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Man arrested in Crown Point tied to Vegas pet shop arson

Man arrested in Crown Point tied to Vegas pet shop arson

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February 08, 2014 6:23 pm
Pine Township man opts for unusual defense in arson case

Pine Township man opts for unusual defense in arson case

VALPARAISO | Christopher Battishill took the unusual approach Monday of not only representing himself at trial on two arson charges, but also wearing his bright orange jail garb rather than the street clothes worn by most defendants.

February 03, 2014 4:00 pm

Merrillville blaze ruled an arson

MERRILLVILLE | Investigators are seeking information about a Wednesday night blaze that was intentionally set.

January 30, 2014 5:02 pm

Merrillville police investigate arson case

MERRILLVILLE | An early Friday car fire in Merrillville's Regency Park neighborhood was intentionally set, Merrillville police said.

December 06, 2013 8:00 pm
Bosco's sniff can detect suspicious fires

Bosco's sniff can detect suspicious fires

PORTAGE | In the last three years, Bosco's nose has taken him all across the northern part of Indiana.

November 02, 2013 7:30 pm

M'ville fire officials say apartment fire intentionally set

MERRILLVILLE | A Monday night fire inside an apartment building on the town's west side was intentionally set, according to a Merrillville fire official.

October 29, 2013 8:15 pm
Officials rule M'ville house fire as arson

Officials rule M'ville house fire as arson

MERRILLVILLE | A fire early Monday that destroyed a vacant house at 916 W. 62nd Ave. was intentionally set, a Merrillville fire official said.

October 21, 2013 7:00 pm

Reward offered for information about Cal Twp. arson cases

CALUMET TOWNSHIP | Several agencies are teaming up to investigate a rash of arson cases reported in Calumet Township.

September 10, 2013 7:58 pm
Hebron man arrested on arson charge

Hebron man arrested on arson charge

HEBRON | A Hebron man was arrested Sunday after police say he set a fire in a garbage can on a gazebo at Alyea Park.

August 13, 2013 11:03 am
Vacant Lake Station house catches fire for second time

Vacant Lake Station house catches fire for second time

LAKE STATION | Firefighters responded to a fire Friday night in an abandoned house at 3225 34th St.

August 02, 2013 11:00 pm

Hammond hit with another suspicious fire

HAMMOND | Hammond firefighters responded to what appears to be yet another arson in a neighborhood just west of the city's downtown Saturday morning.

April 22, 2013 8:57 am
Hammond fire officials asking for public's help in investigating rash of arsons

Hammond fire officials asking for public's help in investigating rash of arsons

HAMMOND | Chief Fire Inspector Michael Opinker said investigators are frustrated by the lack of cooperation in the neighborhood hit by five arsons since Easter.

April 12, 2013 11:35 am
Hammond officials investigating fifth arson in nine days

Hammond officials investigating fifth arson in nine days

HAMMOND | Hammond fire officials are investigating the fifth arson fire in the city in nine days and believe at least three are related.

April 09, 2013 1:50 pm Photos

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Portage police investigate attempted vehicle arson

PORTAGE | Police are investigating an attempted arson in the 800 block of Camelot Manor that was reported Thursday morning.

February 08, 2013 1:25 pm
Man gets 22 years in Gary arson killings

Man gets 22 years in Gary arson killings

CROWN POINT | A 19-year-old Lake Station man was sentenced Wednesday to 22 years in prison for his role in the arson deaths of a Gary woman and her teenage daughter in July.

January 23, 2013 8:30 pm

Police: Hobart man set fire to car after counterfeit money mishap

MERRILLVILLE | A 22-year-old Hobart man is accused of setting fire to a vehicle in September and recording it on his cellphone.

December 21, 2012 7:15 pm
Lake Station man pleads guilty to arson in Gary double homicide

Lake Station man pleads guilty to arson in Gary double homicide

CROWN POINT | A 19-year-old Lake Station man pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of arson in connection with the July deaths of a Gary woman and her teenage daughter.

December 19, 2012 6:49 pm Photos

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Portage firefighter injured in arson fire

Portage firefighter injured in arson fire

PORTAGE | Firefighters are investigating a fire they have determined was intentionally set Wednesday evening.

December 13, 2012 5:34 pm
Pleas of not guity in Portage arson case

Pleas of not guity in Portage arson case

VALPARAISO | Pleas of not guilty were entered Monday on behalf of an 18-year-old Portage man accused of setting fire to his neighbor's car using Molotov cocktails.

December 10, 2012 2:15 pm

Two people suffer smoke inhalation during M'ville fire

MERRILLVILLE | A Thursday afternoon fire at a vacant apartment unit has been ruled an arson.

November 15, 2012 8:30 pm
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