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Lake County Sheriff's Office

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  • Lake sheriff's Explorers win crisis, hostage category at national competition

    TAVARES — Teens from the Lake County Sheriff's Office Explorer program recently took first place in the crisis and hostage category at the national competition in Indiana. The students were among more than 2,500 Explorers from the U.S., Puerto...
  • Police in NW Indiana shoot person after witnessing shooting

    Police in NW Indiana shoot person after witnessing shooting
    Police in a Northwest Indiana town saw gunfire between vehicles and then were fired upon by someone in one of the vehicles Thursday night. Authorities didn't release many details about the incident in Hobart, including the exact time. According to a...
  • 8 accused in theft ring that took $2.8 million in cargo, cars

    8 accused in theft ring that took $2.8 million in cargo, cars
    Eight people from Indiana have been arrested for allegedly stealing computer equipment, TVs and over-the-counter medication from freight trains in the Chicago area and northwest Indiana, officials said today. In addition to the rail thefts, the eight-...
  • 2 hurt during explosion at Long Grove home, 50 others damaged

    2 hurt during explosion at Long Grove home, 50 others damaged
    A large explosion leveled a home and damaged 50 others in a northwest suburban subdivision Friday night, prompting an emergency response from multiple jurisdictions and startling residents in neighboring communities miles away. Crews are still on the...
  • Lake County Police Log: Calls include stolen ignition switch, Internet crimes against children

    Lake County Police Log: Calls include stolen ignition switch, Internet crimes against children
    Following are some of the incidents recently reported to area police agencies and the Lake County Sheriff's Office. This information was compiled from public records maintained by those agencies. The Police Log is published Thursdays in the Lake section....
  • Lake County opens new animal control facility

    Lake County opens new animal control facility
    When the new 10,732-square-foot Lake County Animal Control Facility opens July 25 near Libertyville, animals will have more space, including an outdoor area for dogs to exercise. "We will have a much safer environment for both the employees and the...
  • Lake County lieutenant demoted, not fired as sheriff sought

    Lake County lieutenant demoted, not fired as sheriff sought
    A Lake County sheriff's lieutenant under fire for insubordination and misuse of county electronic devices will keep his job despite his boss's attempt to fire him — but will be demoted under a disciplinary ruling issued by a quasi-judicial...
  • Sorrento man arrested after spouse discovered strangled in house blaze

    Sorrento man arrested after spouse discovered strangled in house blaze
    Deputies in Lake County arrested a 47-year-old Sorrento man on a second-degree murder charge, after his wife was found strangled inside their burning home Wednesday afternoon, the Lake County Sheriff's Office said. Lake County firefighters were...
  • Police Log: Calls include battery on a pregnant woman, harassment via text messages

    Following are some of the incidents recently reported to area police agencies and the Lake County Sheriff's Office. This information was compiled from public records maintained by those agencies. The Police Log is published Thursdays in the Lake section....
  • Mount Dora assigns 1st school-resource cop

    Mount Dora assigns 1st school-resource cop
    Mount Dora police are assigning a school-resource officer to Mount Dora High, the first time any local police department other than the Lake County Sheriff's Office has placed an officer in a school. Officer Frank Smith, a 21-year military veteran, will...
  • 'Great Gatsby' theme event will help raise money for mammograms

    The 10th annual Pink Tea, which will help raise money for free mammograms, is at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mount Dora First Baptist Church, 1000 E. First Ave. Proceeds will go into a fund for women in Lake County who can't afford mammograms. There will be...