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Man sentenced to supervision in SWAT standoff that started following him allegedly displaying guns in Woodstock

A man has been sentenced to supervision for a several-hour-long SWAT standoff prompted by him allegedly displaying guns after becoming upset with his neighbors in Woodstock. The incident began around 5:13 p.m. on August 2 in the 400 block of Lake Avenue in Woodstock. Woodstock Police Chief John Lieb said an officer was on routine […]

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SWAT team arrests man armed with guns who allegedly threatened mother, leading to standoff in Winthrop Harbor

A SWAT team and numerous police departments responded and arrested a man armed with guns after he allegedly pointed a gun at his mother, leading to a standoff in Winthrop Harbor. The Winthrop Harbor Police Department responded around 5:38 p.m. Monday to the 100 block of North Avenue for a domestic disturbance. A woman told […]

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Man charged with abducting child, possessing stolen gun following standoff with police in North Chicago

A North Chicago father was arrested following a police standoff and found with a stolen gun after he abducted a 2-year-old child in North Chicago, prosecutors said. Allen Jefferson, 23, of North Chicago, was charged with child abduction and unlawful possession of a firearm. Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Mary Daly said the North Chicago […]

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Police standoff with man who threatened to burn down building ends peacefully in Wauconda

A more than two-hour police standoff with a man who threatened to harm himself and others ended peacefully Tuesday in Wauconda, authorities said. Wauconda Police Department Sgt. Heather Cognac told Lake and McHenry County Scanner that officers responded around 9:45 a.m. Tuesday to the 600 block of West Liberty Street in Wauconda for a well-being […]

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Suspect in Crystal Lake standoff was wanted for filming himself sexually assaulting a child, police say

The suspect in the several hour-long Crystal Lake standoff last weekend was wanted for filming himself sexually assaulting a child in a bathtub of a Cary apartment, court documents show. Matthew R. Reder, 24, of the 500 block of Sunrise Street in McHenry, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, criminal trespass to building, […]

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Waukegan standoff began after man barricaded front door of residence, sprayed stream of fire at deputies

An ongoing standoff in Waukegan began Tuesday morning after a man barricaded the front door of a residence and then sprayed a stream of fire at deputies when they forced entry, officials said. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office Civil Process Team attempted to serve a mental health writ on a 38-year-old man around 9:40 a.m. […]

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Man, believed to be suspect in Buffalo Grove double homicide, shoots himself during standoff in Minnesota

A man driving the car matching the description of the Buffalo Grove double homicide suspect shot himself during a standoff with police in Edina, Minnesota Friday evening, authorities said. Police officers responded around 8 p.m. Friday to the 6000 block of Vernon Avenue in Edina, Minnesota, after they received a tip about a wanted person, […]