On May 17, 2018, at approx 10:05PM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a residence in Lake Villa Township, for a burglary in progress. The 911 caller stated he saw a man breaking into his camper, which was parked on the side of his residence. Read on...
On Saturday, May 12, 2018, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office had the privilege of escorting Mr. Matt Stanford, Ms. Kassie Bout, and Mr. Jacob Hernandez to their Senior Prom. Read on...
Sheriff Mark Curran announced the Lake County Sheriff’s Office is conducting Memorial Day traffic safety patrols beginning Friday, May 18 through Tuesday, May 29, 2018. Funding for this traffic safety campaign Read on...
The Lake County Sheriff’s Merit Commission is excited to announce the formation of an entry-level certified eligibility list for the position of deputy sheriff. Applications for entry-level deputy sheriff are being accepted through May 31, 2018. Read on...
Memorial Day Traffic Safety Patrols
Sheriff Mark Curran announced the Lake County Sheriff’s Office is conducting Memorial Day traffic safety patrols beginning Friday, May 18 through Tuesday, May 29, 2018. Funding for this traffic safety campaign is made possible through a grant provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the National Highway Administration, and is administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation.
Sheriff Mark Curran stated, “The Memorial Day holiday kicks off the summer travel season. Our goal is to make sure the summer travel season is safe for motorists and their passengers. Drunk drivers will be arrested, and we are reminding motorists and passengers to buckle up.”
Chief Petrillo further stated, “Click-It or Ticket isn’t about citations, it’s about safety. According to IDOT, Illinois has a 93.8% observed seat belt usage rate, but a disproportionate number of fatalities involve unbelted motorists and passengers. Of the 1,093 traffic deaths in 2017, where restraint use was known, 54% of those killed were not wearing seat belts. We are stepping up enforcement to prevent crash fatalities. Motorists are encouraged to buckle up and require the same for their passengers.”
Motorists can expect to see increased patrols and enforcement zones across Lake County as part of the DUI patrols.