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Marco Kuyachich

Prison still awaits two former Lake cops in gun scandal

HAMMOND | Two former Lake County police officers have long been disgraced, but not yet imprisoned for illicit firearms sales.

March 18, 2014 12:00 am
MARK KIESLING: Another sheriff's officer back in the saddle

MARK KIESLING: Another sheriff's officer back in the saddle

Tuesday afternoon was Day One back on the job after more than 500 paid days off for Lake County Sheriff's Police Lt. Mike Reilly.

October 10, 2012 12:00 am

Lake County cops take steps toward return to active duty

CROWN POINT | After a year and a half of forced leave, two Lake County police officers are taking steps toward returning to active duty.

September 27, 2012 6:30 pm

Two Lake cops remain in state of arrested development

CROWN POINT | A Lake County police official is challenging Sheriff John Buncich's authority to banish two veteran police officers from active duty but keep them on the public payroll.

July 07, 2012 6:45 pm
MARK KIESLING: Fed sheriff's probe hits auditor's office

MARK KIESLING: Fed sheriff's probe hits auditor's office

Federal investigators are continuing their probe of the Lake County Sheriff's Department, serving subpoenas on the county auditor this past week.

February 05, 2012 12:00 am
MARK KIESLING: Methinks Kuyachich doth protest too much

MARK KIESLING: Methinks Kuyachich doth protest too much

News reports say former Lake County Sheriff's Department Police Chief Marco Kuyachich is contemplating suing the county for defamation of character.

January 13, 2012 12:00 am
MARK KIESLING: Source: Records seized at Lake sheriff's office

MARK KIESLING: Source: Records seized at Lake sheriff's office

It's more than a rumor now — the feds have hit the Lake County Sheriff's Department with subpoenas, according to sources close to the investigation.

January 11, 2012 12:00 pm
MARK KIESLING: Rumors abound about new sheriff's indictments

MARK KIESLING: Rumors abound about new sheriff's indictments

Talk within the Lake County Sheriff's Department is that there are more federal indictments in the pipe.

January 08, 2012 12:00 am
MARK KIESLING: Sheriff's money is gone, but not forgotten

MARK KIESLING: Sheriff's money is gone, but not forgotten

Thousands upon thousands of public dollars were spent on some things I find highly questionable in the Lake County sheriff's office during 2010.

November 05, 2011 12:00 am
MARK KIESLING: Sheriff's gun sale probe expanding

MARK KIESLING: Sheriff's gun sale probe expanding

I'm sure this comes as no surprise, but the investigation into the illicit sale of guns by several members of the Lake County Sheriff's Department is expanding.

October 09, 2011 12:00 am
MARK KIESLING: Indictments deliver one-two punch to local Dems

MARK KIESLING: Indictments deliver one-two punch to local Dems

With a pair of indictments handed out Thursday by the U.S attorney in Hammond, the federal government has dealt what could be a devastating one-two punch to the Democratic power structure in Lake County.

September 23, 2011 12:00 am Related

Lake County officials find public corruption indictment sad and untimely

CROWN POINT | Lake County political and law enforcement circles immediately registered shock and regret after the indictment Thursday of Coroner Thomas Philpot and three county police officers on public corruption charges.

September 22, 2011 8:45 pm

Cops under investigation oversaw maligned jail fund

Two Lake County sheriff's officers named as targets in a federal investigation oversaw a department discretionary fund that went nearly unchecked in the past several years.

June 25, 2011 10:30 pm

Suspension for six Lake officers remains in place

CROWN POINT | Six Lake County police officers remain suspended with pay in the wake of a federal corruption investigation despite one sheriff's Merit Board member's effort Thursday to reinstate them.

June 16, 2011 5:27 pm
Kuyachich denies being inquiry target

Kuyachich denies being inquiry target

CROWN POINT | Former Lake County Police Chief Marco Kuyachich denies he is a target of a reported federal investigation of illicit gun sales within the Sheriff's Department, according to his attorney.

June 02, 2011 7:00 pm
MARK KIESLING: County cop probe a lose-lose for Dominguez

MARK KIESLING: County cop probe a lose-lose for Dominguez

How much political fallout comes from the federal investigation into six Lake County sheriff's police officers remains to be seen.

June 01, 2011 12:00 am

Investigated cop played gun auction expert

The owner of a Hobart auction firm temporarily is cutting ties with a Lake County police officer under federal watch, but called his colleague a "trustworthy guy."

May 30, 2011 5:00 pm

No arrests reported yet for six Lake officers targeted by feds

CROWN POINT | The six Lake County sheriff's officers under federal investigation were not under arrest as of Wednesday, a source close to the investigation said.

May 25, 2011 7:45 pm

Former Lake County police chief joins rank and file

CROWN POINT | A former Lake County police chief now is employed among the rank and file dealing with jail inmates.

May 16, 2011 6:30 pm

Police: Woman shot while driving

MERRILLVILLE | Lake County authorities said Wednesday they are investigating who shot a Lakes of the Four Seasons woman in the head Monday night while she was driving on Randolph Street, north of Winfield.

September 23, 2010 12:00 am
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