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Judge Salvador Vasquez

Hammond man pleads guilty to child molestation

CROWN POINT | A Hammond man pleaded guilty Tuesday to one Class A felony charge of child molestation just six days before his trial was to begin in Lake Criminal Court.

April 22, 2014 7:35 pm

Mexican national pleads guilty to charge of dealing cocaine

CROWN POINT | A Mexican national accused of dealing cocaine pleaded guilty Thursday to reduced charges.

April 20, 2014 8:30 pm

Lake County veterans treatment court to open in June

CROWN POINT | Some U.S. military veterans face myriad challenges when they re-enter civilian life, including homelessness, employment problems, mental health issues, substance abuse and encounters with the criminal justice system.

April 16, 2014 6:45 pm

Judge Vasquez is strict, firm, no-nonsense

Kim Calabrese's March 19 letter referred to Judge Salvador Vasquez's rulings in two separate cases. I have known Judge Vasquez since he was a deputy prosecutor and I was a rookie detective. We came to know each other and became friends.

April 16, 2014 12:00 am

Gary man pleads guilty to 2 separate burglaries

CROWN POINT | A Gary man on Tuesday admitted he burglarized a home last year while he was free on bond in a separate burglary case.

April 15, 2014 6:00 pm

Hammond man gets 12-year prison term after conviction

CROWN POINT | A Hammond man received a 12-year prison sentence Thursday for his part in crimes against a woman to whom he and two other men offered a ride in Harvey in the early morning hours of July 28.

April 10, 2014 5:30 pm

Harvey man given 2 years for Munster bank robbery

CROWN POINT |  Billy Covington said Monday he robbed two banks in Illinois and Munster in a three-day period in 2010, hoping to commit suicide by cop after post-traumatic stress disorder and bipolar disorder took him down a dark path during which he unsuccessfully tried to hang himself.

April 07, 2014 5:30 pm

Gary man acquitted of murder charge

CROWN POINT | After six days of listening to testimony and evidence presentations, a jury on Tuesday found Jamal Lawshea not guilty of murder after deliberating for about an hour.

March 18, 2014 7:45 pm
Singleton gets 50-year prison term for road rage murder

Singleton gets 50-year prison term for road rage murder

CROWN POINT | Lake Criminal Court Judge Salvador Vasquez sentenced Edgar Singleton, 62, to 50 years in prison Friday for the murder of East Chicago resident Montrell Moss, 23, in a road-rage dispute last summer.

March 14, 2014 6:30 pm

2 Hammond men charged in shooting of teen

CROWN POINT | The two Hammond men arrested in connection with a retaliatory armed robbery and shooting in Hammond on March 1 now face seven felony charges filed by Lake County prosecutors.

March 14, 2014 6:00 pm Related


Surprises mark Lawshea murder trial

Surprises mark Lawshea murder trial

CROWN POINT | Surprises cropped up Thursday during the murder trial against Jamal Lawshea, 27, of Gary, in the fatal shooting of Gary resident Latarus Foster, 29, in September 2012.

March 13, 2014 8:30 pm
Jury selected in retrial of Gary man accused of murder

Jury selected in retrial of Gary man accused of murder

CROWN POINT | A jury of 10 women and two men was selected Monday for the retrial of Gary resident Jamal Lawshea on murder charges.

March 10, 2014 6:35 pm Photos




Hammond man sentenced in child neglect case that’s 4 1/2 years old

CROWN POINT | In a case that has dragged out in court for more than 4 1/2 years, a Hammond man was sentenced Friday for failure to seek prompt medical attention for his then-7-month-old child.

February 28, 2014 4:54 pm

Judge rejects bail reduction for C.P. man accused in sex crime case

CROWN POINT | Lake Criminal Judge Salvador Vasquez denied a motion Friday that would have allowed a bail reduction for a Crown Point man whose trial earlier this week on a class B felony sexual misconduct with a minor charge resulted in a hung jury.

February 28, 2014 3:30 pm

C.P. man's sex crime trial ends in hung jury

CROWN POINT | After two days of deliberation, a jury on Tuesday could not come to a verdict in the case of a Crown Point man charged with sexual misconduct with a minor, a Class B felony.

February 26, 2014 6:39 pm

Prosecution calls pathologist, witness in Singleton murder trial

CROWN POINT | Graphic evidence, including autopsy photos of Montrell Moss, and testimony from a witness who tried to stop Moss’ bleeding, came Wednesday during the second day of Edgar Singleton’s murder trial in Lake Criminal Court.

February 19, 2014 8:00 pm

Defendant welcomes time in jail

Editor's note: Due to incorrect information provided to The Times, a previous of this story in Wednesday's editions incorrectly identified the defendant. The defendant's correct name appears here.

February 11, 2014 6:00 pm

Correction: Defendant misidentified

A story that appeared in Tuesday's editions of The Times incorrectly identified a defendant. David P. Perdue Jr., 39, did not plead guilty to failing to register as a sex offender, did not appear before Judge Salvador Vasquez, and is not homeless. Perdue was arrested and charged with operati…

February 11, 2014 10:30 am
Judge: 'I accept you as you are'

Judge: 'I accept you as you are'

CROWN POINT | One 2012 graduate of Lake County's new problem-solving court -- known as Community Transition Court -- looks back  at about a dozen years of incarceration.

May 06, 2013 12:00 am Photos


Teen to stand trial in spring in Lew Wallace teacher's slaying

Teen to stand trial in spring in Lew Wallace teacher's slaying

CROWN POINT | A Lake Criminal Court judge has scheduled a trial next spring for a Merrillville teenager charged with killing an 80-year-old Gary high school teacher.

December 13, 2011 12:00 am Photos


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