IN CUSTODY: Search for Male Prisoner Who Escaped Custody in Unincorporated Lake Villa Near North Cermona Avenue and Siena Drive South of Sand Lake

Nicholas A. Valentino, escaped prisoner (SOURCE: Lake County Sheriff's Office)
Nicholas A. Valentino, escaped prisoner (SOURCE: Lake County Sheriff's Office).

On Friday, January 24, 2020, at approximately 1:35 p.m., after being taken into custody on two arrest warrants, Nicholas A. Valentino, 26, (no permanent address), escaped from custody.

***UPDATE: Escapee Located and Back in Custody***

Valentino was initially arrested in the block of 37400 North Cremona Avenue in unincorporated Lake Villa. Lake County Sheriff’s deputies were initially dispatched to a residence for a drug investigation. While speaking to Valentino, Lake County sheriff’s deputies learned he had two outstanding arrest warrants. He was arrested and placed in the backseat of a squad car. The deputies briefly returned to the home to collect evidence. After collecting the evidence and returning to the squad car, Valentino had escaped. He fled the area in an unknown direction, and an area wide notification was broadcast to area law enforcement agencies.

Valentino had an active Lake County arrest warrant for possession of a stolen vehicle. He also had an active DuPage County arrest warrant for unlawful drug possession.

Valentino was last seen wearing a gray T-shirt, black sweatpants, and gym shoes. He is 6’02,” 170 pounds, brown hair, brown eyes, with a short beard. Valentino had his hands in handcuffs behind his back.

Lake County Sheriff’s deputies and law enforcement partners are actively searching the area. Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies urge citizens to call 911 if Valentino is seen.

Nicholas A. Valentino, escaped prisoner (SOURCE: Lake County Sheriff's Office)
Nicholas A. Valentino, escaped prisoner (SOURCE: Lake County Sheriff’s Office).

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