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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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Lake County Sheriff’s Canine Dax tracks down 3 suspects who fled from stolen car in Fox Lake

Lake County Sheriff’s Canine Dax tracked down three suspects who were hiding after they fled from a stolen car during a traffic stop in Fox Lake Monday morning. Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli said a sheriff’s deputy was on patrol around 2:40 a.m. Monday. The deputy spotted a 2012 Jeep SUV that […]

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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 […]

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‘Dax does it again:’ Sheriff canine tracks down fleeing suspect violating order of protection in Long Grove

Lake County Sheriff’s Canine Dax helped track down a fleeing suspect for several miles who was violating an order of protection in Long Grove, police said. A Lake County sheriff’s deputy found an unoccupied vehicle in the area of Osage Road just west of Route 83 in Long Grove around 12:20 a.m. Sunday. Lake County […]