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Cook County Sheriff’s Press Office

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Sheriff Warns of IRS Phone Scam

February 10, 2018

Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart is warning of a sophisticated phone scam targeting Cook County residents. In this scam, an automated voice claims there is a warrant out for the arrest of the receiver of the call and that they must call a phone number with a Chicago area c... [Read More]

Sheriff Warns of Phone Scam

February 2, 2018

Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart is warning of a phone scam in which the caller claims to be a member of the Cook County Sheriff’s Office. In this scam, the caller makes notification that there is an allegation against the victim and that payment is required. A spoofing ... [Read More]

Sheriff Dart Spreads Awareness of Opioid Crisis and Naloxone

January 17, 2018

Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart launched an email helpline today to connect people to life-saving drug naloxone and released the second installment of the Sheriff’s Awareness Initiative video series on the opioid crisis. The second installment of the video series can be... [Read More]

Detainee Charged with Threatening Assistant Public Defender

January 12, 2018

A Cook County Jail detainee has been charged with threatening his public defender, Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today. According to a Sheriff’s Office investigation, at approximately the 11 a.m. on Jan. 10, detainee Michael Roberson, 34, threatened his assistant public... [Read More]

Sheriff’s Office Uncovers Gun Stash House

January 11, 2018

While on patrol and conducting compliance checks in Chicago’s North Lawndale neighborhood, Sheriff’s police discovered a gun stash house with a cache of weapons, including two stolen shotguns. On Jan. 9, Sheriff’s officers were checking on the status of a person be... [Read More]