Sheriff Supports Toys for Tots Campaign

By PF Staff

Waukegan, IL – The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is proud to support the U.S. Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots campaign. Sheriff Mark Curran stated, “There is no greater joy than the joy of giving, especially to children. Toys for Tots accepts new, unwrapped toys suitable for children through the age of 16. Let’s fill the boxes Lake County!”
New and unwrapped toys are being collected through December 8, 2018.

Lake County Sheriff’s Office, 25 S Martin Luther King Jr Avenue, Waukegan
Lake County Courthouse (Court Security), 18 N County Street, Waukegan
Lake County Sheriff’s Office, 1301 N Milwaukee Avenue, Libertyville
Ideas for pre-teens/teens: Sporting equipment, bags, balls; backpacks, cosmetics, purses, watch/wallet gif sets, bath gift sets, board games, radio control cars/trucks, hand-held electronics, skateboards/helmets, curling irons, hair straighteners and hair dryers.
Please note the Toys for Tots campaign prefers not to accept realistic looking weapons or gifts of food.

Female die in Lindenhurst
In other news, On November 18, 2018 at approximately 6:31 PM, the Lake County Coroner’s Office was notified and responded to a scene where a motor vehicle struck a pedestrian on Route 45 and Falling Waters Drive in Lindenhurst.
“On November 19, 2018, at 9:00 AM, an autopsy was performed on the decedent, 61 year-old Victoria Sowka, from Lindenhurst. The preliminary autopsy results indicate she died of multiple traumatic injuries caused by blunt force trauma. The investigation into her death is ongoing by our office, the Lindenhurst Police Department, and the Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team. Toxicology is pending,” stated Dr. Howard Cooper, Lake County Coroner.
“Ms. Sowka’s family has been notified and our deepest condolences go out to them. This is truly an awful tragedy,” he added.