Lake County

Inmate Who Escaped From Police Vehicle in Suburban Lake County Captured

Nicholas Valentino, 26, was arrested on two outstanding warrants Friday afternoon

Sheriff's deputies in suburban Lake County captured a man who escaped from a patrol vehicle hours earlier Friday, police said.

Before 1:35 p.m., Nicholas Valentino, 26, was first taken into custody on two outstanding warrants in the 37400 block of North Cremona Avenue. Sheriff's deputies were initially called to the location for a drug investigation. After they arrested Valentino, the deputies went back into the home to collect additional evidence, and when they returned, he was gone, police said.

Valentino was found by deputies at around 8:55 p.m. Friday night and taken into custody without incident, police said.

The suspect had a warrant for possession of a stolen vehicle out of Lake County and a separate warrant for unlawful drug possession out of DuPage County.

When he escaped, Valentino had his hands behind his back and was wearing a grey t-shirt, black sweatpants and gym shoes.

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