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Lake County Sheriff's Office

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Top Lake County Sheriff's Office Articles

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  • Report: Men caught with 260 illegal baby alligators

    Two Sumter County men, Robert "Bo" Martin Duval Christopher Cork Scroggins, were greeted by wildlife officials early Thursday morning as they came ashore in their airboat on Lake Apopka with a couple of sacks full of recently hatched alligators, according...
  • Did state senator wield clout in marital tiff?

    Did state senator wield clout in marital tiff?
    Recordings of 911 calls are raising the question of whether state Sen. Suzi Schmidt sought to use her political clout to influence Lake County authorities during several domestic disturbances with her husband. After quarreling with her husband and...
  • Deputies: Man beaten with bat in spat over ethnicity

    People, I just want to say, you know, can we all get along? — Rodney King, May 1, 1992, after the acquittal of Los Angeles police in his beating trial sparked widespread rioting. Sometimes it looks as though we still have a ways to go. It was...
  • Name of Lake deputy killed in 1919 to be added to fallen-officer memorial

    Name of Lake deputy killed in 1919 to be added to fallen-officer memorial
    Officially add another fallen officer to the memorial honoring those killed in the line of duty. The Lake County Sheriff's Office will be engraving the name of Chief Deputy B.C. Wilcox on the granite memorial in Tavares. Wilcox's death came on July 4,...
  • 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...
  • Man dies after jumping into north suburban lake

    Man dies after jumping into north suburban lake
    A 25-year-old Elgin man was found dead in 25 feet of water after diving into a lake near Antioch Saturday night, police said. The man was dead on the scene at Lake Marie near the far north suburb, said Lake County Sheriff's Department spokesman Chris...
  • 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...
  • Woman dolls up for weekends in jail

    Woman dolls up for weekends in jail
    Like many young women preparing for the weekend, hairdresser Kaylin Ransom has her nails done and picks out her nicest clothes. But then she drives more than an hour for a weekly appointment she can't miss: having her mug shot taken at the county jail....
  • 19 dogs found living in squalor

    19 dogs found living in squalor
    It was a tragic scene in northwest Indiana as dozens of dogs were found living in squalor. The Lake County Sheriff's Department raided a home Saturday only to find 19 dogs living in feces more than a foot deep. Deputies also found 15 other dead animals...
  • Family: Arlington Park jockey found dead in garage fire

    Family: Arlington Park jockey found dead in garage fire
    Longtime Arlington Park horse jockey Eusebio "Eddie" Razo Jr. was found dead in a garage fire in Long Grove, according to his family. Lake County authorities said the body was burned beyond recognition and declined to confirm the victim's identity...
  • Weather service, beaches team up to curb rip current drownings

    SYRACUSE, Ind. -- Forecasters say they've gotten pretty good at predicting when rip currents will cause dangerous swimming conditions in Lake Michigan and getting that message out to the public. "The hard part is the human side of the equation, answering...