Jacob Firestone, charged with two felony counts of Obstructing Justice (SOURCE: Lake County Major Crime Task Force)
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Second Male Connected to Death Investigation at Lake Michigan Shoreline Charged with a Crime — Obstruction of Justice

A second male suspect, who is connected to a death investigation of victim Matthew Ascaridis, has been charged with a crime. Matthew Ascaridis, age 45, of Highland Park, died in a violent struggle near the […]

Nicholas M. Caban, involved in a violent confrontation, accused of possessing a defaced firearm not used at violent confrontation at Lake Michigan shoreline (SOURCE: Lake County Sheriff's Office/Imagery ©2022 Maxar Technologies, U.S. Geological Survey, Map data ©2022 Google).
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Police: Highland Park Resident in Lake Michigan Beach Fatal Fight Possessed Defaced Firearm Not Used in Fight

The Lake County Major Crime Task Force Investigators and Lake County Forest Preserve Police on Saturday, September 17, 2022, conducted a search warrant at the residence of Nicholas M. Caban, age 20, of the 3400 […]

Lake County Forest Preserve Police at the scene where a body was found near the Lake Michigan shoreline near the Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve (PHOTO CREDIT: Max Weingardt).
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Man Killed in Fight After Complaining About Noise on Lake Michigan Beach Near Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office on Sunday, September 18, 2022 provided additional information regarding the investigation of a body found near the Lake Michigan shoreline about 5:10 a.m. Saturday, September 17, 2022. CARDINAL UPDATE … […]

Gun, money bill counter, and scale (SOURCE: Lake County Sheriff's Office)
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Four Defendants Charged With Federal Drug or Firearm Violations in Probe of Street Gang Activity in Lake County

CHICAGO — A joint federal and local criminal investigation in the far north suburbs of Chicago has resulted in federal drug or firearm charges against four individuals. Lake County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Group (SIG) […]

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Lake County Sheriff’s SIG, ATF Successfully Dismantle Lake County Street Gang Operation, 10 Charged

Lake County Sheriff John D. Idleburg announced on Thursday, August 4, 2021, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Group (SIG), a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) funded task force, in conjunction with the […]