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Griffith man acquitted of criminal deviate conduct charges

CROWN POINT | A Griffith man was cleared Wednesday of allegations he forced a woman to have sex with him while holding a box knife, according to court records. 

October 08, 2014 7:56 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Sharing crime data will make Griffith safer

GUEST COMMENTARY: Sharing crime data will make Griffith safer

In years past, the law enforcement community as a whole operated under a veil of secrecy that kept a great deal of information from the public. Other than incidents of tragedy or the bizarre, citizens were simply not informed of the crimes that took place within their community.

October 05, 2014 12:00 am

Armed robbery suspect caught leaving scene, Griffith police say

GRIFFITH | Griffith police arrested a man suspected of armed robbery at a Radio Shack there Tuesday night as he was leaving the store.

September 17, 2014 8:29 am
Griffith woman accused of child neglect facing criminal counts

Griffith woman accused of child neglect facing criminal counts

CROWN POINT | A Griffith woman is facing criminal charges after her 4-month-old daughter was treated for several injuries at a Chicago hospital, according to court records.  

September 08, 2014 5:36 pm
Police look to connect with residents through crime maps

Police look to connect with residents through crime maps

When Griffith police posted an interactive crime map for June on Facebook last month, residents were quick to commend the department.

August 05, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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Griffith man previously convicted of murder faces new drug charges

CROWN POINT | A Griffith man convicted of murder in 1977 is back in jail on drug charges.

July 01, 2014 8:10 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Collaboration can improve public safety

GUEST COMMENTARY: Collaboration can improve public safety

Serious crimes do not respect geographic boundaries. The same is true for offenders and, sadly, their victims.

June 22, 2014 12:00 am

Griffith man gets 4 years in prison after admitting to shooting cousin

CROWN POINT | A 22-year-old man was sentenced to four years in prison after he admitted to shooting his cousin in 2012, according to court records. 

June 11, 2014 7:15 pm

Merrillville man pleads guilty to shooting, running from police

CROWN POINT | A Merrillville man pleaded guilty to allegations he shot a man twice in 2012 and then climbed up a tree to avoid police apprehension, according to court records. 

June 05, 2014 6:15 pm
Car crashes into front of Griffith 7-Eleven

Car crashes into front of Griffith 7-Eleven

GRIFFITH | A 7-Eleven in Griffith was closed Saturday night after a car crashed into the front of the convenience store.

May 17, 2014 9:02 pm Photos

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Griffith man sentenced to 6 years in prison in attempted child exploitation case

Griffith man sentenced to 6 years in prison in attempted child exploitation case

CROWN POINT | A Griffith man was sentenced Wednesday to six years in prison after admitting to placing a cellphone camera in a girl's bathroom, according to court records.

May 07, 2014 5:30 pm

Highland cops arrest 27 at underage drinking party

HIGHLAND | Highland police arrested 27 people early Saturday after breaking up a large party with minors drinking and using drugs, authorities said.

April 22, 2014 5:45 pm
Fatal shooting at church parking lot in Griffith

Fatal shooting at church parking lot in Griffith

GRIFFITH | A Chicago woman was killed Monday by her estranged husband in the parking lot of St. Mary's School who later turned the gun on himself, police said.

April 21, 2014 10:30 pm Photos

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Griffith police investigating school hit list

GRIFFITH | The Griffith Police Department confirmed Wednesday it is investigating a threatening letter that was discovered Friday at Wadsworth Elementary School.

April 02, 2014 5:00 pm

Griffith officials warn about 'hit list' found in elementary school

GRIFFITH | School officials warned parents Tuesday of a "hit list" that was found at Wadsworth Elementary School.

April 01, 2014 8:30 pm

Domestic dispute in Griffith ended in shooting, police say

GRIFFITH | Police are investigating a shooting that wounded one person early Thursday.

March 27, 2014 9:30 pm
Griffith police mark 50 years since officer's death

Griffith police mark 50 years since officer's death

GARY | Known for his gentle persona and love of animals, the only member of the Griffith Police Department to die in the line of duty was honored Friday on the 50th anniversary of his death.

December 20, 2013 8:38 pm Photos

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Youth honored for helping at accident scene

Youth honored for helping at accident scene

December 11, 2013 12:00 am
Police K-9s train for real-life scenarios

Police K-9s train for real-life scenarios

PORTAGE | Gino's not quite 2 years old, but he had his second ride in a helicopter Wednesday.

September 25, 2013 6:00 pm Photos

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Griffith officials ask federal judge to toss out lawsuit

HAMMOND | Griffith officials filed a motion Wednesday asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit brought against them by a former Griffith police chief.

September 12, 2013 7:00 pm
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