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Lake County Sheriff's Office

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Top Lake County Sheriff's Office Articles

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  • Officials: Woman found dead near station was hit by train

    Officials: Woman found dead near station was hit by train
    A Buffalo Grove woman found lying on train tracks in northwest suburban Buffalo Grove was struck by a train, authorities said. About 8 a.m. personnel from the Lake County Sheriff's Office responded to a body lying on the train tracks south of...
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • 1 dead, 4 sent to hospitals following 3 separate Metra incidents

    1 dead, 4 sent to hospitals following 3 separate Metra incidents
    A man struck by a Metra train Friday night in Glen Ellyn died from his injuries, authorities announced Saturday. The man, identified by police as Daniel J. Carrillo, 25, most recently of Tucson, Ariz., was among five people injured Friday in three...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...