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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

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

One Region officials urge unified approach to E-911 consolidation

A group of Lake County law enforcement officials is publicly urging elected officials to stop squabbling and line up behind the creation of a unified E-911 public safety communications network.

October 18, 2013 7:00 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: All people in NWI deserve safe communities

GUEST COMMENTARY: All people in NWI deserve safe communities

We should all recognize by now that crime does not respect municipal borders; it transcends them. Crime is not mysteriously stopped by an invisible fence, preventing it from taking place in the event that the perpetrator is committing a crime in a community that is different than the one in …

October 01, 2013 12:00 am
RICH JAMES: Razy Gary buildings to address crime

RICH JAMES: Razy Gary buildings to address crime

Gary is a breeding ground for gangs, drugs and violence. It doesn’t need to hang out a welcome sign. The bad guys know.

September 22, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Expand effort to fight crime in urban area

The Region Stop Team is a good approach to law enforcement in Lake County. This new initiative pools police resources to improve efficiency.

August 27, 2013 12:00 am
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