When Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson requested urgent assistance from the Indiana State Police, it was obvious the city's homicide problem was bad. As Lauri Harvey Keagle's stories today show, the problem is alarming.
Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson asked Indiana Gov. Mike Pence for help in cleaning up the city's crime problem. What she received instead was help in cleaning up the police department.
GARY | A dispute over money at a Miller bar might have led to a neighborhood shooting that left two Gary men dead and four wounded, police said.
It has been 144 years since Edward Curtiss, the first Town Marshall of Lowell, was appointed on May 3, 1869.
CEDAR LAKE | Interim Chief of Police Gerard “Jerry” Smith received a round of applause Tuesday when the Cedar Lake Town Council removed the interim tag from his title.
LAKE STATION | A Lake Station man armed with a knife held his mother hostage after she refused to hand over her pain pills, police said.
HOBART | Hobart Mayor Brian Snedecor has narrowed a long list of potential police chief candidates down to three.
HOBART | Hobart Mayor Brian Snedecor hopes to name a new police chief by early March.
SAUK VILLAGE | For the year that Robert Fox was police chief here, he was targeted by those who opposed his appointment by Village President Lewis Towers and said the village could not afford his $75,000 annual salary.
CEDAR LAKE | Cedar Lake Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 173 is sending a letter to town officials objecting to the forced resignation of former Police Chief Randall Mayersky.
HOBART | Police Chief Jeff White had reasonable cause to remove T&K Towing owner Tony Cuba from the city's list of authorized towing services, the Board of Public Works ruled.
HOBART | T & K Towing owner Tony Cuba wants his name cleared and his company put back on the city's towing list, said his attorney, Hugo Martz.
CHICAGO HEIGHTS | The City Council unanimously approved the appointment of department veteran Charles Guiliani as Chicago Heights police chief on Monday.
HOBART | The unusually dry conditions are forcing city officials to take extra precautions during the Wednesday night fireworks display at Rugby Field.
HOBART | The city is taking a zero tolerance stance on anyone shooting fireworks outside of designated times and dates, Police Chief Jeff White said.
HOBART | Keith Patterson works his part-time Civil Defense job for the city because he likes helping people, he said.
LAKE STATION | Ian and Kerry Paris were among a roomful of residents applauding the work of the Police Department's narcotics unit.
LAKE STATION | Former Police Chief Michael Stills failed, over a four-year period, to forward about 30 gun permit applications to the state, Police Chief Kevin Garber said.
HOBART | Four police officers have been disciplined and city ties with a local towing company cut following an internal police investigation, Police Chief Jeff White said.
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