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Lake County Sheriff's Department

Some E.C. Councilmen question Region STOP Team use

EAST CHICAGO | Some members of the East Chicago City Council said they had questions about the use of the Region STOP Team, so they asked Police Chief Mark Becker to join them at a meeting.

August 19, 2014 12:00 am
Woman drives car into roadside pond

Woman drives car into roadside pond

Rescuers pulled a woman from her car Monday after it drove into a roadside pond in the 6900 block of West 109th Ave., just west of Crown Point.

August 18, 2014 6:21 pm Video Photos

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Wanted suspect arrested at local casino

Wanted suspect arrested at local casino

EAST CHICAGO | A Lake Station man who was listed as one of the Lake County Sheriff's Department's most wanted suspects was arrested Sunday after he was spotted at a local casino. 

August 18, 2014 6:05 pm

Hammond man facing eight charges in fatal hit-and-run

CROWN POINT | A Hammond man is facing eight criminal charges in the weekend hit-and-run crash that killed a Gary man and seriously injured another.

August 12, 2014 6:53 pm

Man accused of stabbing stepbrother

CROWN POINT | An Eagle Creek Township man is accused of stabbing his stepbrother in the back several times last week, according to court records.

August 06, 2014 6:30 pm
Family of shooting victim wants others charged

Family of shooting victim wants others charged

GRIFFITH | Brett Roe is expected to watch the man convicted of killing his son sentenced this week in Lake County Criminal Court. 

July 26, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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Investigation into Gary officer homicide continues

CROWN POINT | More than two weeks after the shooting death of a Gary police officer, criminal charges have yet to be filed in the case.

July 22, 2014 6:37 pm
Police return to site of fatal officer shooting for memorial

Police return to site of fatal officer shooting for memorial

GARY | A group of police officers watched Wednesday as two men placed a large, white cross in a vacant lot not far from the city's downtown. The memorial was installed in honor of slain Patrolman Jeffrey Westerfield. 

July 16, 2014 7:20 pm Video Photos

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Person of interest in officer's homicide remains in custody

Person of interest in officer's homicide remains in custody

CROWN POINT | The person of interest in the fatal shooting of Gary police Officer Jeffrey Westerfield remains in the Lake County Jail, officials said. 

July 10, 2014 5:30 pm Photos

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Lake County cop ordered to attend anger management classes

Lake County cop ordered to attend anger management classes

CROWN POINT | A Lake County Sheriff's Department officer who is facing a strangulation charge was ordered to attend anger management classes and regularly check in with a probation officer as the case continues. 

July 08, 2014 6:45 pm

Jury hears evidence in fatal shooting of Griffith man

CROWN POINT | Lake County sheriff's police found a chaotic crime scene on July 29, 2011, when they came upon a 20-year-old man who had been shot to death in Calumet Township.

June 27, 2014 6:41 pm
No contact order issued in domestic violence case involving Lake County cop

No contact order issued in domestic violence case involving Lake County cop

CROWN POINT | A temporary no contact order was issued Friday against a Lake County Sheriff's Department officer who is facing a strangulation charge.

June 20, 2014 6:30 pm
Lake Station mayor's niece among four arrested during police raids

Lake Station mayor's niece among four arrested during police raids

HAMMOND | Lake Station Mayor Keith Soderquist's niece was among four people arrested Wednesday during searches of homes in Gary and Hammond, officials said. 

June 12, 2014 8:30 pm Photos

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Police seize marijuana from Cedar Lake home

CEDAR LAKE | Lake County officers seized 2,400 grams of marijuana last week from a home in the 14800 block of Morse Street, according to a news release. 

June 09, 2014 7:30 pm
10 years later, family seeks justice in double homicide

10 years later, family seeks justice in double homicide

WHITING | For 10 years, Kymberli Janek has waited for justice for her slain brother and his friend. 

May 25, 2014 6:30 pm Photos

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Lake, Newton sheriff departments sued over alleged wrongful lockup

HAMMOND | The Lake and Newton county sheriff’s departments are being sued over locking up the wrong woman.

May 24, 2014 12:00 am

Animals evacuated from Lake County shelter after fire alarms sound

CROWN POINT | Staff at the Lake County Sheriff's Animal Adoption and Control Center and residents from the Sheriff's Work Release Program evacuated 28 dogs and 26 cats from the animal shelter Monday after the building's fire alarms went off, officials said.

May 12, 2014 5:00 pm

Man facing drug charges following traffic stop on I-80/94

GARY | A 23-year-old man is facing charges of dealing in cocaine and possession of cocaine after police found five bricks of the drug in the car he was driving, authorities said. 

April 28, 2014 3:37 pm

Gary police wrote 122 tickets during blitz Friday afternoon

GARY | Police officers issued 122 traffic citations Friday as part of a large traffic blitz within the city.

April 17, 2014 12:00 am

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
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