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Man Arrested After Gun With a Mounted Laser Recovered

March 24, 2016

Cook County Sheriff’s Police investigators arrested a man who was out on bond for a weapons charge after they recovered a stolen, loaded gun mounted with a laser, Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today. While conducting specialized enforcement on March 22 in Chicago’s 11... [Read More]

Recovered Weapon Leads to Gun Straw Purchase Arrest

Two men have been charged in connection with illegally selling a firearm that ended up in the hands of a convicted felon, Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today. The Sheriff’s Police investigation began in December 2015, when the Sheriff’s Police Gun Suppress... [Read More]

Arrest Made in Ford Heights Home Invasion

March 11, 2016

A 36-year-old man has been charged with multiple felonies after an investigation found that he had entered a Ford Heights home in the middle of the night and attacked another man while he slept, Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today. At approximately 1:25 a.m. o... [Read More]

Traffic Stop Leads to Recovery of a Weapon, Arrests

March 4, 2016

A traffic stop in Ford Heights led to the recovery of a loaded gun and the arrest of two people, Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today. At approximately 10:20 p.m. on March 3, Sheriff’s Police Street Crimes Suppression Unit officers stopped a silver, 2007 Chev... [Read More]

Florida Man Arrested After Drugs Found in Sock, Boots

March 3, 2016

A traffic stop in unincorporated Franklin Park led to the discovery of suspected heroin in a sock and boots and the arrest of a Florida man, Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today. At approximately 11:25 p.m. on Feb. 27, Sheriff’s Police Street Crimes Suppressi... [Read More]

Woman Arrested at Bridgeview Courthouse After Weapon Found

February 24, 2016

A 47-year-old Oak Lawn woman was arrested after Sheriff’s deputies at the Bridgeview Courthouse found her with a loaded revolver, Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today. A loaded .38 caliber Smith & Wesson revolver was found on Denise Smith’s person while... [Read More]

DNA Match Helps Lead to Criminal Sexual Assault Charges

A DNA match helped lead to charges in two 2015 criminal sexual assault cases, Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today. Cook County Sheriff’s Police investigated criminal sexual assaults that occurred on July 3, 2015 and Nov. 3, 2015 in the 8800 block of Carleah ... [Read More]

Undercover Operation Leads to Promoting Prostitution Arrest

February 21, 2016

A 29-year-old man has been charged with promoting prostitution following an investigation by the Cook County Sheriff’s Police Vice Unit, Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today. On Feb. 19, a Sheriff’s Police undercover officer responded to an advertisement in the esc... [Read More]