By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

CHICAGO (CBS) — Dax the dog fetched a couple of suspected car thieves early Saturday morning in Lake County.

According to Lake County Sheriff’s police, a sheriff’s sergeant spotted a red Tesla speeding in the area of Route 60 and Route 21 in Vernon Hills around 12:30 a.m. The car, which was determined to be stolen, was found disabled a short time later near Route 41 and Route 176.

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Lake Bluff Officers then established a perimeter and Sheriff’s Canine Dax and other sheriff’s deputies responded.

Dax: Hero dog. (Lake County Sheriff)

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Sheriff’s Canine Dax located a 17-year-old male, who ran away from Dax, directly to a waiting Lake Bluff Police Officer, who took him into custody. A short time later, a second 17-year-old was located by Dax hiding  in the wooded area. He too was taken into custody.

Both juveniles live in Grayslake.

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Both were turned over to Vernon Hills Police, so they could further their investigation.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff