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Four gang members charged in decade-old murder

Four gang members charged in decade-old murder

EAST CHICAGO | After 10 years, federal authorities have charged members and associates of the Two Six street gang with the murder of East Chicago’s Julio Cartagena in 2003.

November 21, 2013 4:52 pm Video Photos

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New police collaboration weighed as cure for region violence

New police collaboration weighed as cure for region violence

Strategizing and sharing best policing practices across Northwest Indiana isn't new. But as north Lake County homicides increase amid strained departments, law enforcement officials are considering collaborations in ways they haven't before.

July 27, 2013 10:00 pm Related
Pence: More info needed on Gary back-up request

Pence: More info needed on Gary back-up request

Gov. Mike Pence wants Gary officials to prove how state police help they've requested would help sustain the city's future public safety.

July 18, 2013 1:39 pm Related
Police seize $56,000, marijuana in traffic stop on I- 94 near Chesterton

Police seize $56,000, marijuana in traffic stop on I- 94 near Chesterton

CHESTERTON | A Valparaiso police officer working a special drug trafficking patrol recovered marijuana and a large amount of cash during a traffic stop Tuesday afternoon on Interstate 94.

April 03, 2013 4:29 pm Photos

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Area's street drugs are international, hyperlocal

Mexican cartels are exporting drugs to Northwest Indiana's streets, but the violence surrounding it is all made in the U.S.A., according to law enforcement officials.

February 10, 2013 12:00 am

3 arrested on drug charges on Indiana Toll Road

JACKSON TOWNSHIP | Porter County sheriff's police arrested three people on drug-related charges Monday while working drug interdiction patrols on the Indiana Toll Road.

June 05, 2012 7:00 pm
Illegal immigrant nabbed on drug-buy trip, cops allege

Illegal immigrant nabbed on drug-buy trip, cops allege

PORTER | Authorities said an illegal immigrant residing in Michigan was arrested Sunday while driving to Chicago to pick up a large amount of marijuana.

March 19, 2012 1:59 pm
Broken syringe found during search at jail

Broken syringe found during search at jail

BURNS HARBOR | A LaPorte man was placed on medical watch at the Porter County Jail after police believe the needle tip of a syringe may have broken off while concealed in his rectum.

March 14, 2012 2:30 pm Photos

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Lake County High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area

Lake County High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area

The Lake County HIDTA now has expanded into Porter County, and with it comes cooperation between local and federal law enforcement.

November 23, 2011 2:59 pm
Tricks of the (drug) trade

Tricks of the (drug) trade

Police stopped the Dodge Caravan in Merrillville. To the untrained eye, it was a minivan from Miami passing through to Chicago. But peeling back the passenger side rear corner panels revealed 2 kilograms of heroin -- which could sell for $160,000 on local streets.

October 17, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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