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Sheriff’s Police Investigating Ruse Burglary

December 10, 2016

Cook County Sheriff’s Police are investigating a suspected ruse burglary that occurred in unincorporated Des Plaines, Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today. At approximately 4:15 p.m. on Dec. 8, a man rang the doorbell and knocked on the door of a residence in the 9600 bl... [Read More]

Cook County Sheriff Launches Discrimination Hotline

December 1, 2016

Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart today announced that his office has launched a reporting hotline for discrimination and hate crime incidents – (773) 674-HELP(4357) – for anyone who feels they are being threatened or targeted as a result of their religion, race, nation... [Read More]

Partner to Help Make Thanksgiving Special for Residents

November 23, 2016

The Office of Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart and the Housing Authority of Cook County joined together this week to provide free turkeys to Housing Authority residents, just in time for Thanksgiving. The agencies provided 500 families on Monday afternoon. The families are... [Read More]

Man Charged with Possessing Dogfighting Equipment

November 17, 2016

Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today that a Harvey man has been charged with possessing dogfighting equipment following a Sheriff’s Police investigation. Earlier this year, Cook County Sheriff’s Police investigators received information that 59-year-old Tyr... [Read More]

Sheriff Dart Calls to End Unjust Bail System

November 15, 2016

Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart called today for an end to a dangerous and unjust bail system that allows violent people to pay their way to freedom while locking up the indigent and mentally ill simply because they don’t have cash. “With violent crime skyrocketing, t... [Read More]

Sheriff Dart Seeks Public Help in Locating Missing Teen

November 2, 2016

Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart is asking for the public’s help in locating a 16-year-old girl from unincorporated Des Plaines. Guadalupe Sanchez was reported missing on Nov. 1. Guadalupe is approximately 5’6” tall and weighs approximately 140 pounds. She has should... [Read More]

Update on Division 9 Altercations

October 28, 2016

Update: Friday, October 28, 2016 – The altercations resulted in injuries to both staff and detainees. Two correctional deputies transported to the hospital on Tuesday night for treatment of non-life threatening injuries have since been released from the hospital.A thi... [Read More]

Elgin Man Wanted in Criminal Sexual Assault Case Charged

October 22, 2016

A 40-year-old Elgin man wanted in connection with a sexual assault has been arrested and charged, Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today. On the morning of Aug. 12, 2016, Sheriff’s Police responded to a 9-1-1 call in the 3100 W block of Rohrssen Road in Hanover... [Read More]