Waukegan Police Department

  • Agency: Waukegan Police Department
  • Address: 101 N West St, Waukegan, 60085 IL
  • Chief: Dan Greathouse (Chief of Police)
Phone: 847-360-9000
Fax: 847-360-9853
Email:

Waukegan Police Department is located at 101 N West St, Waukegan, 60085 IL. The Chief of Police of the department is Dan Greathouse. The Waukegan Police Department phone number is 847-360-9000.

Waukegan Police Department News

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Rockford Police Department, the families and all others affected by this tragedy.

PRESS RELEASE - On November 2, 2017 at approximately 2:30pm officers from the Waukegan Police Department’s Patrol Division responded to the 1400 block of Dugdale Road for a reported shooting. Upon arrival officers located two victims that had been shot. Both victims are described as male juveniles in their mid-teens. Both are Waukegan residents and suffered non-life threatening injuries to their legs. Both were taken to area hospitals for treatment. At approximately 6pm detectives from the Waukegan Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division arrested Michael O’Conner, 17 years old, of Waukegan for the shooting incident. On November 3, 2017 O’Conner was taken to bond court where he was remanded into the custody of Lake County Illinois Sheriff’s Office. O’Conner has been charged with two counts of Aggravated Battery with a Firearm. O’Conner has been charged as an adult and has a bond of $500,000. O’Conner will appear in court again on November 30, 2017 at 9am in C120. The suspected firearm in this investigation has been recovered. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty.

The Waukegan Police Department has recently seen an increase in burglaries to motor vehicles, especially those that are left unlocked. These burglaries have been occurring citywide and mostly during the overnight hours. This is a reminder to always take your keys, remove your valuables, and lock your vehicle! Please contact 911 or the non-emergency number (847-599-2608) if you see a burglary in progress or anything suspicioius.

PRESS RELEASE - On October 10, 2017 at approximately 8:55pm officers from the Waukegan Police Department’s Patrol Division responded to the Dollar General Store in the 1500 block of Belvidere Road for a reported armed robbery. Upon location officers spoke to a store clerk that did confirm the store was robbed at gunpoint. The suspect is described as a male white with a slim build and approximately 6’00 tall. The suspect was wearing all black and had on white mask covering his face. The suspect demanded money from the clerk. During the robbery a shot was fired by the suspect, but no one was hit. The suspect was last seen fleeing the store on foot. The Waukegan Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division is investigating the incident. The amount of money and type of property taken is not being released. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the Waukegan Police Department’s “Tip-Line” at 847-360-9001. This suspect is considered armed and dangerous. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty.

FYI.....Leaf collection will begin on October 23rd and go through November 30th, the below dates are a guideline. Just a reminder that burning leaves is prohibited per City Ordinance 18-40. Happy Fall!

PRESS RELEASE - On October 3, 2017 at approximately 8am a juvenile female teenager victim was approached by a male adult suspect. The suspect was later identified as Charles Reed, 34, of Waukegan. Reed approached the victim, at the corner of Beach Road and Bertrand Lane in Waukegan while she waited for her school bus. It is alleged that Reed provided the victim with his phone number and asked for her to send him texts.. The victim and her family notified the Waukegan Police Department about the incident. On October 4, 2017 the Waukegan Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division (CID) and the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office Cyber Crimes Division (LCSAO-CCD) participated in a joint undercover operation. The operation centered on the above October 3, 2017 incident in Waukegan. LCSAO Investigators posed as a juvenile female teenager. Reed sent a lewd image to the undercover officer and then requested to meet. At approximately 3pm Reed was taken into custody without incident in the 3900th block of Bertrand Lane by the Waukegan Police Department. Reed is currently in the custody of the Lake County Illinois Jail on a $25,000 remand on one count of Solicitation to meet a child. Reed will appear in court again on October 11, 2017 at 1:30pm. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty.

