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Re-elect Sheriff Buncich, a true professional

It's easy for the would-be sheriffs to point their fingers at Sheriff John Buncich, but remember he inherited a jail from Roy Dominquez that was compared to the hell hole of Calcutta. Dominquez was sued by inmates for the conditions. Taxpayers paid millions of dollars for his incompetence.

April 18, 2014 12:00 am

Buncich's record shows he should be re-elected

Good government in Lake County does not just happen. The voters of Lake County have their responsibility. We all want experienced, honest, qualified candidates with integrity to serve as our elected officials.

April 17, 2014 12:00 am

Allow Buncich to complete his mission as sheriff

Lake County Sheriff John Buncich’s accessibility and positive involvement in the lives of Lake County residents has exceeded expectations these past four years, and his re-election offers tremendous hope for the next four.

February 28, 2014 12:00 am

Buncich shouldn't bow to Illinois politicians' whims

It was odd to see a member of Lake County Sheriff John Buncich's department advocate breaking the law. The exact wording in the story was: "Lake County police Cmdr. Rob Arnold said, 'All the sheriff is asking is make the promoter have a guy with a federal firearms license check all these yar…

April 03, 2013 12:00 am

Buncich needs to educate himself on gun laws

Recent articles make it appear Lake County Sheriff John Buncich is either ignorant of the laws he has sworn to uphold, or has become a pawn of the machine.

March 17, 2013 12:00 am

Harrison Park Crime Watch will meet Wednesday at VFW post

HAMMOND | The Harrison Park Crime Watch is scheduled to meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday at VFW Post 802, 5820 Hohman Ave.

January 26, 2012 12:00 am
Bath salts growing problem in Lake, Porter counties

Bath salts growing problem in Lake, Porter counties

Lake County Sheriff John Buncich, right, and Deputy Cmdr. Robert Arnold show vials of "bath salts" being sold in the area. Indiana outlawed the products in July, but the manufacturers can circumvent the ban by slightly altering their chemical structures.

August 22, 2011 2:35 pm
Bath salts growing problem in Lake, Porter counties

Bath salts growing problem in Lake, Porter counties

Lake County Sheriff John Buncich, right, and Deputy Cmdr. Robert Arnold watch a video of a man under the influence of so-called bath salts. Surveillance footage from the Lake County Jail shows the man stripping naked and climbing the wall like a spider.

August 22, 2011 2:35 pm
Bath salts growing problem in Lake, Porter counties

Bath salts growing problem in Lake, Porter counties

Lake County Sheriff John Buncich holds a container of "bath salts" being sold in the area. Officials say the illegal high resembles that of PCP. Users may experience hallucinations, suicidal impulses or feelings of invulnerability that can lead to violence.

August 22, 2011 2:35 pm

Sheriff denies inmate's claim Lake jail violated civil rights

HAMMOND | Lake County Sheriff John Buncich denied a semi-quadriplegic inmate's claim the jail violated his civil rights, according to Friday court filings.

August 19, 2011 8:43 pm

Buncich is right to question actions, regardless of motives

Surely The Times is pulling our chain with the July 19 editorial! Lake County Sheriff John Buncich's discovery of his predecessor's wrongdoings should be commended, whatever his reasons.

August 03, 2011 12:00 am
MARK KIESLING: Lake sheriff frets morale is hurt by a federal inquiry

MARK KIESLING: Lake sheriff frets morale is hurt by a federal inquiry

Damage control is the order of the day in the Lake County Sheriff's Police Department.

June 13, 2011 12:00 am

Fed probe of Lake law enforcement could affect pending, closed cases

CROWN POINT | An unknown number of criminal cases six Lake County law enforcement officers worked on could be dismissed as a result of their being targets of a federal investigation, according to legal experts.

May 28, 2011 11:00 pm
POTW May 1-May 7 - Body Found

POTW May 1-May 7 - Body Found

Lake County sheriff's officers escort Riley Choate, a former tenant of a mobile home park in Gary's Black Oak neighborhood, into a police car Wednesday after police dug-up his son's remains under a shed behind Choate's former home.

May 09, 2011 1:17 pm
Police release more details about boy's death

Police release more details about boy's death

Lake County Sheriff John Buncich, left, talks to reporters Thursday about the body of a young boy that was found in a shallow grave Wednesday in a mobile home park in Gary's Black Oak neighborhood. Riley Choate, 39, a former resident of the park, took police to the body. The badly decomposed…

May 05, 2011 1:10 pm
Police release more details about boy's death

Police release more details about boy's death

Lake County Sheriff's Department officers stand at a crime scene at a Gary mobile home park Wednesday where a badly decomposed body of a young boy was found buried in a shallow grave.

May 04, 2011 9:10 pm
Police pull body from shallow grave in Gary mobile home park

Police pull body from shallow grave in Gary mobile home park

Lake County sheriff's Detective Michelle Weaver carries a shovel to her car Wednesday while other Lake County officers look on at a crime scene in a Gary mobile home park.

May 04, 2011 9:10 pm
Police pull body from shallow grave in Gary mobile home park

Police pull body from shallow grave in Gary mobile home park

A Lake County sheriff's officer looks on near a mobile home in Gary on Wednesday where detectives discovered badly decomposed human remains buried beneath a shed.

May 04, 2011 9:10 pm
Police pull body from shallow grave in Gary mobile home park

Police pull body from shallow grave in Gary mobile home park

Lake County Detective Michelle Weaver walks to her car Wednesday while wearing a protective suit at a crime scene at a Gary mobile home park.

May 04, 2011 9:10 pm
Police pull body from shallow grave in Gary mobile home park

Police pull body from shallow grave in Gary mobile home park

The Lake County coroner's van leaves a crime scene Wednesday at a Gary mobile home park after the Sheriff's Department discovered a badly decomposed body buried beneath a shed.

May 04, 2011 9:10 pm
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