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Lake County Sheriff’s Canine Ryker assists U.S. marshals in arresting wanted sex assault suspect in Grayslake

Lake County Sheriff’s Canine Ryker assisted U.S. Marshals and local police in arresting a man, who was wanted for sexual assault, in Grayslake Friday morning. George Reynolds, 24, of Waukegan, was arrested by the US Marshals Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force. Reynolds had arrest warrants for aggravated criminal sexual assault and an Illinois Department […]

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Canine Ryker, sheriff’s deputies locate woman who was hypothermic in water for nearly 2 hours near Antioch

Lake County Sheriff’s Canine Ryker and sheriff’s deputies located a woman who was hypothermic after falling into a lake near Antioch and being unable to get out for nearly two hours. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded around 10:15 a.m. Thursday to the area of Route 173 and Venn Road in unincorporated Antioch for a […]

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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 K-9 Ryker tracks down 2 suspects in separate incidents in less than 24 hours

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office’s newest canine, Ryker, helped capture two suspects in separate incidents in Lake County within the past 24 hours, police said. Lake County Sheriff Canine Ryker and Deputy Craig Somerville were called to assist other deputies at a residence in the 37000 block of North Delany Road in unincorporated Gurnee for […]

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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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Lake County Sheriff’s Office’s newest K-9 has his first successful track after finding fugitive in Beach Park

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office’s newest canine, Ryker, had his first successful track Saturday evening when he led deputies to a fleeing fugitive in Beach Park. Lake County Sheriff Deputy Craig Somerville and his canine partner Ryker were called to assist other sheriff’s deputies with a search for a fugitive, who was wanted on a […]

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Lake County Sheriff’s Office introduces newest canine, Ryker, who will be 5th canine on department

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office introduced their newest canine, Ryker, who is a two-year-old German Shepherd and has joined the department after canine Diesel died last month. Ryker will be assigned to Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy Craig Somerville, a veteran canine handler who lost his partner, canine Diesel, to an aggressive form of cancer on […]