BEACH PARK – A Mundelein man was arrested June 4 with the help of a Lake County Sheriff’s Department K-9 unit after the man fled the scene after a fight at Beach Park Motel, police said.
About 1:45 a.m., Lake County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a fight in progress at a motel in the 39000 block of North Sheridan Road, Beach Park, according to a news release.
When sheriff’s deputies arrived and knocked at the second-floor room where the fight was occurring, Ricardo Perez, a 31-year-old parolee of the 400 block of Hickory Street, Mundelein, jumped out a second-floor window to flee from the scene. Perez was armed with a pistol and fled on foot, police said.
Deputies established a perimeter around the area. Sheriff’s Deputy John Forlenza and K-9 Dax arrived and began a track of Perez.
Dax first located Perez’s firearm, which had been discarded in bush on the north side of the motel. Dax continued his track to find Perez hiding behind a dumpster in a nearby parking lot. Perez refused to surrender and Dax took him into custody by biting his arm.
Perez was taken to an area hospital for the dog bite and a leg injury he suffered when jumping from the second-floor window. He was discharged from the hospital and was being held in the Lake County Jail.
Perez has been charged with unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, aggravated unlawful possession of a firearm – no FOID card, aggravated unlawful possession of a firearm – no CCL and resisting arrest.
Sheriff’s deputies are contacting the Illinois Department of Corrections to request a parole violation warrant be issued.