August 2015 News Flash
 
  

                                 
 
 
 
 
 
Only 94% of Illinois Drivers and Front Seat Passengers are wearing their seat belts. 
 
       

 
  Avoid the worst. Put safety first.

         
 
   
 
 
Crime Stoppers Took Time To Honor Fallen Officers

In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15th as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15th falls, as National Police Week. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others. On Friday May 8th, representatives of the Lake County Crime Stoppers attended the ceremony held at the Lincoln Memorial Plaza in Waukegan, Illinois. Crime Stoppers would like to thank the men and women behind the badge in Lake County and throughout our great nation for their dedication to keeping us safe.

 
        
 
 
   
 
 
 
  
 

                      Special Announcement                                                                                   

NEW COMMUNITY POLICING AWARENESS

BILLBOARD UNVEILED

  

Lake County Crime Stoppers, the Lake County Metropolitan Enforcement Group (LCMEG), and Clear Channel Outdoor have teamed up again creating a New Community Policing Awareness Billboard with a focus this year on Drugs (Heroin),Gangs, Guns, Human Trafficking, Teenage Prostitution, Crimes Against Children, Violent Crimes, Sex Offenders and Wanted Fugitives.  This is the twelfth in a series of Billboards to promote public awareness.  The location of this year’s billboard is on the Northeast Corner of Washington and West Streets, Waukegan, Illinois.  This ties-in with our other Community Policing and Crime Prevention Awareness programs which are presented by Law Enforcement Agencies in Lake County, Illinois. On our streets today, approximately Six out of Ten children are solicited for illegal drugs (especially heroin), in and around the Lake County, Illinois area. It should also be known that many young females are solicited to get into the prostitution arena doing sexual favors for money. 

 

This is a call out to Parents, Educators and Concerned Citizens whereas to BE AWARE, PROTECT OUR CHILDREN, GET INVOLVED, AND REMAIN ANONYMOUS.

 

If you have information regarding these types of crimes or any other felony crimes or unwanted fugitives, contact Lake County Crime Stoppers at 847-662-2222847-662-2222Cash rewards up to $1,000.00 are paid for information that leads to an arrest; and, remember we want your information, NOT YOUR NAME.  See Something, Hear Something, Say Something; and, remember Crime Doesn’t Pay, But Crime Stoppers does. 

 

The program is a collaboration of Lake County Crime Stoppers, the Lake County Metropolitan Enforcement Group (LCMEG), and the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.

 

Roycealee J. Woods, Regional Superintendent of Lake County Schools assists in the distribution of various Gun Stopper and Drug Safety School Posters, along with other information to schools.  She reviews the information for its merit and noteworthiness for the schools before distribution to the schools of Lake County, Illinois.

 

                   Our thanks goes out to everyone involved in this ongoing Community Policing and Crime
                   Prevention Awareness program
 
 
 
     
 
DID YOU KNOW 
 
                           
LAKE COUNTY CRIME STOPPERS
                          
HAS BEEN SERVING  LAKE COUNTY, ILLINOIS FOR OVER 32 YEARS 
 
 
"1983 TO 2015"
 
 
           
                              
Crime of the Week
(August 24, 2015)
 
WANTED FUGITIVE 


Lake County Crime Stoppers and the Lake County Sheriff's Office / Warrants Division are seeking your help in the whereabouts of a Deante D. Liddell a Wanted Fugitive..
 
Deante D. Liddell, Male Black, DOB: 10-04-1991, Height: 5' - 08", Weight: 170 Pounds, Black Hair and Brown Eyes is wanted on a Warrant in Lake County, Illinois.  The Outstanding Warrant is for Forgery, and Issued Documents..
 
Lake County Crime Stoppers and the Waukegan Police Department would
like to remind everyone to call when suspicious activity or a suspicious person
is observed, and do not try to confront suspicious subjects yourself. 
 
If you have any information about this crime or any other felony crime or felony fugitive, contact Crime Stoppers at 847-662-2222847-662-2222. 

If your information leads to an arrest you could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.00 dollars.
 
See Something, Hear Something, Say Something, and remember  "Crime Doesn't Pay; But Crime Stoppers Does" 
 
Crime Stoppers wants your information - NOT Your Name 

Also, abuse of the elderly is a crime, so let's not forget to report this type of crime as well. .

For other information etc., check our Lake County Crime Stoppers Web Site:
 
 
 
                          Crime of the Week 
(August 17, 2015)
 
WANTED FUGITIVE 
 
Lake County Crime Stoppers and the Lake County Sheriff's Office / Warrants
Division are seeking your help in learning the whereabouts of a Jaimie L. McKinley a Wanted Fugitive.
 
