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Man charged in police chase near County Line Orchard

CROWN POINT | A Schererville man who led police on a chase from County Line Orchard to a cornfield was formally charged Tuesday.

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Portage man holds suspect in domestic dispute at gunpoint

Portage man holds suspect in domestic dispute at gunpoint

PORTAGE | As police searched a Portage neighborhood for a suspect Saturday, Adren Brooks used his Navy training to hold the man at gunpoint until police arrived.

October 27, 2014 12:15 pm

Porter County crime briefs

Man Tasered during traffic stop

October 23, 2014 1:32 pm

NAACP hosts meeting on driver's rights, responsibilities

MICHIGAN CITY | The Michigan City branch of the NAACP will host a meeting Thursday to discuss the rights and responsibilities of drivers when stopped by police.

October 20, 2014 12:11 pm

Body camera use concerns Illinois police officers

CHICAGO | State lawmakers crafting legislation that would govern the use of body cameras by police officers got a glimpse Friday of a complicated debate as proponents of the devices in and out of law enforcement raised questions about issues ranging from privacy to cost to public trust.

October 17, 2014 10:15 pm

Warrant issued for man suing Hammond officers

Days after a video of a traffic stop in Hammond garnered national attention, LaPorte County officials issued an arrest warrant Thursday for a 27-year-old man involved in the incident.

October 09, 2014 10:30 pm Related
Portage SWAT team makes three drug-related arrests

Portage SWAT team makes three drug-related arrests

PORTAGE | The Portage Police SWAT team arrested three men Tuesday, all charged with various drug-related offenses.

October 08, 2014 12:42 pm Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Sharing crime data will make Griffith safer

GUEST COMMENTARY: Sharing crime data will make Griffith safer

In years past, the law enforcement community as a whole operated under a veil of secrecy that kept a great deal of information from the public. Other than incidents of tragedy or the bizarre, citizens were simply not informed of the crimes that took place within their community.

October 05, 2014 12:00 am

Chesterton police seek man who ran from arrest

CHESTERTON | Police requested a warrant for a man who ran from officers Friday night after being stopped for not having his headlights on.

September 03, 2014 8:57 am
Man leads police on slow chase on U.S. 6

Man leads police on slow chase on U.S. 6

PORTAGE | An Illinois man was arrested on several charges Thursday evening after leading police on a slow chase along U.S. 6.

August 29, 2014 11:36 am
EDITORIAL: Don't let NWI become a Ferguson

EDITORIAL: Don't let NWI become a Ferguson

Attorney General Eric Holder is scheduled to arrive today in Ferguson, Mo., to add further federal pressure to address the violence and racial tensions following the police shooting Aug. 9 of Michael Brown. It is a tense situation that must be defused.

August 20, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Militarization of police departments is alarming

GUEST COMMENTARY: Militarization of police departments is alarming

Events in Ferguson, Mo., have tragically but necessarily touched off much needed debates about racial injustice, police tactics and the increasing militarization of local police departments.

August 20, 2014 12:00 am

State police to conduct checkpoint in Porter County on Friday

Indiana State Police will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in Porter County Friday night.

August 19, 2014 9:41 am

Munster police receive armored vehicle for SWAT efforts

MUNSTER | The Munster Police Department has its own armored personnel carrier, free of charge, to bolster a joint SWAT effort with a neighboring department.

August 14, 2014 3:06 pm
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Living in a world filled with bullies

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Living in a world filled with bullies

Last time I wrote about how much of the violence and bullying we see in the world can be directly attributed to the school environment. I also wrote just a little on the prevalence of violence among and from the law enforcement officers responsible for keeping the peace and keeping our commu…

August 10, 2014 12:00 am

Valpo police increasing dui patrols

VALPARAISO | Law enforcement agencies across Indiana are participating in the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign now through Labor Day.

August 09, 2014 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: New Gary chief will need firm grip to right spinning ship

MARC CHASE: New Gary chief will need firm grip to right spinning ship

Nine chiefs of police in eight years. It's not exactly a mark of stability.

July 30, 2014 12:00 am

State trooper nabs robbery suspects in Gary

An Indiana State Trooper apprehended two robbery suspects in Gary Friday morning after spotting a vehicle reported to have been involved in an armed robbery.

July 19, 2014 3:15 pm

EDITORIAL: Don't jeopardize officers by spreading them thin

Gary police Chief Wade Ingram said it himself in the wake of patrol Officer Jeffrey Westerfield's death earlier this month.

July 18, 2014 12:00 am
Hundreds honor slain Gary officer

Hundreds honor slain Gary officer

Law enforcement and fire officials from across the Midwest gathered to remember Gary Patrolman Jeffrey Westerfield who was killed in the line of duty.

July 14, 2014 10:04 pm
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