News Update!!: Fox Lake, IL: Latest information regarding the deadly shooting of a Fox Lake Police Department Officer.

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News Update!!: Fox Lake, IL: Latest information regarding the deadly shooting of a Fox Lake Police Department Officer.

** As of 7:00am PT on Thursday, September 3rd, 2015: **

– Authorities have charged a 30 year old woman with filing a false police report after she lied about spotting the suspects in the deadly shooting of Fox Lake Police Department Lieutenant Charles Joseph Gliniewicz in Fox Lake, Illinois.

According to that the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Kristin Kiefer’s fabricated her story because she was looking for attention from her family.

“She fabricated this story because she was looking for attention from a family that she nannies for,” said Lake County Sheriff’s Office Detective Christopher Covelli.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office alleged Kristin Kiefer told them she chose that location because, “she was aware of the death of a police officer in the area.”

“It’s very disappointing that our resources could have been used somewhere else this afternoon and this evening and several hours were wasted here today,” said Lake County Sheriff’s Office Detective Christopher Covelli.

According to that the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Kristin Kiefer of Vernon Hills, Illinois was charged with 2 counts of a disorderly conduct and falsifying a police report; a felony and a misdemeanor.

Kristin Kiefer was being held at the Lake County Jail and expected to appear in bond court Thursday, September 3rd, 2015.

– Authorities say the suspects, described as 2 white males and a black male, at are large and should be considered armed and dangerous.

** As of 11:00pm PT on Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015: **

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– There was intense police activity near Volo, Illinois and Lakemoor, Illinois late Wednesday night.

According to the Lake County Sheriff’s Department, no one is in police custody and cannot officially connect this sighting with the deadly shooting of Fox Lake Police Department Lieutenant Charles Joseph Gliniewicz in Fox Lake, Illinois.

At around 9:30pm CT Wednesday nigh, authorities received a report of 2 suspicious subjects in a cornfield on Route 12 south of Route 120 in Volo, Illinois, and authorities responded and set up a perimeter.

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Authorities began a systematic search that continues into the night searching on foot with canine units as well as in helicopters searching through cornfields and swampy areas on the border of Volo, Illinois and Lakemoor, Illinois.

** As of 11:00am PT on Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015: **

– Authorities have ended the manhunt for the 3 suspects in far north suburban Fox Lake, Illinois but continue to investigate.

Investigators have scaled back the all out search, but continue to follow all leads in the search for 3 suspects, described as 2 white men and a black man, who are considered to be armed and dangerous.

According to Lake County Major Crimes Task Force Chief George Filenko, investigators are canvassing the area on Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 as they search for surveillance video from homes and businesses near the crime scene.

** As of 11:00pm PT on Tuesday, September 1st, 2015: **

– The manhunt for 3 suspects in the deadly shooting of a Fox Lake Police Department Officer continued into the night in and around Fox Lake, Illinois.

Authorities say the suspects, described as 2 white males and a black male, should be considered armed and dangerous.

According to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, the search perimeter was released just after 10:00pm CT after a 14 hour search coordinated between local, state, and federal law enforcement.

The scene has been turned over to the Lake County Major Crime Task Force, which will be the lead agency on the investigation.

Due to community concerns, schools in the Fox Lake, Illinois area will be closed on Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 including Grant Community High School District #124, Fox Lake Grade School District #114, Gavin School District #37, Gavin Central School Gavin South School Big Hollow School District #38, and Saint Bede Catholic School.

The Illinois Fraternal Order of Police released this statement about the loss of Fox Lake Police Department Lieutenant Charles Joseph Gliniewicz in the deadly shooting saying, “Today the Fraternal Order of Police lost a fellow member and brother who died heroically serving his community. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the slain officer’s family, friends and fellow police officers. He leaves a legacy of several decades of service to Fox Lake for which we are humbly grateful.”

A memorial page has been set up on Facebook, and the Northeast Illinois Council, Boy Scouts of America will hold a vigil 6:00pm CT on Wednesday. September 2nd, 2015 at Lakefront Park located at 71 Nippersink Boulevard in Fox Lake, Illinois.

** We Remember Police Lt Joe Gliniewicz on Facebook: **

https://www.facebook.com/pages/We-Remember-Police-Lt-Joe-Gliniewicz/440423596144800

** As of 4:00pm PT on Tuesday, September 1st, 2015: **

– A manhunt is underway in far north suburban of Fox Lake, Illinois for at least 3 suspects in a deadly shooting of a Fox Lake Police Department Officer at around 7:52am CT on Tuesday, September 1st, 2015.

According to the Lake County Sheriff’s Department, a Fox Lake Police Department Lieutenant Charles Joseph Gliniewicz, was shot and killed while responding to a call of 3 suspicious people near Route 12 and Sayton Road in Fox Lake, Illinois.

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According to the Lake County Sheriff’s Department, Lieutenant Charles Joseph Gliniewicz was a 32 year veteran of the force and a married father of 4 children.

Lieutenant Charles Joseph Gliniewicz went by Joe, and was nicknamed “G.I. Joe” by many in the community.

Fox Lake Mayor Donny Schmit said, “Today Fox Lake didn’t just lose a family member, I lost a very dear friend.” 

According to the Lake County Sheriff’s Department, the suspects are described as 2 white males and a black male, and should be considered armed and dangerous.

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Local authorities continue to search a wooded area near the scene on foot and by helicopter.

Canine units were brought in from various jurisdictions, including McHenry County.

Federal Bureau of Investigation agents and U.S. Marshals are also assisting in the search.

Authorities are unsure if the suspects are together or have split up.

Rollins Road is closed from Route 59 to Grand Avenue. Investigators also blocked off part of the frontage road leading to U.S. Highway 12.

According to Metra Officials, service on the Milwaukee District-North Line has resumed between Long Lake and Fox Lake. but, the Ingleside station remains closed until further notice. Riders are urged to listen to platform announcement for train locations.

Grant Community High School was put on hard lockdown shortly after the incident occurred.

According to Superintendent Christy Sefcik, the school went on lockdown around 8:30am CT and all students and staff are being kept away from exterior glass and out of view.

School was supposed to let out at 3:10pm CT but dismissal time was pushed back per law enforcement orders, with students being released one by one directly to their parents.

Students said they spent the day in the dark away from windows, but were able to text their parents for updates.

** Stay tuned to ZachNews for more news updates with more information is still coming into ZachNews regarding this news story. **

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