Jaimie L. McKinley, Female Black, DOB: 12-05-1995, Height: 5' - 01, Weight: 143 Pounds, Brown Hair and Brown Eyes is wanted on a Warrant in Lake County, Illinois. The Outstanding Warrant is for Forgery.
 
Lake County Crime Stoppers and the Lake County Sheriff's Office would like 
to remind everyone to call when suspicious activity or a suspicious person is 
observed and do not try to confront the suspicious subject yourself.
 
If you have any information about this crime or any other felony crime or felony fugitive, contact Crime Stoppers at 847-662-2222847-662-2222.  
 
Also, abuse of the elderly is a crime, so let's not forget to report this type of crime as well.
 
If your information leads to an arrest you could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.00 dollars. 
 
See Something, Hear Something, Say Something; and remember Crime Doesn't Pay; But Crime Stoppers Does"
 
Crime Stoppers wants your information - NOT YOUR NAME
 
For other information etc., check out Lake County Crime Stoppers Web Site:
 
www.lakecountycrimestoppers.com  
 
   
 
  
 
 
 Special Announcement 
 (June 11, 2015)
 
Illegal Guns

 
Lake County Gun Stoppers will pay a $100.00 Cash Reward for any information leading to the recovery of an illegal gun that someone is carrying in a public place.
 
This community program is brought to you by Crime Stoppers to help ensure safety in places like Schools, Playgrounds and or Buses.  So if you have any information regarding a person who could be illegally carrying a firearm in a public place, please call Crime Stoppers at 847-662-2222847-662-2222, before it's to late.
 
Lake County Crime Stoppers, the Lake County Sheriff's Office and all other Lake County Law Enforcement Agencies are seeking your help in this very important matter.
 
Lake County Crime Stoppers, the Lake County Sheriff's Office and all other Lake County Law Enforcement would also like to remind everyone to call when suspicious activity or a suspicious person is observed, and do not try to confront suspicious subjects yourself.

See Something, Hear Something, Say Something; and, remember "Crime Doesn't Pay; But Crime Stoppers Does"

Crime Stoppers wants your information - NOT Your Name.
 
For other information etc., check out Lake County Crime Stoppers Web Site: www.lakecountycrimestoppers.com   
    
 
 


$1,000.00 REWARD    
Lake County Crime Stoppers and the Lake County Sheriff's Office / Criminal Investigation Division are still seeking your assistance in a Cold Case regarding the homicide investigation of Harry Dahms.
The Lake County Sheriff's Office / CID is investigating the homicide of Harry Dahms of unincorportated Newport Township from June 1, 2012.




Harry Dahms -- 68 years old                                 Vehicle Belonging To Mr. Dahms


Mr. Dahms was last seen at his residence on May 31, 2012. He was last seen 
wearing a black long sleeve shirt, khaki cargo shorts and tan work boots. 

Mr. Dalms was known to frequent the TA Truck Stop and Toor's Truck Stop on I-94
at Russell Road BP Gas Station at 8011 Sheridan Road in Kenosha, Wisconsin,
the Bristol Route 45 Diner in Bristol, Wisconsin and the Restaurant 45 North in 
unincorporated Antioch Township. 

Anyone who may have seen Mr. Dahms (or his vehicle) on or after May 31, 2012
or has any information about this crime is urged to call the Lake County Sheriff's Office at 847-377-4250847-377-4250 or the Lake County Crime Stoppers at 847-662-2222847-662-2222

See Something, Hear Something, Say Something; and, remember "Crime Doesn't Pay; But Crime Stoppers Does"
Lake County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1000.00 for
information leading to the arrest of the offender.
Crime Stoppers wants your information - NOT Your Name.
For other information etc., check out Lake County Crime Stoppers Web Site:  www.lakecountycrimestoppers.com

 
                     
                     
 
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  Tuesday, October 16, 2012|
Lake County, Illinois, news 
 
 

Anonymous tips to Crime Stoppers result in arrests

By CASSANDRA DOWELL - cdowell@shawmedia.com

Created: Monday, October 15, 2012 3:53 p.m. CDT


 

Andy Anderson, executive director of Lake County Crime Stoppers, greets Suzanne Willet, chief of the drug prosecution unit at the Lake County State's Attorneys office, during an awards ceremony in Waukegan. (Sheryl DeVore -sdevore@shawmedia.com)

Protecting anonymity while helping to prevent crime in the local community is the goal of Lake County Crime Stoppers. The chapter of the international nonprofit Crime Stoppers gives concerned residents a safe way to report illegal activity.

Since the chapter's inception in Lake County in 1983 more than 9,600 cases have been solved because of tips called into the Mundelein-based LCCS' office. In the same time period about $27.5 million dollars worth of property has been recovered and more than $900,000 has been paid out in reward money.

