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Man faces felony charge with making threats to Lake County public officials

WAUKEGAN – A Milwaukee man has been charged in connection with making threats to Lake County officials, according to a news release from the Lake County Sheriff’s Department.

On Feb. 28, detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Timothy L. Hoeller, 57, of the 8700 block of 72nd Street, Milwaukee, in connection with threatening a public official, which is a Class 3 felony. Bond on the warrant was set at $750,000.

According to the release, Hoeller sent a letter to numerous offices and departments of Lake County government, which was received Feb. 26.

Hoeller allegedly wrote that he was displeased with a recent electronic filing he made at the Lake County Circuit Clerk’s Office.

In the letter, Hoeller referenced the Parkland, Fla., school shooting, police said. He stated his intention was to “scare” the letter’s recipients.

After obtaining the arrest warrant, sheriff’s detectives learned that Hoeller was being held in the Waukesha County Jail in Wisconsin in a separate incident.

Hoeller remains held in the Waukesha County Jail pending extradition hearings to Lake County.

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