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Staff at Hobart retailer put kibosh on fraud scheme, Hobart police say

HOBART | A Gary woman who used stolen Social Security numbers and fake IDs to go on a spending spree was arrested Sunday after staff at the Hobart Best Buy caught on to her scheme, police said.

September 03, 2014 8:06 pm

E.C. man facing trial Aug. 18 after sentencing deal scorned

CROWN POINT | David Nathaniele Jackson will go on trial Aug. 18 before Lake Criminal Court Judge Clarence Murray charged with two Class A felony counts of attempted murder and two Class B aggravated battery counts after heatedly rejecting a plea agreement last week.

August 05, 2014 12:05 am
Scott-Manna to be retried in September after first trial ended with hung jury

Scott-Manna to be retried in September after first trial ended with hung jury

CROWN POINT | Ahkeem Shakur Scott-Manna’s first murder trial in early March ended with a hung jury.

August 04, 2014 7:45 pm Photos


Jury selection begins in child molestation case

CROWN POINT | Jury selection began Monday in the trial of a Gary man charged with molesting the daughter of a former girlfriend over a period of years.

August 04, 2014 6:15 pm

Judge sentences Shelben Curtis to total of 50 years in prison

CROWN POINT | “Mr. Curtis brought a gun to a fist fight,” said Lake Criminal Court Judge Samuel Cappas Friday in sentencing Shelben T. Curtis, 47, to a total of 50 years to be served in the Indiana Department of Correction for voluntary manslaughter and aggravated battery.

August 03, 2014 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: Giving spirit survives senseless, preventable tragedy

MARC CHASE: Giving spirit survives senseless, preventable tragedy

God might give us only what we can handle, but that doesn't mean the Lake County justice system should up the ante.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos


Man charged with Gary officer’s death arraigned

Man charged with Gary officer’s death arraigned

CROWN POINT | Carl Le’Elllis Blount, who was charged Thursday by Lake County prosecutors with killing Gary Patrolman Jeffrey Westerfield, appeared Friday for his arraignment in the Lake County Jail magistrate’s court.

July 25, 2014 4:06 pm Video Related

Parking lot melee breaks out after Garza hearing

CROWN POINT | A melee in the parking lot outside Lake Criminal Court followed an omnibus hearing Thursday for Hammond resident David Garza, who faces multiple felony and misdemeanor charges for driving while intoxicated in a fatal traffic crash in Hammond in November.

July 24, 2014 6:07 pm

Judge cuts $200K bond in half for Gary man

CROWN POINT | Lake Criminal Court Judge Salvador Vasquez reduced by half Thursday the $200,000 bond for a Gary man being held in Lake County Jail on multiple felony charges for attempted armed robbery, but the defendant will remain in custody.

July 24, 2014 5:51 pm

Police: Man fought duo who caught him burglarizing garage

GRIFFITH | A 19-year-old man was arrested on allegations he punched one man and strangled another after they caught him burglarizing a garage Tuesday in Griffith, court records show.

June 25, 2014 8:08 pm

Two men charged with molesting 13-year-old Lowell girl

LOWELL | Two 19-year-old men are charged with handcuffing and molesting a 13-year-old Lowell girl.

June 24, 2014 5:02 pm

Griffith man pleads guilty to federal bank robbery charge

HAMMOND | A Griffith man pleaded guilty Tuesday to a federal charge alleging he robbed a bank using a toy guy painted to look authentic.

June 03, 2014 9:30 pm

Gary woman sues city, police alleging excessive force

HAMMOND | A Gary woman filed a Civil Rights lawsuit Friday against the city of Gary and area police, alleging officers beat her until she bled outside a liquor store and jailed her but never charged her with a crime.

May 30, 2014 5:00 pm

Ex-One Region bookkeeper gets new hearing date

CROWN POINT | June 12 is the next court date for the former bookkeeper for One Region charged with stealing more than $33,000 from the social action organization that is housed in The Times Media Co. Munster headquarters.

May 22, 2014 6:42 pm

Hammond man being sought for rape

CROWN POINT | On Thursday, a grand jury indicted a Hammond man on multiple felony charges stemming from an alleged sexual attack on a woman on Oct. 20, 2013.

April 25, 2014 5:02 pm

Man sentenced to 40 years for killing Hammond woman

CROWN POINT | A Hammond man was sentenced Thursday to 40 years in prison for strangling Denise M. Collier in June 2011.

April 24, 2014 8:25 pm

Franklin found not guilty of murder

CROWN POINT | After slightly more than two hours of deliberation, a jury Wednesday acquitted Samuel Lee Franklin of the murders of two Gary men on Jan. 14, 2013.

April 23, 2014 7:36 pm

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
Rape charge may have triggered domestic homicide

Rape charge may have triggered domestic homicide

GRIFFITH | Police continue to look for what triggered a murder-suicide Monday outside St. Mary's School where a Gary man killed his estranged wife

April 22, 2014 6:00 pm Photos



Judge: Pay restitution to victim or go to jail

CROWN POINT | A federal tax refund stands between a Hazel Crest man and up to 180 days incarceration in the Lake County Jail.

April 18, 2014 5:50 pm
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