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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
Police have new weapon against shooters

Police have new weapon against shooters

A screen showing the ShotSpotter technology the East Chicago Police Department is using to identify gunfire and quickly pinpoint the location from where the gun was fired.

August 04, 2014 12:00 am
Police have new weapon against shooters

Police have new weapon against shooters

East Chicago Police Deputy Chief John Verbich with a screen showing the ShotSpotter technology the department is using to identify gunfire and quickly pinpoint the location from where it was fired.

August 04, 2014 12:00 am

East Chicago man dies of multiple gunshot wounds

EAST CHICAGO | An East Chicago man died Sunday after being shot several times in a home in the 3800 block of Huron Court.

August 03, 2014 5:30 pm
Witness cooperation in violent crimes a tough sell

Witness cooperation in violent crimes a tough sell

CROWN POINT | Exactly a month after two people were charged in a Portage homicide in 2012, a key witness in the case was shot to death in her Gary beauty shop. 

July 05, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Guns recovered at East Chicago residence

EAST CHICAGO | Police found drug residue and guns, including one reported stolen, Thursday at a residence in the 3800 block of Catalpa Street.

June 13, 2014 9:00 pm

East Chicago adds nine new cops

EAST CHICAGO | Nine new police officers were hired Thursday, Police Chief Mark Becker said.

June 05, 2014 8:41 pm

E.C. police chief honors student for heroic efforts

EAST CHICAGO | Keon Kendall Brown, a senior at East Chicago Central High School, has received a plaque from Police Chief Mark Becker in recognition of the youth's heroic actions on April 6.

May 30, 2014 12:00 am
East Chicago salutes police officers

East Chicago salutes police officers

EAST CHICAGO | A small crowd honored East Chicago's fallen officers Wednesday and reflected on the dangers police face every day.

May 21, 2014 8:20 pm Photos

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E.C. Police Chief Becker is a straight shooter

It was very imperative to thank East Chicago Police Chief Mark Becker for accepting my invitation. The plan was to get Becker to ride one of the free East Chicago buses and “break bread” at the Salvation Army.

May 16, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Police station offers safe location

The basic function of police is to protect the citizenry. In East Chicago, that's being taken to a new level.

May 12, 2014 12:00 am

Arrest made in East Chicago murder case

EAST CHICAGO | A 21-year-old resident of East Chicago was arrested and charged with the murder of Stephen Davis.

May 05, 2014 7:00 pm

East Chicago crime rate cut by 33 percent

EAST CHICAGO | Crime for the first quarter of 2014 in East Chicago is down overall, compared to the same three months in 2013.

April 29, 2014 10:16 am

Two rob First Merchants Bank in East Chicago

EAST CHICAGO | A busy Saturday morning was interrupted at First Merchants Bank, 4740 Indianapolis Blvd., about 11 a.m. when two armed people entered to rob the bank.

March 29, 2014 6:20 pm

Heroin, the rush that ends in a morgue

CROWN POINT | Heroin users can choose their poison.

March 09, 2014 12:00 am
RICH JAMES: Portage City Council owes Snyder an apology

RICH JAMES: Portage City Council owes Snyder an apology

It seems the controversy dogging Portage Mayor James Snyder’s decision to send snowplows into Gary a few weeks back just won’t go away.

February 19, 2014 12:00 am
E.C. police chief describes frustration in fight against gang violence

E.C. police chief describes frustration in fight against gang violence

East Chicago Police Chief Mark Becker said conflicts among gangs, and between gangs and police boil down to one thing: frustration.

February 05, 2014 12:00 am Related

EDITORIAL: Regional efforts help police fight crime

Northwest Indiana has entered a new era of regional cooperation when it comes to police work. It's paying off.

January 28, 2014 12:00 am

East Chicago crime drops from 2012 figures

EAST CHICAGO | Overall crime in the city last year decreased by 6 percent compared to 2012 based on numbers reported to the FBI.

January 23, 2014 12:00 am
Indictments returned against East Chicago gang

Indictments returned against East Chicago gang

U.S. Attorney David Capp announced indictments against members of the Two Six gang during a news conference in East Chicago.

November 21, 2013 4:25 pm
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