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Lake County Sheriff's Office

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Inflammatory ink: Law enforcement takes advantage of suspects' tattoos

    Inflammatory ink: Law enforcement takes advantage of suspects' tattoos
    The two photos of John Allen Ditullio are a sharp contrast: There's the man donning red jail scrubs with a large swastika on his neck, barbed wire inked down his face, and a long, scraggly goatee. Then, there's the man in the blue dress shirt with a...
  • Cops: 2-year-old taken by nun reunited with parents

    Cops: 2-year-old taken by nun reunited with parents
    Two-year-old Maria Lopez-Vazquez, who authorities say was separated from her parents for six months after a Eustis nun ran off with her, was reunited with her relieved mother and father Tuesday night amid a sea of news cameras at Orlando International...
  • Sister Mary says she was protecting 2-year-old from parents

    Sister Mary says she was protecting 2-year-old from parents
    A Lake County church leader accused of taking off with a toddler against the wishes of the child's parents defended herself Wednesday, calling the episode a "misunderstanding." "We have helped these people for two years," said Laura Maria Caballero,...
  • Chicago athlete found dead in Fla. resort lake

    Chicago athlete found dead in Fla. resort lake
    A college athlete formerly from Hyde Park Academy drowned while staying at a Florida resort with her track teammates from Central State University. Jasmine Crenshaw, 22, was last seen Saturday, swimming with teammates in a lake, her mother, Jackie...