Lake County Sheriffs Police
GARY | Authorities on Tuesday were continuing to build their case against a person of interest arrested Sunday in the shooting death of a Gary police officer, Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson said.
WINFIELD | A pickup truck struck an electrical pole at U.S. 231 and Arizona Street in Winfield on Saturday afternoon, sparking a brush fire and power outage nearby.
CROWN POINT | Lake County police have arrested seven Lake residents and are pursuing a dozen more for looting $2.8 million in valuables from the CSX railroad.
Lake County police are warning of a telephone scam targeting seniors.
MERRILLVILLE | Lake County police arrested five people on suspicion of prostitution, drug dealing and drug possession Friday just blocks from Merrillville High School.
GARY | Lake County police on Friday released a composite sketch of a man wanted in connection with the sexual assault of a 14-year-old this week.
A man was run over and killed by a car Wednesday morning after losing control of his moped on an icy Calumet Township road and landing in the street.
MERRILLVILLE | Three local men were arrested in a prostitution sting conducted in Merrillville by the Lake County Sheriff's Department.
GARY | A search warrant executed Tuesday in Gary led to charges against a man already serving time in the Lake County Jail, police said.
LAKE COUNTY | An East Chicago man was airlifted to a Chicago-area trauma center after crashing into the back of a semitrailer early Saturday on Cline Avenue near the Borman Expressway.
EAST CHICAGO | An overturned semi on the Michigan Avenue exit ramp closed the southbound lanes of Cline Avenue for about four hours Thursday, police said.
CALUMET TOWNSHIP | A Lake County K-9 captured a suspect wanted on multiple warrants Wednesday after a chase in Calumet Township.
WINFIELD | A Crown Point man is expected to face charges in connection with a Tuesday bank robbery in Winfield, police said.
GARY | A man wanted in connection with a Hammond murder took a group of people hostage for four hours Thursday night before surrendering to police, Lake County Sheriff John Buncich said.
A man was transported to a Chicago-area trauma center Thursday after a freight train hit a vehicle south of Dyer, police said.
CALUMET CITY | Police said Monday a body found during the weekend near Lowell was that of a woman missing since early October who police suspected was killed by her live-in boyfriend.
GARY | A Gary man wanted in connection with a fatal shooting last month on the southbound Grant Street ramp to eastbound Interstate 80/94 turned himself in to police Monday.
GARY | A Gary police officer involved in a shooting at his home Tuesday night has been reassigned to desk duty as the investigation into the incident continues, Police Chief Wade Ingram said Wednesday.
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