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Lake County E-911 summit set

CROWN POINT | Lake County and suburban officials at odds over E-911 consolidation will meet Oct. 23 to attempt to settle their difference over the future of public safety communications.

October 13, 2014 11:30 pm

Lake cops hope to arrest political donations

CROWN POINT | Lake County police officers are trying to starve the re-election campaigns of several officials to force county government into granting them pay raises.

September 17, 2014 9:37 am
County Council, cops bicker over raises

County Council, cops bicker over raises

CROWN POINT | Lake County police officers and the County Council faced off Tuesday over the failure of contract talks to produce pay raises.

September 09, 2014 12:30 pm Photos


Cedar Lake man wielding sledgehammer, tomahawk facing criminal charge

Cedar Lake man wielding sledgehammer, tomahawk facing criminal charge

CROWN POINT | A Cedar Lake man is accused of trying to rob Casey's General Store early Monday while holding a sledgehammer and tomahawk.  

August 20, 2014 1:27 pm Photos


Breast implant serial numbers led to ID of slain C.P. flight attendant

Breast implant serial numbers led to ID of slain C.P. flight attendant

CROWN POINT | A serial number on the breast implants of a United Airlines flight attendant from Crown Point found murdered in the trunk of her car in Gary led to her positive identification by officials.

July 10, 2014 8:31 pm Photos



Coroner: Gary woman, 22, city's latest homicide victim

GARY | Gary and Lake County authorities are investigating the apparent homicide of a Gary woman early Saturday in her home in the 500 block of Buchanan Street.

July 05, 2014 8:25 pm

Gary man arrested after chase ends in I-65 crash

MERRILLVILLE | A Gary man was arrested following a police chase that ended in a crash on Interstate 65 near 61st Avenue, police said.

March 27, 2014 6:12 pm

Prison still awaits two former Lake cops in gun scandal

HAMMOND | Two former Lake County police officers have long been disgraced, but not yet imprisoned for illicit firearms sales.

March 18, 2014 12:00 am
Gang members on path of 'assumed destiny' — dying by age 20

Gang members on path of 'assumed destiny' — dying by age 20

I retired from the Gary Police Department after 23 years as the deputy chief of police.

February 05, 2014 12:00 am Related

Former cop gets 40 years in drug, weapons case

HAMMOND | A former downstate police officer was sentenced Friday to 40 years in federal prison for his role in a region drug dealing and weapons conspiracy, prosecutors announced.

November 22, 2013 6:10 pm

Local police agree to settle with family in fatal shooting case

HAMMOND | Lake County police have reached a settlement with the family of a Hobart man officers fatally shot in 2009 after responding to a distress call for a suicidal subject, federal court records show.

November 15, 2013 3:00 pm

St. John says suburban-only E-911 saves taxpayers dollars

ST. JOHN | Town officials say they and at least four other Lake suburban communities are ready to go their own way if county officials don't cut the public cost of E-911 consolidation by several million dollars.

October 18, 2013 7:00 pm

E-911 director hits redial on request for $75,000 deputy

CROWN POINT | Lake County E-911 Executive Director Brian Hitchcock is making a second attempt to get the Lake County Council to hire a $75,000 assistant.

October 03, 2013 6:00 pm

EDITORIAL: Expand effort to fight crime in urban area

The Region Stop Team is a good approach to law enforcement in Lake County. This new initiative pools police resources to improve efficiency.

August 27, 2013 12:00 am
Police: Guns, cocaine, more seized in raid on Gary home

Police: Guns, cocaine, more seized in raid on Gary home

GARY | Lake County police took a Gary man into custody Thursday on a warrant after crack cocaine, a stolen shotgun and a bulletproof vest were taken from a residence in the 2200 block of Taney Street.

February 15, 2013 7:45 pm

Judge rules Hobart can join fight against Lake County tax freeze

HOBART | A Lake Superior Court judge has ruled Hobart can join a lawsuit to end a property tax levy freeze under attack as strangling local government in the county.

November 16, 2012 10:00 am

Veteran Lake County sheriff's officer retiring

CROWN POINT | One of the longest-serving members on the Lake County police force is leaving.

October 15, 2012 7:41 pm

Chesterton man accused of trying to run down officers

GARY | A Chesterton man was arrested Saturday after Lake County police shot out the tires on a car he was driving as he fled, police said.

September 24, 2012 8:15 pm

Lake county cop charged after bar brawl

HAMMOND | The Lake County prosecutor's office charged a county police officer with misdemeanor battery and disorderly conduct.

September 21, 2012 9:26 pm

County and Gary cops investigating nonfatal shooting

GARY | Lake County and Gary police are investigating a shooting that happened late Tuesday in Miller, officials said.

September 18, 2012 11:02 pm
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