invasion, attacking woman near Gurnee

Authorities say Lake County Sheriff’s Canine Dax bit a Georgia man, who then punched the police canine after committing a home invasion and attacking a woman near Gurnee Sunday. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded around 8:30 p.m. Sunday to the 36200 block of North Old Creek Court in unincorporated Gurnee for a report of […]

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‘Good boy Dax’: Lake County sheriff’s canine tracks down suspect who fled from crash near Lake Bluff

Sheriff’s officials say Lake County Sheriff Canine Dax helped track down a driver who fled the scene on foot after crashing his car near Lake Bluff Sunday evening. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office said they responded to a single-vehicle crash in unincorporated Lake Bluff. The driver of the vehicle fled on foot after crashing his […]

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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 […]