We would like to congratulate 2 great officers on their promotions this morning. Det. Louie Agalianos on his promotion to Sergeant and Lieutenant Ed Fitzgerald on his promotion to Commander! They are pictured below with Mayor Sam Cunningham, their wives, States Attorney Michael Neirheim, and Chief Wayne Walles. Good luck to you both!

Today, the Waukegan Police Department participated in the 2nd Annual National Coffee with a Cop Day from 7am to 9am at four different locations throughout the City of Waukegan. A big thank you to all the businesses and the people who stopped by to say hello! We enjoyed sharing coversation over coffee!

2nd Annual National Coffee with a Cop Day, October 4, 2017! Join your neighbors and police officers for coffee and conversation. No agendas, voice concerns, and get to know the police officers in your neighborhood

2nd Annual National Coffee with a Cop Day, October 4, 2017! Join your neighbors and police officers for coffee and conversation. No agendas, voice concerns, and get to know the police officers in your neighborhood

2nd Annual National Coffee with a Cop Day, October 4, 2017! Join your neighbors and police officers for coffee and conversation. No agendas, voice concerns, and get to know the police officers in your neighborhood

2nd Annual National Coffee with a Cop Day, October 4, 2017! Join your neighbors and police officers for coffee and conversation. No agendas, voice concerns, and get to know the police officers in your neighborhood!

REMINDER!! Applications for the Waukegan Citizen Police Academy are due back tomorrow (September 20th) by 4:00pm. If you are interested, please fill out the application online and return to neighborhoodpolicing@waukeganil.gov Class will begin at Thursday, September 28th at 6:30pm

The Illinois Department of Transportation – Bureau of Safety Programs and Engineering (IDOT-BSPE) is partnering with AAA and advocates across the state to support car seat check events as part of National Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Week, September 17-23, 2017. Throughout CPS Week and much of September, we are ramping up our efforts to educate parents and caregivers on the common but critical errors that are often made when installing their children’s car seats. The 2017 CPS Week campaign centers around the theme #8carseatmistakes. By educating parents and caregivers on these dangerous mistakes, we hope to reduce the number of injuries and fatalities to our most vulnerable passengers, children age 8 and younger. Statewide, 93 car seat check events are planned as part of this promotion. See below for scheduled events in Lake County. Saturday, September 23rd - 10a-2p - 2525 Waukegan Rd., Bannockburn 10a-2p - 820 South Rand Rd., Lake Zurich 10a-2p - 45 E. Center Ave., Lake Bluff 10a-2p - 6050 Gurnee Mills Rd., Gurnee 12p-4p - 6601 Route 132, Gurnee Thursday, September 28th - 9a-1p - 400 N. Northwest Hwy, Barrington

PRESS RELEASE On September 16, 2017 at approximately 2:30am officers from the Waukegan Police Department’s Patrol Division responded to an apartment complex in the 600 block of Pickus Court for a call of a shooting. Upon arrival officers located three victims outside. Two of the victims are described as males in their late twenties. Both victims are from the Waukegan area. One suffered non-life threatening injury and the other is in hospital care. Both suffered gunshot wounds. They were both taken to an area hospital for their injuries. The third victim was pronounced dead at the scene. At approximately 5:00am, the Lake County Coroner’s Office was notified and responded to the scene. On September 18, 2017, at 9:00am an autopsy was performed on the third victim. According to Lake County Coroner, Dr. Howard Cooper, the third victim has been identified as 34 year old Brian Hopkins from Gurnee. His next of kin has been notified. Dr. Cooper explained that preliminary results of the autopsy have confirmed that Mr. Hopkins died as a result of the gunshot wound. Toxicology results are pending. Currently the Waukegan Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division (CID) is investigating the incident. The CID is following up on many leads but does not have any further information to release at this time. As information is available, it will be released. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Waukegan Police Department’s “Tip-Line” at 847-360-9001.

