Palatine Criminal Sexual Assault Fugitive Arrested by Lake County Sheriff and US Marshals

Ryan P. Vela Criminal Sexual Assault suspect

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office and US Marshals Service Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force (USMS-GLRFTF) on Saturday, February 23, 2018, arrested Ryan P. Vela, 33, of the block of 1700 East Shannon Lane in Palatine, Illinois. Vela was wanted on a warrant issued on February 13, 2018 for Criminal Sexual Assault after an investigation initiated by Vernon Hills Police Department.

On February 20, 2018, an investigation was opened into the fugitive apprehension of Vela. USMS-GLRFTF Task Force Officers began conducting surveillance at several locations.

On February 23,2018, USMS-GLRFTF Task Force Officers conducted surveillance at the above residence and observed Vela arrive, exit a vehicle and enter the residence. After numerous attempts to gain the cooperation of the residents inside failed, Task Force Officers breached the front door and immediately identified voices coming from the top of the stairs on the second floor. Commands were given and two subjects came downstairs, identified as Vela and another resident.

Vela was arrested and transported to the Lake County Jail. His bond is $100,000.00. Vela is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 10:30 am.

Ryan P. Vela Criminal Sexual Assault suspectRyan P. Vela Criminal Sexual Assault suspect.

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Shannon Lane located in Hidden Creek neighborhood northwest of the Route 53 – Dundee Road interchange and just east of Baldwin Road in Palatine.

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