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Ranger, Mundelein Police Department’s newest canine, catches first suspect in Vernon Hills

The Mundelein Police Department’s newest canine, Ranger, took his first “bad guy” off the street after helping track down a suspect who fled from officers in Vernon Hills. The department said Wednesday that Ranger and his handler, Officer Kevin Freese, assisted the Vernon Hills Police Department. A suspect had fled from their officers and led […]

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Mundelein Police Department announces new canine, asks for community’s help to win grant contest

The Mundelein Police Department announced they are adding a new dual-purpose canine and are asking for the community’s vote in a canine grant contest. Ranger, a male German Shepherd, is training at TOPS Kennel in Grayslake to be a dual-purpose canine specializing in locating missing people, criminals and illegal narcotics. Ranger is living with his […]

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Lake County Sheriff’s Office announces its newest canine, Tera, to help combat child exploitation and human trafficking

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office on Monday announced their newest canine, Tera, who will help the department investigate child exploitation and human trafficking cases. Tera is a one-and-a-half-year-old Labrador Retriever and is an Electronic Storage Detection (ESD) canine. Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli said Tera is specially trained to locate items with […]

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New sheriff’s canine in DuPage County named Jake in honor of slain McHenry County sheriff’s deputy

A new police canine in DuPage County was named Jake in honor of McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Jacob Keltner, who was shot and killed in the line of duty in 2019. The DuPage County Sheriff’s Office announced their new bloodhound’s name earlier this week. The 9-week-old black and tan bloodhound began his year-long training on […]

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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 […]

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Lake County Sheriff’s Office adding new canine team, asking for children’s help in choosing name

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office has announced they will be adding a fifth canine team to the department and are asking for children’s help in choosing a name for the new police dog. Lake County Sheriff John Idleburg announced the addition Wednesday morning in a public statement. The sheriff’s office said they are in the […]