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Two new Lake County sheriff’s canines sworn in, awards presented to citizens and employees at ceremony

Two new Lake County sheriff’s canines were sworn in and over two dozen citizens and sheriff’s employees were recognized at an awards ceremony in Waukegan Thursday afternoon. The ceremony was held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Training Room located in the Lake County Criminal Court Tower in downtown Waukegan. Canine […]

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Police offer residents safety tips as Lake County sees spike in vehicle thefts, burglaries

The sheriff’s office is reminding residents to lock their cars as Lake County has seen an increase in vehicle thefts and burglaries in recent weeks. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office said the increase has been seen throughout the county and not in a specific area. “While our sheriff’s deputies, detectives, and sheriff’s canines have been […]

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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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Office manager charged with stealing over $25,000 from business near Lake Villa

An office manager at a business near Lake Villa has been charged with money laundering and continuing a financial crime enterprise after allegedly stealing thousands of dollars from the business, police said. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation after taking a financial crime report last year, according to Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy […]

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Homeowner holds burglar at gunpoint after awakening to find him inside home in Ingleside

A homeowner held a burglary suspect at gunpoint after finding him inside their home next to their baby’s bedroom in Ingleside Thursday morning, police and prosecutors said. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded around 12:10 a.m. Thursday to the 25800 block of West Marquette Drive in Ingleside for a burglary in progress. Lake County Sheriff’s […]