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Texas man arrested after Lake County sheriff canine finds 2 kilos of cocaine during traffic stop in Waukegan

A Texas man was arrested after Lake County Sheriff’s Canine Duke found over two kilograms of cocaine in a car during a traffic stop in Waukegan, police said. A Lake County sheriff’s deputy conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on Greenwood Avenue at the Amstutz Expressway in Waukegan around 1:15 p.m. Friday. Lake County […]

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Lake County sheriff’s canine tracks down, bites suspect who tried stealing catalytic converters in Beach Park

Lake County Sheriff’s Canine Duke tracked down and bit a suspect who police say was attempting to steal catalytic converters at a car dealership in Beach Park. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded around 12:15 a.m. Tuesday to the 36900 block of North Green Bay Road in Beach Park for a report of a suspicious […]

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Lake County sheriff’s canines Ryker, Danno, Dax and Duke receive body armor donation from non-profit

Four Lake County Sheriff’s Office canines — Ryker, Danno, Dax and Duke — have received their new bullet and stab protective vests thanks to a charitable donation from a non-profit organization. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office, which has five canine units, only received vests for four of their canines because canine Boomer’s vest is still […]

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Lake County Sheriff canines Duke, Danno track down suspects wanted in armed robbery of Beach Park business

Lake County Sheriff’s Office canines Duke and Danno tracked down and apprehended two Waukegan men wanted in an armed robbery at a Beach Park business Sunday evening. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office received a call around 8:45 p.m. Sunday for an armed robbery at a business in the 37700 block of North Green Bay Road […]

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Charity donates bullet, stab protective vests to 4 of 5 Lake County Sheriff’s Office canines

Four of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office’s five canines will be getting bullet and stab protective vests thanks to a charitable donation from a non-profit organization. Lake County Sheriff’s Office canines Ryker, Danno, Dax and Duke will receive the vests, which are being donated by Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. Canine Boomer will not be […]

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Grayslake man charged with stabbing girlfriend, escaping police custody at hospital in Libertyville

A Grayslake man who allegedly attacked and stabbed his girlfriend was tracked down by a Lake County sheriff’s canine after he escaped police custody at a hospital in Libertyville. Mark Mortensen, 42, of the 33600 block of North Evergreen Drive in unincorporated Grayslake, was charged with three counts of aggravated domestic battery, escape and resisting […]