A 30-year-old woman was charged on Wednesday with falsifying a police report to get attention.
By H. Nelson Goodson
September 3, 2015
Fox Lake, Illinois – On Wednesday, Kristin B. Kiefer, 30, of Vernon Hills was changed with two counts for disorderly conduct and falsifying a police report during a police search for three suspects wanted in connection with the homicide of Fox Lake Police Lieutenant Charles Joseph Gliniewicz. Kiefer’s bond was set at $100,000 on Thursday.
On Tuesday, Fox Lake Police Lieutenant Gliniewicz, 52, aka, “G.I. Joe” was fatally shot just before 8:00 a.m. while investigating a suspicious activity involving three suspects. Lt. Gliniewicz was found mortally wounded by another officer.
Kiefer on Wednesday told police that she had car trouble in a road in Volo, Illinois and while she was in her vehicle, she spotted two men, one White and the other Afro-American who came out of a nearby corn field and attempted to get in her car. The men fled after they saw her using a cellphone, according to the police report.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) says, after Kiefer’s report, they deployed 85 federal and state law enforcement officers to the area including 11 K-9 dogs and three air support units to search for the suspects. Kiefer later confessed to a detective that she had lied to get attention, according to LCSO.
Kiefer was taken into custody and charged for filing a false report.
Police say, that a deer camera was found in the woods near the area where Lt. Gliniewicz was killed and are reviewing the memory chip. Another home surveillance video near the crime scene was turned over to police by a home owner and has images of the three suspects. The video of the suspects is being reviewed by the feds to identify the suspects.