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Posted on: December 18, 2018

Wanted Couple Apprehended in Wadsworth

On December 17, 2018, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Warrants Team in conjunction with the U.S. Marshals Service-Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force (USMS-GLRFTF) apprehended Anne M. Stetson, 47, of the 41500 block of North Route 41, Wads...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: December 17, 2018

Preplanned Partial Jail Water Shut-Down

As Lake County Facilities continues to modernize equipment at the Lake County Jail, there will be a preplanned partial shut-off of the water.  The water will be shut-off to a small portion of the jail in the morning on Tuesday, December 18th. &am...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: December 17, 2018

Fatal Wadsworth Traffic Crash

On December 16, 2018, at approximately 10:15PM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to Route 41 and Wadsworth Road, Wadsworth, for a traffic crash with injuries.  When Deputies arrived, they found a car versus semi-truck cras...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: December 15, 2018

Pedestrian Fatal Ingleside Traffic Crash

On December 15, 2018, at approximately 5:30PM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the area of Wilson Road and Rollins Road, Ingleside, for a traffic crash with injuries.  Sheriff’s Deputies arrived and found the...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: December 15, 2018

Fatal Ingleside Traffic Crash

On December 15, 2018, at approximately 12:10AM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a traffic crash in the area of Route 134 and North Robin Road, Ingleside.  Sheriff’s Deputies arrived and found two vehicles wit...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: December 14, 2018

Holiday Traffic Safety Campaign

Drive Sober Image

This holiday season the Lake County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with the Illinois Department of Transportation, the Illinois State Police and nearly 200 police and sheriff’s departments across the state. The goal is simple: Get impa...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: December 13, 2018

K-9 Dax Locates Fleeing Offender

Dax in Snow

On December 12, 2018, at approximately 11:15PM, Zion Police Department requested the assistance of a Lake County Sheriff’s Office Canine Team, for two offenders that fled from a vehicle.  Zion Police attempted to conduct a traffic stop ...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: December 13, 2018

Sheriff Idleburg Supports First Responders Bill

Sheriff John Idleburg proudly supports the Kerrie Orozco First Responders Family Support Act (H.R. 6580).  Sheriff Idleburg signed a letter of support, urging the U.S. Senate pass the bill before the end of the 115th U.S. Congress.  The ...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: December 12, 2018

Warrants Team Apprehends North Chicago Man Wanted for Battering Pregnant Woman

SMITH

On December 11, 2018, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Warrants Team in conjunction with the U.S. Marshals Service-Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force (USMS-GLRFTF) apprehended Giovanni M. Smith, 29, of the 400 block of 10th Street, North C...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: December 11, 2018

Warren Township “Swatting” Incident

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: December 10, 2018

Sheriff Idleburg Announces Eviction Moratorium

Sheriff John Idleburg issued a moratorium on all evictions effective Friday, December 21, 2018 through Sunday, January 6, 2019.

Sheriff Idleburg said, “The moratorium is only temporary and will allow families to remain together in their homes dur...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: December 8, 2018

Two Sheriff’s Sergeants Graduate Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce the recent graduation of Sergeant Karen Serzynski and Sergeant Phillip Zinkowich from Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command (SPSC) Class #448.  

The...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: December 6, 2018

Update: Possible Vehicle Description - Fatal Hit-and-Run

*Update: Possible Vehicle Description*

Based on evidence collected at the scene, Sheriff’s Crash Investigators believe the vehicle involved in this hit-and-run could be one of the following:

2001-2005 Buick Century

2001-2004 Buick Regal

2001-2006 Ch...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: December 6, 2018

*UPDATE: Suspect Identified and Arrested* Sheilds Twp Armed Robbery

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Following the robbery, Lake County Sheriff’s Detectives continued their thorough investigation.  Detectives coordinated with other local police departments and Lake County Sheriff’s Correctional Officers, in an attempt to dete...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: December 5, 2018

Shields Township Armed Robbery

Offender with Gun

On December 5, 2018, at approximately 4:00AM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a gas station in the 28700 block of North Waukegan Road, Shields Township, for a delayed armed robbery report.

Sheriff’s Deputies arrived an...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: December 4, 2018

Beach Park Attempt Armed Robbery

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On December 4, 2018, at approximately 3:15PM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a convenience store in the 38400 block of North Sheridan Road, Beach Park, for a report of an attempt armed robbery.  

Sheriff’s De...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: October 9, 2018

Jail Visitor Entrance Relocated

Due to the ongoing renovations at the Lake County Jail, the public entrance is being moved to the lobby of the Community Based Corrections Center (CBCC), 15 South Martin Luther King Jr. Ave, Waukegan.  The previous entrance at 20 South County Str...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: September 21, 2018

Inmates on Modified Lockdown During Jail Elevator Renovation

In an effort to be transparent and inform the public about operational changes in the Jail, Lake County announces that the Jail is on a “Modified Lockdown” for the next several months until the completion of the Jail Elevator Moderniza...

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Sheriff's Office News