PRESS RELEASE On September 13, 2017 at approximately 7:30 am officers from the Waukegan Police Department’s Patrol Division responded to a grocery store in the 2700 block of Washington Street for a reported armed robbery. Upon arrival officers were able to speak to a store employee that did confirm the store was robbed at gun point. Officers were able to obtain witness information and utilize a Waukegan Police K-9 to assist them in the investigation. Based on the field investigation and the K-9 track officers located a suspect, in an apartment, in the 2800 block of Washington Street. The apartment belonged to an acquaintance of the suspect, but was not involved in the robbery. The Waukegan Police Department and members of the Northern Illinois Police Alarm System (NIPAS) surrounded the apartment. The suspect came out of the apartment and surrendered without incident. Taken into custody was Kostantino Papandreou, 23 years old. Papandreou is currently homeless. Papandreou is currently in the custody of the Lake County Illinois Jail on a $2 million bond. He is charged with one count of armed robbery. He will appear in court again on September 18, 2017 at 9am. A weapon and proceeds were recovered from the incident.

9/11 Ceremony at Fireman's Park.

9/11 Ceremony at Fireman's Park.

Enjoying the Law Enforcement Expo at Hawthorne Mall in Vernon Hills. Come visit, we're here until 6pm today!

Press Release- On September 6, 2017 members from the Waukegan Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division (CID) arrested Cesar Cruz, 40 years old, who is considered transient between the United States and Mexico on a $1million arrest warrant for Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child. The CID was given information that Cruz was in a Waukegan area hotel. Detectives responded to the hotel and took Cruz into custody. The investigation began in July of 2017 when the victim, who is now an adult, came forward and reported the sexual abuse when she was a minor, under the age of 13. The alleged crime occurred over a two year period between 2003 and 2004 in the City of Waukegan. Cruz is currently in the custody of the Lake County Illinois Jail on the original $1million warrant. Cruz has been charged with two counts of Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child and two counts of Criminal Sexual Abuse. Cruz will appear in court again on October 2, 2017. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty

Our Criminal Investigations Division is hoping that our Facebook followers can help us identify another suspect. So far, we have identified everyone we have put out requests to identify. The below subject allegedly committed a burglary to a residence. The family had several items of value taken from their home. Fortunately, they had a great camera system at their home. Help us identify him before he victimizes someone else. If you know who the subject below is, please call Det. Villalobos at 847-782-2369 or you may call the WPD tip line at 847-360-9001. Thank you for your help!

PRESS RELEASE The Waukegan Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division (CID) is currently investigating three separate shooting incidents that have occurred over the last few days… Incident #1…On August 27, 2017 at approximately 1am officers from the Waukegan Police Department’s Patrol Division responded to an area hospital to speak to a victim that had been shot. The victim told officers that she was shot in the area of 9th Street and Lenox Avenue while outside. The victim suffered from a non-life threatening injury. The victim is described as a female in her 20’s. The victim lives in the greater Round Lake Area. Incident #2…On August 27, 2017 at approximately 2 am officers from the Waukegan Police Department’s Patrol Division responded to the 300 block of George Avenue for a shooting victim. Upon arrival officers located a victim that had been shot. The victim was transported to an area hospital. The victim suffered from a serious, but non-life threatening injury. The victim stated he was outside in the 300 block of George Avenue when the incident occurred. The victim is described as a male in his 20’s. The victim lives in the greater Round Lake Area. Detectives are looking into the possibility of a sedan or SUV style vehicle being involved in this incident. This vehicle was last seen fleeing east bound on George Avenue. Incident #3…On August 28, 2017 at approximately 6:30 pm officers from the Waukegan Police Department’s Patrol Division responded to the 900 block of Hickory Street for a possible shooting victim. Upon arrival officer located a victim that had been shot. The victim suffered from a non-life threatening injury and was transported to an area hospital. The victim stated that he was outside in the 900 block of Hickory Street when the incident occurred. The victim is described as a male juvenile in his late teens. The victim lives in Waukegan. The CID is treating each of these investigations as separate incidents, but is investigating all possibilities. Anyone with information on any of these incidents is asked to call the Waukegan Police Department’s “Tip-Line” at 847-360-9001.