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Lake County Sheriff's Department

Information incorrect about Gary police patrols

A story in some Thursday editions contained incorrect information about Lake County Sheriff's Department assisting Gary police. Neither Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson nor Police Chief Larry McKinley have issued statements disallowing overtime pay for police patrols. The city has received a feder…

October 24, 2014 3:00 pm

Gary woman accused of forging checks from elderly patient

CROWN POINT | A former certified nursing assistant at the Chicagoland Christian Village is accused of forging and cashing checks from a former resident, according to court records.

October 13, 2014 6:00 pm
Trio charged in robbery, homicide of Gary man

Trio charged in robbery, homicide of Gary man

CROWN POINT | Two months before DeShelon Hicks Jr. was shot to death in his home last weekend, one of the suspects was released from the Lake County Jail pending an unrelated murder charge, according to court records.

October 01, 2014 7:14 pm Photos

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Cedar Lake man injured in motorcycle crash

CEDAR LAKE | A 35-year-old man was injured Sunday after his motorcycle went off the road and hit a tree, police said.  

September 29, 2014 5:58 pm
Salvage yard owners face auto theft charges

Salvage yard owners face auto theft charges

CROWN POINT | The owners of a Gary salvage yard that has been at the center of previous police investigations are facing new criminal charges. 

September 22, 2014 6:15 pm Photos

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Lake County officer ordered by court to seek impulse control treatment

CROWN POINT | A Lake County officer was ordered to seek treatment for impulse control as part of an agreement on charges of misconduct involving a Lowell woman while he was on duty. 

September 19, 2014 6:45 pm

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
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