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Theft suspect fleeing police runs into backyard of Waukegan home, which turned out to be off-duty officer’s home

Prosecutors say a theft suspect who was fleeing police ran into the backyard of a home in Waukegan, only to be arrested by the homeowner, who was an off-duty police officer. Dominic J. Longmire, 24, a transient of Waukegan, was charged with retail theft, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting a peace officer, criminal trespass to […]

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3 suspects arrested after Canine Boomer finds them hiding following police search near Lake Villa

Three suspects were arrested after they fled from a stolen vehicle and Lake County Sheriff’s Canine Boomer found them hiding near Lake Villa. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office said they were notified about a stolen vehicle out of Lake Forest around 8:30 a.m. Friday. The Lake Forest Police Department notified the sheriff’s office and surrounding […]

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Police officer injured, 2 suspects held on gun charges after hit-and-run crash leads to chase in Gurnee

A hit-and-run crash led to a foot pursuit, an officer being injured during a fight and two suspects taken into custody on gun charges during a wild incident on Monday in Gurnee. Erick Castro-Gomez, 18, of the 500 block of West Street in Waukegan, was charged with two counts of aggravated unlawful use of a […]

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4 arrested after running from police when stolen vehicle crashes in Crystal Lake

Four 19-year-old men were taken into custody after the stolen car they were in crashed in Crystal Lake, and all four ran from police Monday afternoon. Zishon D. Hunt, 19, of Zion, was charged with unlawful possession of a stolen vehicle, aggravated fleeing/damage of property, reckless driving, obstructing identification, resisting a peace officer, driving without […]

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Man dies after being arrested in Waukegan, police say

The Illinois State Police are investigating after a man died shortly after being arrested following a foot pursuit with Waukegan police officers Thursday afternoon. The Waukegan Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division responded to a home in the 600 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue around 3 p.m. Thursday to conduct a narcotics search warrant, […]