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Auto Theft

Region thief gets OK for late appeal

Region thief gets OK for late appeal

INDIANAPOLIS | The untimely death of his attorney will enable an East Chicago man sentenced to 3.5 years in prison for an eight-month Highland crime spree to appeal his convictions despite missing a key deadline.

May 22, 2013 5:15 pm Related

Gary woman allegedly was high when she stole car

MERRILLVILLE | A 25-year-old Gary woman told police she was high on cough syrup and cocaine during an auto theft she is accused of committing, court records allege.

September 13, 2012 7:30 pm

Law enforcement, state government cooperate in busting auto theft ring

CHICAGO | State and local law enforcement and government agencies Monday announced a joint effort to crack a group that was stealing automobiles from car dealerships.

July 30, 2012 8:30 pm

Police: Charges pending in 35-mile Chicago police chase into Indiana

CHICAGO | A midnight police chase that started in Chicago and ended in Merrillville after the fleeing car ran out of gas led to the arrests of four people Wednesday.

April 25, 2012 7:40 pm

Indy man allegedly stole car from person trying to help him

MERRILLVILLE | An Indianapolis man is accused of stealing a 1996 Ford Explorer from a person who was attempting to help him.

March 26, 2012 9:15 pm

Gary chase yields stolen car, teens

GARY | Three Indianapolis teens in a stolen vehicle were apprehended after a brief police chase over the weekend in Gary, police said.

March 15, 2012 1:15 pm

Gary police chase ends with weapons, auto theft charges

GARY | A driver who ignored a stop light led police on a chase through Gary early Thursday morning that ended when he jumped out of a moving, bullet-riddled van.

February 09, 2012 8:45 pm

Stolen cars, auto parts linked to Gary towing company

CROWN POINT | Nakia Hemphill, 30, operator of Nakia's Towing in Gary, has been charged with 17 counts of auto theft and nine counts of receiving stolen auto parts, all Class D felonies.

October 12, 2011 5:30 pm

Gary mechanic charged with selling SUV he was hired to fix

GARY | Police say a mechanic who was supposed to fix a customer's SUV sold it instead.

August 09, 2011 5:00 pm

6 motorcycles remain missing from truck found in Merrillville

MERRILLVILLE | A stolen truck and multiple motorcycles it was hauling were recovered on Friday, but some motorcycles still haven't been located, Merrillville police said.

June 28, 2011 12:00 am

Police: Suspect fired at Gary officers after car chase

GARY | A suspect shot at Gary police officers after bailing out of a stolen car that officers were chasing late Friday night, city police said.

April 04, 2011 5:30 pm
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