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Charity donates bullet and stab protective vest to Wauconda Police Canine Badger

A non-profit organization donated a bullet and stab protective vest to Wauconda Police Canine Badger. The vest was donated by the non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. Badger’s new vest is embroidered with, “In memory of K9 Kye, Oklahoma City Police Department,” the Wauconda Police Department said. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. was established […]

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Video released shows drunk driver crashing head-on into police car in Wauconda

Editor’s Note: The below video could be considered shocking or disturbing to the viewer. Viewer discretion is advised. Newly released video shows a drunk driver traveling the wrong way on Route 12 in Wauconda and hitting a police squad car as the officer tries to stop the driver from crashing into other motorists. Wauconda Police […]

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‘Could have been deadly’: Drunk driver slams head-on into Wauconda police car carrying police canine

A Wauconda police squad car carrying a police canine was struck head-on by a repeat drunk driving offender on Route 12 in Wauconda early Sunday morning, causing the officer to sustain injuries. Wauconda Police Department Sgt. Heather Cognac said Officer Jon Finze and his canine partner, Badger, were searching for a wrong-way driver on Route […]

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26-year-old man dies after fleeing police at over 100 mph, crashing motorcycle in Wauconda

A 26-year-old man who crashed his motorcycle while fleeing police at over 100 mph in a Wauconda neighborhood on Thursday has died. Wauconda Police Department Sgt. Heather Cognac said a Wauconda police officer observed a sport motorcycle with no registration around 4:40 p.m. Thursday. The officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the motorcycle […]