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Man charged with punching sheriff’s deputy in the face during domestic battery call near Libertyville

A 33-year-old man was charged after he punched a sheriff’s deputy in the face and began resisting arrest during a domestic battery call near Libertyville, officials said. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a possible domestic battery in progress around 1:45 a.m. Friday at a business in the 14000 block of West […]

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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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Libertyville man charged in home invasion in Waukegan that left woman injured

A Libertyville man, who is on parole for kidnapping, was charged in a home invasion in Waukegan earlier this month where he allegedly attacked a woman. Quintin C. Billups, 29, of the 500 block of West Park Avenue in Libertyville, was charged with home invasion causing injury, domestic battery causing bodily harm and domestic battery […]

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Sheriff’s deputy injured during arrest with armed man who made homicidal statements, crashed car near Woodstock

A man, who allegedly made statements about killing himself and others while armed with a gun, was taken into custody Monday following a series of events that left a sheriff’s deputy injured near Woodstock. Thomas J. Smith, 57, of the 7100 block of Huntley Road in Crystal Lake, was charged with aggravated unlawful use of […]

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Numerous police officers, canine units converge in Gurnee for search of battery suspect

Many police officers and multiple canine units were sent to an area in Gurnee Sunday evening in search of a suspect wanted for battering a woman, officials said. The Gurnee Police Department responded around 8:42 p.m. Sunday to the 5700 block of Northridge Drive in Gurnee for a report of a domestic battery. Gurnee Police […]

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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 […]