Lee County Sheriff's Office news
An Earlville man wanted for absconding while on parole on a three-year DUI sentence out of DeKalb County – and who also has a pending felony DUI case in Lee County – was arrested Sunday in Dixon in a stolen vehicle, the Lee County Sheriff's Office said Monday.
An 18-year-old Dixon man accused of robbing Casey’s early Wednesday while masked and displaying a handgun was arrested about an hour later carrying “a very realistic looking Glock BB gun,” police said in a news release.
A 42-year-old Custer Park woman was charged Friday in Lee County Court in the hit-and-run death of a Rock Falls man, killed Dec. 4 near Walton as he was walking, Lee County Sheriff Clay Whelan said.
A semi from Mexico hauling a load of Hamburger Helper it picked up at Crest Foods in Ashton got hung up on the icy tracks at a crossing east of Franklin Grove and was struck by a Union Pacific train, sending boxes of “America’s favorite one-pan meal” spilling in the snow.
Lee County: If you have to travel today, make sure you are prepared to be in your vehicle for several hours.
Snowstorm brought 5 inches or more to the Sauk Valley, and it isn't over yet – super cold temperatures are on the way.
A six-hour armed standoff ended peacefully Sunday afternoon after officers tossed tear gas into the hotel room where the suspect was holed up, and he surrendered, Lee County Sheriff Clay Whelan said.
A six-hour armed standoff ended Sunday after officers tossed tear gas into the hotel room where the suspect was holed up, and he surrendered, the Lee County sheriff said.
Dixon, Lee County and Polo officers treat kids to a day of Christmas shopping Saturday, Dec. 9, 2023, in Dixon.
Dixon, Lee County and Polo treat local kids to a day of Christmas shopping Saturday, Dec. 9, 2023 in Dixon.
“An individual” who may have been involved in a fatal hit-and-run Monday in Walton contacted the department Tuesday to report that he or she was in a crash near that location, Lee County Sheriff Clay Whelan said in a news release Wednesday.
Lee County sheriff’s deputies are looking for the driver who struck and killed the 40-year-old pedestrian around 9:30 p.m. Monday near the intersection of Sterling and Walton roads in Walton.
Lee County Sheriff's Office personnel will accompany 57 kids between the ages of 8 months and 18 years to shop at Walmart in Dixon on Dec. 9 as part of the annual Shopping with the Sheriff event.
The Lee County Sheriff’s Office collected 1,720 pounds of food and $1,657 in cash donations during its second annual Stuff the Squad event on Saturday
The Lee County Sheriff’s Office’s second annual Stuff the Squad is set for Saturday morning from 9 a.m. to noon. It will benefit the Dixon Community Food Pantry.