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Lake County Sheriff's Office

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Top Lake County Sheriff's Office Articles

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  • 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...
  • FloriDUH: Cops arrest couple living in filthy car with three children

    Justin Hamilton, 31, of Paisley and 26-year-old Kristen Harris of Eustis were jailed after cops found them living in a filthy car with three children, one of whom was suffering from second degree sunburns, Mount Dora police said, reports the Orlando...
  • Cops follow dirt tracks to find stolen bicycles

    This guy makes a cop's job easy. A Eustis business reported about $3,800 in merchandise stolen, including bicycles, reports the Orlando Sentinel. But the thieves left a big clue. Eustis detectives merely had to follow a dirt path with bicycle...
  • 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,...
  • Man shipped meth in Meow Mix, deputies say

    Drug Trafficker Rule #101: Stay under the radar and never mail your drugs in something as readily available as, say, Meow Mix. Yes, authorities frown upon Meow Mix Meth. Lake County Sheriff's deputies say Robert Lord Morris, 48, of Eustis, was...
  • Lake County's dark woods hide scourge of meth

    Lake County's dark woods hide scourge of meth
    They are some of the tiniest towns in rural Lake County, yet outposts such as Paisley, Lake Mack and Altoona — towns that rim the Ocala National Forest — are ground zero for a deepening problem. Slowly but surely, Lake County has become...
  • Ditch raises for highest paid school employees

    What is it going to take for elected officials in this county to connect with the real world and pay attention to demands from those who live here? Must they go on a sit-down hunger strike in front of Barnhill's Buffet? Chain themselves together along U....
  • U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk Crusades To Crackdown On Strong Pot

    (WGN-AM)- U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk will call for legislation Monday that would toughen drug trafficking laws regarding a highly-potent form of marijuana, with penalties of up to 25 years in prison for a 1st-time offense. The law would target offenders who...