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THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE

The Sheriff’s Office is committed to serving and protecting all of Lake County through a department of law enforcement professionals.

LATEST NEWS & HIGHLIGHTS

Lake Villa Woman Arrested for Identity Theft From Charitable Organization

Lake County Sheriff’s Detectives arrested Karrol L. Williams (45) of the 37000 block of N Columbus Dr. Lake Villa on Friday 01-23-15 and charged her with two counts of IDENTITY THEFT (Class 1 & Class 3 Felonies), Theft (Class 2 Felony) and Unlawful Use of a Credit Card (Class 3 Felony).

williams2.jpgWilliams was employed as the Financial Coordinator for the Community Youth Network, or CYN, which is a not-for-profit organization based in Grayslake. CYN provides counseling and specialized services to Lake County children and adolescents.

Investigation showed that from mid-2012 until late 2014 Williams used CYN credit cards for purchases that were later found to be personal in nature and not related to the CYN organization.

The investigation showed that Williams made personal purchases in the amount of $36,470.00 and then moved funds from other CYN accounts to the credit card accounts in an effort to conceal her theft.

Williams was remanded to the Lake County Jail on $10,000.00 bond. Her next court date is scheduled for February 11th at 9:00 am in courtroom C-120.

Gages Lake Man Charged with Reproducing Child Pornography

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office Cybercrimes Unit, with assistance from the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office Cybercrimes Unit, conducted a child pornography investigation which resulted in the following arrest.

On January 22, 2015 a search warrant was executed at a residence in the 18000 block of W. Grand Dr. in Gages Lake. As a result of the investigation, Jason G. Rygiel (29) was arrested at this residence.  Evidence was seized from the residence which included multiple electronic devices capable of storing electronic media. 

A forensic examination of the media devices revealed approximately one thousand images and videos identifiedJason Rygiel.jpg

as child pornography.  It was also determined during the investigation that Rygiel reproduced several videos containing child pornography. 

Rygiel was charged with five counts of Reproducing Child Pornography, each a Class X Felony.

Based on the extensive amount of child pornography located on the electronic media, further investigation will be conducted to determine if additional charges will be sought on the devices seized.

Rygiel is being held in the Lake County Jail on a $100,000.00 bond with his next court date scheduled for January 30th at 9:00 am in courtroom C-120 

Bastean is being held in the Lake County Jail on $100,000.00 bond.  He is scheduled to return to court on January 23rd.

Round Lake Man Charged with Indecent Solicitation of a Child

On January 19, 2015 a Round Lake man was arrested by Lake County Sheriff’s Detectives for Indecent Solicitation of a Child and Driving with a Revoked Driver’s License.

Bastean2.jpgSteven M. Bastean (29), of the 1200 block of Canopy Drive in Round Lake, contacted who he thought was a 14 year old boy on a mobile social networking application.  The “14 year old boy”, was actually a Detective with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Cybercrimes Unit.  Bastean requested to meet with boy, who he believed was 14 years old, at approximately noon to engage in sexual acts.  Bastean was instead met by Lake County Sheriff’s Office Detectives.

Bastean was charged with Indecent Solicitation of a Child (Class 3 Felony) and Driving while License Revoked (Class 4 Felony).

Bastean is being held in the Lake County Jail on $100,000.00 bond.  He is scheduled to return to court on January 23rd.

Antioch Man Arrested for Residential Burglary

An on-going investigation into a series of residential burglaries in unincorporated Antioch Township resulted in the arrest of Michael S. Roman (29) of the 4200 block of N. Lake Dr. in Antioch for residential burglary.Roman.JPG

Detectives from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office and the Antioch Police Department shared information that led to Roman’s arrest at 4:00 pm Monday January 19th 2015. Roman had on his person items that linked him to a residential burglary that had just taken place at 38000 N. 3rd Ave Spring Grove (unincorporated Fox Lake).

Roman was charged with Residential Burglary (Class 1 Felony) and two counts of Felony Theft. Roman is being held in the Lake County Jail on $50,000.00 bond. Roman’s next court date is scheduled for February 23rd.

Lake Villa Man Arrested for Attempted Burglary

Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a silent alarm at the Family Pantry located at 21190 Commercial Drive in Mundelein on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 2:30 a.m.

Trauthwein.JPGLake County Sheriff’s Deputies found Glenn E Trauthwein (33) of Lake Villa hiding in the bushes at the rear of the business. Further inspection of the building revealed that the wires to the alarm system had been cut and the rear door to the building had sustained extensive damage in what appeared to be an attempted forced entry.

In the immediate area of the door deputies located a police scanner, pry bars, drills and lock picking tools. Deputies also found industrial magnets believed to be used for defeating magnetic door locks in Trauthwein’s vehicle.

Trauthwein was charged with Attempted Burglary (Class 3 Felony), Criminal Damage to Property (Class 4 Felony) and Possession of Burglary Tools (Class 4 Felony).

Trauthwein is being held in the Lake County Jail on $25,000.00 bond. His next court date scheduled for January 23rd in C-120.

Attempted Murder Charges in Deer park Knife Attack

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Century Theater at 21600 W. Field Parkway in Deer Park at 8:45 pm for a reported stabbing.

Upon arrival Deputies found the victim, Katherine M. King (24) of Vernon Hills suffering from numerous stab dion daniel.jpg

wounds.  She was transported to Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights where she was treated for at least 20 stab wounds, lacerations to her face and neck as well as both lungs being punctured. King is currently in ICU in critical condition.

The offender, Daniel J. Dion (18) of Des Plaines, was located a short time later and was treated for cuts to his hands at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital. Dion was later transported to the LCSO Criminal Investigations Division where he was interviewed and confessed to attacking King while inside her vehicle in the parking lot of the theater.

Preliminary investigation indicated that Dion met with King under the ruse that they would be going to a movie together. Dion then attacked King inside her vehicle while in the parking lot of the Century Theater. King was able to escape and run into the lobby of the theater for help.

Dion told LCSO Detectives that he wokeup in the morning with the intent to kill King because she annoyed him.

Daniel J. Dion was charged with Attempted Murder, Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon, Aggravated Battery Great Bodily Harm and Aggravated Battery on a Public Way.

Daniel J. Dion is being held in the Lake County Jail with NO BOND. Dion’s next court date is scheduled for February 2nd at 1:30 pm in courtroom C-202.



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Sheriff Mark C. Curran Jr.
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