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Lake County Sheriff's Office

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  • Unusually dangerous avalanche season in Colorado; 2 more deaths

    Unusually dangerous avalanche season in Colorado; 2 more deaths
    Two more skiers have been killed by a large avalanche, this one in Colorado, bringing to 15 the number of fatalities nationwide this season. The bodies of Justin Lentz, 32, and Jarrad law, 34, both of Portage, Wis., were recovered Sunday afternoon...
  • Highland Park residents charged in prostitution case

    Highland Park residents charged in prostitution case
    Two Highland Park residents have been charged with prostitution and pimping. Jose Lome-Rodriguez, 25, and Berta Perez-Molina, 43, both of the 300 block of Temple Avenue in Highland Park, were arrested July 19 after an undercover Lake County Sheriff's...
  • Sheriff: Girl held captive in box, sexually assaulted repeatedly

    Authorities revealed new details about a marijuana farm where a 15-year-old girl was allegedly held captive in a metal box. The Lake County Sheriff's Department said in a statement released this weekend that the girl was sexually assaulted repeatedly...
  • Men accused of keeping girl in metal box due in court this week

    Men accused of keeping girl in metal box due in court this week
    Two men who prosecutors say kidnapped a 15-year-old girl and kept her in metal box on a rural Northern California property are due in federal court this week. Ryan Alan Balletto, 30, and Patrick Steven Pearmain, 25, face numerous charges and are...
  • Girl locked in box for three days was fed only water and crackers

    A 15-year-old girl who was kidnapped and locked in a metal box on a property in rural Northern California was fed only crackers and water, authorities said. The girl, who was reported missing April 2 from a San Fernando Valley home, was on the 681-...
  • Pair accused of keeping girl in metal box due in court Friday

    Pair accused of keeping girl in metal box due in court Friday
    Two men accused of cultivating marijuana and sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl they allegedly kept in a metal box were assigned defense attorneys this week and are due back in court Friday. Ryan Alan Balletto, 30, and Patrick Steven Pearmain, 25,...
  • Search Continues For Escaped Inmates

    Search Continues For Escaped Inmates
    Two Lake County jail inmates who walked away from a re-entry program Saturday were spotted in Montcalm County Sunday but remained on the loose. The Newaygo County Sheriff's Department on Saturday night advised White Cloud residents to stay inside and...
  • Oops! Wrong phone number sent Florida abuse victims to sex chat line

    Ahhh, Florida, the state where public service hotlines are hotter than the weather. The Lake County Sheriff's Office found out a number they had been printing on their domestic abuse and sexual assault brochure was a number for a sex chat line,...
  • Man sentenced to over 4 years in prison for hiding meth in Meow Mix

    Man sentenced to over 4 years in prison for hiding meth in Meow Mix
    Just call it some Meow Mix Meth. Robert L. Morris, 50, of Eustis was sentenced to more than four years in federal prison for a shipment of meth hidden in a Meow Mix bag,reports the Orlando Sentinel. The president-elect of the Realtors Association of...
  • Community rallies to repaint vandalized Mount Dora synagogue

    Community rallies to repaint vandalized Mount Dora synagogue
    MOUNT DORA — Residents stepped in to help Saturday after vandals spray-painted hateful words and symbols on all sides of a neighborhood synagogue. Because members of the Traditional Congregation of Mount Dora were honoring the Sabbath and could not...
  • Scrub-jay survey at preserve east of Eustis too little, too late

    Scrub-jay survey at preserve east of Eustis too little, too late
    Strap yourself in, dear reader. Tidbits of additional information about recent column topics have been trickling this way, and it's time to catch up on them. First, a recent column criticized Lake County for spending about $8,000 to pave a parking lot...