Safety campaign gives results

The campaign was to reduce motor vehicle crashes, and other vehicle code violations. (safety) John A. Redmond. /Photo: Courtesy LCSThe campaign was to reduce motor vehicle crashes, and other vehicle code violations. (safety) John A. Redmond. /Photo: Courtesy LCS

By PF Staff

Lake County, IL.- The Lake County Sheriff’s Office conducted additional traffic enforcement over the holidays from December 17th to January 2nd, reminding motorists to drive sober and buckle up as part of the Illinois Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement effort. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office joined the Lake County Division of Transportation, Illinois State Police, and local law enforcement agencies across Illinois to reduce motor vehicle crashes, injuries, and deaths through public information, arresting impaired drivers, and issuing seat belt and other vehicle code violations.
2 DUI arrests
78 seat belt citations
40 speeding citations
9 suspended/revoked licenses
8 uninsured motorists
3 fugitives apprehended
23 other citations
Sheriff John Idleburg said, “While this specific traffic safety campaign might be over, our Sheriff’s Deputies will remain vigilant to locate and arrest impaired drivers. Drunk driving is extremely dangerous. I can’t stress it enough, if you’ve had too much to drink, or have consumed drugs, don’t get behind the wheel!”
North Chicago Death
On January 6, 2019, at approximately 8:10AM, North Chicago Police were dispatched to a residence in the 1700 block of Greenfield Avenue, North Chicago, for a report of an unresponsive person. North Chicago Police arrived and found a 35-year-old man (a resident of North Chicago) with what appeared to be a gunshot wound. The man was pronounced deceased at the scene.
North Chicago Police requested the assistance of the Lake County Major Crime Task Force to assist in the investigation. Major Crime Task Force Investigators are on the scene working with North Chicago Investigators.
The Lake County Coroner’s Office responded to the scene. An autopsy has been scheduled for tomorrow morning and preliminary results of the autopsy will be released by Lake County Coroner Dr. Howard Cooper following the autopsy. Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to call North Chicago Police at 847-596-8774 or Lake County CrimeStoppers at 847-662-2222.
North Chicago Fatality Update
On January 6, 2019 at approximately 8:37 AM, the Lake County Coroner’s Office was notified and responded, for a death investigation, to a home on Greenfield Avenue, in North Chicago.
“On January 7, 2019, at 9:00 PM, an autopsy was performed on the victim, 35-year-old Benson
Saintil. The preliminary autopsy results indicate he died from injuries caused by gunshots.
Toxicology is pending. The investigation into his death is ongoing by our office and the Lake
County Major Crime Task Force,” stated Dr. Howard Cooper, Lake County Coroner.
“We have been in close contact with Mr. Saintil’s family and our deepest condolences go out to them,” he added.
Son and Father Arrested
On January 4, 2019, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Warrants Team in conjunction with the U.S. Marshals Service-Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force (USMS-GLRFTF) apprehended John A. Redmond, 31.
Redmond, a registered sexual offender, was wanted for failure to appear on a previous Criminal Sexual Abuse case (bond amount $150,000.00). The Criminal Sexual Abuse charges stem from a 2013 Vernon Hills Police investigation. He was also wanted for Child Pornography (Class X Felony – bond amount $500,000.00). The Child Pornography charges stem from a 2016 Mundelein Police investigation.
Redmond previously resided in 2000 block of Butrick Street, Waukegan, but members of the Sheriff’s Warrants Team developed information he was likely avoiding apprehension by staying with a family member in the 300 block of Valhalla Circle, Crystal Lake.
On January 4th, Redmond was seen leaving the Crystal Lake residence. Warrants Team Deputies followed him to the Fremont Township worksite and arrested him without incident. Redmond’s father, Edward A. Redmond, 68, of the 300 block of Valhalla Circle, was also arrested for Obstructing Service of Process (Class B Misdemeanor), for his role in concealing John from authorities.
John Redmond remains held in the Lake County Jail on $500,000.00 bail. He is next due in court on January 29, 2019 at 1:30PM in courtroom T110.
Edward Redmond was processed and released on a $1,500.00 Recognizance Bond. He is next due in court on January 29, 2019 at 9:00AM in courtroom C405.