Police dogs track men involved in Beach Park robbery
Two Waukegan men who police say worked together on an armed robbery at a Beach Park business on Sunday night are behind bars after being found by two police dogs.
Darrell D. Brown, 29, of the 0-100 block of Lake Street and Terrell Davis, 30, of the 600 block of Massena Avenue, are being held in Lake County Jail pending bond hearings today, according to Lake County Sheriff’s Office Chief of Staff Anthony Vega.
Vega said at 8:46 p.m. Sunday that officers were dispatched to a store that had just been robbed on the 37700 block of North Green Bay Road.
The store owner told officers a man entered the store with a gun and took cash from the till before fleeing on foot, Vega said.
A police dog named Duke and his human partner, Deputy Dwight Arrowood, followed a scent around the block and discovered a car stuck in a snow bank.
Brown was behind the wheel, and although he didn’t fit the description of the robber, officers quickly determined he was likely the driver of the getaway, Vega said. Officers also determined the car was stolen and Brown was drunk, Vega said.
Brown is charged with aggravated driving under the influence, unlawful possession of a stolen vehicle registration and not having car insurance.
As authorities continued their search, Deputy Andrew Martini spotted a man running through a nearby wooded area and unleashed his police dog, Danno. The couple found Davis hiding near a shed on the 12,400 block of West Paddock Avenue near Beach Park, Vega said.
Davis initially did not respond to officers’ orders to leave his hiding place but, Vega said, after hearing Danno’s barking, he finally decided to come out.
Officers found Davis in possession of the cash taken in the robbery as well as a key to the vehicle Brown was driving, Vega said. Officers later determined that Davis was wanted for sexual assault in Minnesota.
Davis is charged with armed robbery, being an armed repeat offender, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, obstruction of justice, fleeing the justice and resisting a peace officer.
Waukegan police assisted in the capture of the two men by helping establish a perimeter, Vega said.