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Lake County Sheriff's Office

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  • Police log: Calls include stolen golf cart, stalking, vandalism,

    Following are some of the incidents recently reported to area police agencies and the Lake County Sheriff's Office. This information was compiled from public records maintained by those agencies. The Police Log is published Thursdays in the Lake section....
  • 'Great Gatsby' theme event will help raise money for mammograms

    The 10th annual Pink Tea, which will help raise money for free mammograms, is at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mount Dora First Baptist Church, 1000 E. First Ave. Proceeds will go into a fund for women in Lake County who can't afford mammograms. There will be...
  • Mount Dora assigns 1st school-resource cop

    Mount Dora assigns 1st school-resource cop
    Mount Dora police are assigning a school-resource officer to Mount Dora High, the first time any local police department other than the Lake County Sheriff's Office has placed an officer in a school. Officer Frank Smith, a 21-year military veteran, will...
  • Meth suspects busted in stinky Altoona house

    Meth suspects busted in stinky Altoona house
    Two meth suspects were busted in rural Lake County late Sunday after deputies heard about a possible drug lab in a community just south of the Ocala National Forest. Rhonda Kerr, 50, and Michael Sauls. 51, were later charged with trafficking in...
  • Wear your cowboy boots, diamonds to Cattle Barons' Ball

    Wear your cowboy boots, diamonds to Cattle Barons' Ball
    Break out your fancy cowboy boots and jeans and polish up your diamonds for the Lake Sumter Unit of the American Cancer Society's 12th annual Cattle Barons' Ball set for Sept. 27 at Grand Oaks Resort, 3000 Marion County Road in Weirsdale. This year the...
  • Lake County Sheriff searching for man who attacked teenage girl in Clermont

    Lake County Sheriff searching for man who attacked teenage girl in Clermont
    The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding the man that deputies say attacked a 14-year-old Clermont girl while she was sleeping on her couch. The teen reported the incident to the sheriff’s office on...
  • Man wanted in Bethlehem shooting surrenders in Ohio, police say

    Man wanted in Bethlehem shooting surrenders in Ohio, police say
    Bethlehem police said a man charged with shooting another man in the back last week outside a South Side bar has been arrested in Ohio. Manuel Collazo, 30, surrendered to authorities in Ohio on Monday morning and remains in custody of the Lake County...
  • Lake County Police Log: Calls include stolen backpack, hit and run, assault

    Following are some of the incidents recently reported to area police agencies and the Lake County Sheriff's Office. This information was compiled from public records maintained by those agencies. The Police Log is published Thursdays in the Lake section....
  • Officials search for victims of Wisconsin man charged with sexual exploitation

    Officials search for victims of Wisconsin man charged with sexual exploitation
    Officials are seeking possible underage victims of a Wisconsin man charged with sexual exploitation of a child. The Lake County sheriff's office began an investigation in 2013 of online child exploitation and  discovered that Jason E. Wiese, 28, had...
  • Lake County Police Log: Calls include stolen ignition switch, Internet crimes against children

    Lake County Police Log: Calls include stolen ignition switch, Internet crimes against children
    Following are some of the incidents recently reported to area police agencies and the Lake County Sheriff's Office. This information was compiled from public records maintained by those agencies. The Police Log is published Thursdays in the Lake section....
  • Police log: Calls include stalking, grand larceny, scheming to defraud

    Police log: Calls include stalking, grand larceny, scheming to defraud
    Following are some of the incidents recently reported to area police agencies and the Lake County Sheriff's Office. This information was compiled from public records maintained by those agencies. The Police Log is published Thursdays in the Lake section....
  • Lake County opens new animal control facility

    Lake County opens new animal control facility
    When the new 10,732-square-foot Lake County Animal Control Facility opens July 25 near Libertyville, animals will have more space, including an outdoor area for dogs to exercise. "We will have a much safer environment for both the employees and the...