Alleged Kidnapper Identified by Lake County Sheriff’s Office Using Flock Camera Technology: Acted Out in North Chicago, Apprehended at Home in Waukegan

Jonatan Luna-Carrasco, charged with kidnapping (SOURCE: Lake County Sheriff's Office)
Jonatan Luna-Carrasco, charged with kidnapping (SOURCE: Lake County Sheriff’s Office).

Lake County Sheriff’s Detectives solved a kidnapping case that occurred in February 2024, and the offender was arrested over the weekend.

On February 25, 2024, at approximately 2:10 a.m., Lake County Sheriff’s 911 Dispatchers received a 911 call from a witness who reported her friend was just kidnapped by an unknown male. Sheriff’s dispatchers obtained valuable information and provided it to responding deputies.

Lake County Sheriff’s deputies arrived and learned the witness and the victim, a 22-year-old woman from Whitewater, Wisconsin, just left a nightclub in Waukegan. As they were driving home, a man, later identified as Jonatan Luna-Carrasco, 28, of the 1100 block of Adams Street, North Chicago, pulled alongside of them as they traveled on Route 41 in the area of Hanssen Road, Wadsworth. Luna-Carrasco told them they had a flat tire, so the witness and victim pulled over.

Luna-Carrasco told the two he would assist in changing the flat tire and encouraged the victim to stay warm inside his car. After the victim entered Luna-Carrasco’s vehicle, he fled with her against her will. The victim was able to jump out of the car in the 3500 block of Highland Avenue, Gurnee, and run to a home to ask for help. Gurnee Police Department responded and aided the victim until sheriff’s deputies arrived.

Sheriff’s detectives believe Luna-Carrasco was attempting to take the victim to an unknown location. It is not clear what his intentions were once he arrived there with the victim, however, the victim indicated Luna-Carrasco made sexually suggestive comments after kidnapping her.

Sheriff’s deputies learned Luna-Carrasco was driving a gray Dodge Durango. Sheriff’s telecommunicators and sheriff’s deputies at the scene utilized Flock Camera technology and located a vehicle that matched the description. Sheriff’s detectives furthered the investigation and identified Luna-Carrasco as a suspect. Further investigation revealed that he was responsible for the kidnapping of the victim.

On March 22, 2024, sheriff’s detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Luna-Carrasco for kidnapping. He was arrested on March 30, 2024, in Waukegan. Luna-Carrasco remains held in the Lake County Jail pending a detention hearing this afternoon.

Sheriff’s detectives believe this was not Luna-Carrasco’s first time committing this offense. Anyone who has been victimized by Luna-Carrasco or has additional information, should contact the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division at 847-377-4000.

All defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

Sheriff John D. Idleburg said, “This is another example of excellent police work by everyone involved, from our sheriff’s telecommunicators to our deputies who responded, to our detectives who put in an extensive amount of investigative work. Additionally, we were able to leverage Flock camera technology to help us further our investigation, which played a large role in identifying the offender in this case.



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