 Local law enforcement officials and other Lake County Crime Stoppers board members were recognized during an awards luncheon Oct. 11.

Bruce Johnson, vice chair of Lake County Crime Stoppers and retired chief of police for Round Lake Park, said Crime Stoppers' dedication to upholding anonymity of those who call in tips is vital to the organization's success.

"Perpetrators may want to enact retaliation on those who give information to police," Johnson said. "It’s so important that there is an entity so that when people want to give information but remain anonymous they can."

Crime Stoppers works directly with local law enforcement to make sure the appropriate authorities are notified of any tips called in.

When a call is received by Crime Stoppers, it is logged with the date, time, and a brief summary of the caller's information.

Laurence B. Nosbaum, assistant police coordinator with Lake County Crime Stoppers, said the Lake County chapter receives tips daily.

"We average about 100 calls a week," Nosbaum said. "With any crime in the community this gives a buffer because you don't have to give personal information. In fact, we don't even want to know your name. It makes people feel more comfortable coming forward."

A telephone is manned daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. by members of Crime Stoppers. At night and on weekends an automatic answering device is used to record any information people want to leave. If the call is a toll call, people can call Crime Stoppers collect.

Nosbaum said it's important for those who call in tips to provide as many descriptors as possible.

"We want full descriptions of people, cars – whatever you're seeing," he said.

It's important for community members to report suspicious activity rather than look the other way because it helps to "clean up your own community," Nosbaum said.

"Would you want to have a drug dealer or burglar living next store? Especially if you have young ones, [reporting suspicious or criminal activity] is taking care of your own neighborhood."

Eugene Childers, LCCS Chairman of said it takes every member of a community to promote safety – not just law enforcement.

"We want to make all our communities safe – and that can't be done by law enforcement alone," Childers said. "We need the help of all our communities. You'd be surprised what the average citizen knows."

If a caller's information results in the arrest and indictment of an offender or the apprehension of a fugitive, contact will be made with the caller and arrangements made so that the person can receive his or her reward in cash and preserve anonymity.

Barb Pretzman, treasurer with LCCS, said funds for rewards come from police departments, the courts, attorneys and private donors.

Johnson said tips can relate to a variety of crimes, such as theft, homicide, drug offenses, gun violations and others. Some tips have even helped to close cases in other states, he said.

Suzanne Willett, chief of drug prosecution unit for the Lake County State's Attorneys Office, said her office has prosecuted cases that began by someone calling in an anonymous tip.

For example, someone may be smelling cannibis from their neighbor's house and see lots of people going in and out – they call the anonymous Crime Stoppers line, and then Crime Stoppers lets local police departments know about it, Willett said.

"They collect evidence and then we charge [the offender]," she said. "We are such a large county. We need people to stand up and work together. Like they say, 'it takes a village.'"

To report a crime or to learn more about Lake County Crime Stoppers, call 847-662-2222847-662-2222 or visit www.lakecountycrimestoppers.com.


              
 

 
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Crime Stoppers wants your information - NOT Your Name.
 
 
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County program takes 243 guns off streets

Buy Back program reduces crime, and accidental shootings 

December 16, 2008
Besides the usual assortment of old shotguns and hunting rifles collected on Saturday, there were some more villainous weapons that had been adapted for the street: two sawed off shotguns with sawed-off stocks and a sawed-off rifle.
"Some people say this isn't worth the money, but if collecting one of these guns saves a life, you can't put a price on that," said Andy Anderson, executive director of Crime Stoppers, which sponsors the program along with Lake County Chiefs of Police Association, the Lake County Sheriff's Office and the Lake County Metropolitan Enforcement Group. The program helps prevent accidental shootings, suicides, homicides, and other gun-related crimes.
For each of the 243 guns turned in, a $50 gift certificate to Dominick's  store was provided. 
Each gun will be run through the Northern Illinois Crime Laboratory to see if it was used in a crime and then will be destroyed, Anderson said.
"In no way does this infringe on someone's Second Amendment rights. These guns were forfeited without legislative or executive action," said Sheriff Mark Curran.
"As you can see, many of these were not well-maintained or kept in a safe location. That creates a risk, and that's why it is money well spent," Curran said.
Sheriff's deputies were stationed at each drop-off point in the county. The majority of handguns were revolvers, which Curran said are slowly becoming extinct because of the popularity of handguns with ammunition clips. 









 

SPECIAL NOTICE
 
The 2012 Lake County Gun Buy Back Program has been postponed for the year due to lack of Funding and Manpower.  The program will be rescheduled  in the future depending on funding and manpower.  
 
 
Lake County Crime Stoppers has a new mascot and his name is Officer Tips. Officer Tips was made possible through a donation from Ernie's Wrecking and Towing Service - Vernon Hills Illinois.
 
 
  



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