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Lowell places resource officer in Tri-Creek schools

LOWELL | Despite unanswered jurisdiction concerns, the Town Council approved a memo of understanding Monday with Tri-Creek Schools that will put a Lowell police officer in the schools 20 hours a week.

August 27, 2014 12:00 am

Sheriff, commissioners in a tug of war over vehicles, lawnmowers

CROWN POINT | Lake County Board of Commissioners may have evicted Sheriff John Buncich from his work-release center, but the battle rages on over who keeps county-owned vehicles and equipment used in the defunct program.

June 09, 2014 7:00 pm

Sheriff Buncich announces college scholarship program

CROWN POINT | Sheriff John Buncich announced the Lake County Sheriff’s Department is providing two $500 college scholarships to local students. The scholarships are open to all Lake County, Indiana high school graduating students who plan to major in criminal justice, forensics studies, pre-…

February 27, 2014 1:20 pm

Former Lake County Jail inmate can sue sheriff, staff

HAMMOND | A federal judge granted one-time Lake County Jail inmate Stacy Chervelle Striblin permission to move forward with a civil rights lawsuit against Sheriff John Buncich and members of his medical staff over contracting the disease MRSA.

August 15, 2013 10:00 pm
Lake County's Meux remembered in D.C. ceremony

Lake County's Meux remembered in D.C. ceremony

WASHINGTON, D.C. | Lake County Sheriff's Sgt. Vernon Joiner Sr. smiled Monday night as he recalled the vibrant laugh of slain Lake County Corrections Officer Britney Meux.

May 14, 2013 12:30 pm Photos

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Merrillville's Vasel honored as Officer of the Year

Merrillville's Vasel honored as Officer of the Year

Merrillville police Officer Matthew Vasel, center, stands for the national anthem with his wife, Lauren, and others Friday at the 12th annual outstanding Northwest Indiana Law Enforcement Officers awards ceremony at Avalon Manor. Vasel received the 2013 Officer of the Year Award.

March 16, 2013 12:00 am
Merrillville's Vasel honored as Officer of the Year

Merrillville's Vasel honored as Officer of the Year

The Lake County Sheriff's Color Guard and Pipe and Drums of Lake County prepare to post the colors Friday during the 12th annual outstanding Northwest Indiana Law Enforcement Officers awards ceremony at Avalon Manor.

March 16, 2013 12:00 am
Local police officers, programs recognized at award ceremony

Local police officers, programs recognized at award ceremony

HOBART | Merrillville police Officers Matthew Vasel and Luke Shaw were able to successfully defuse a volatile situation in March 2012 involving a woman who threatened to commit suicide.

March 15, 2013 9:20 pm Photos

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January 13, 2013 12:00 am
Halloween safety tips from the Sheriff

Halloween safety tips from the Sheriff

CROWN POINT | Halloween is a fun time to dress up in costumes, go trick-or-treating, attend parties, and eat yummy treats.  Sheriff Buncich suggests checking out these tips to help make the Halloween a good time and safe for all. 

October 30, 2012 10:59 am

Sheriff Buncich announces June 18 kickoff for Summer Basketball League

CROWN POINT | Sheriff John Buncich announced today the June 18th Kick-off for his Summer Basketball League. Sheriff John Buncich, in partnership with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Northwest Indiana is hosting a Summer Basketball League for girls and boys ages 6 to 14.

June 12, 2012 2:06 pm
IUN Police Officer honored for Service Above and Beyond the Call of Duty

IUN Police Officer honored for Service Above and Beyond the Call of Duty

GARY | Indiana University Northwest Police Sgt. Wayne L. James was recently honored by his peers for service above and beyond the call of duty.

April 05, 2012 11:08 am

Hundreds show support for county police dog program

ST. JOHN | More than 450 people enjoyed a Sunday night of food and fun to support the Lake County K9 Association.

March 25, 2012 9:45 pm
Outpouring of love shown for fallen officer

Outpouring of love shown for fallen officer

GARY | The radiance of Lake County correctional Officer Britney Meux's smile was captured in dozens of photographs playing in a photo slide show at her wake Sunday.

March 11, 2012 7:45 pm Photos

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Police coping with loss of one their own while searching for suspect

CROWN POINT | Lake County's law enforcement community is channeling its hurt and rage into a search for the driver who struck four correctional officers, killing one.

March 07, 2012 6:00 pm
Children, heroin, cash taken in Gary raid, authorities say

Children, heroin, cash taken in Gary raid, authorities say

GARY | Eight children were removed from a home after police arrested two women on heroin dealing charges, officials said.

February 09, 2012 6:30 pm Photos

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Police tow large number of cars as part of investigation

GARY | Local residents watched as a convoy of vehicles was towed off a car lot Wednesday, officials said.

February 01, 2012 8:00 pm

Deposed jail vendor threatens suit

CROWN POINT | Lake County officials are being threatened with a defamation and damage lawsuit by the former provider of medical services for county jail inmates.

January 06, 2012 5:00 pm
Sheriff honored by Hurricanes

Sheriff honored by Hurricanes

November 19, 2011 12:00 am

Two Lake County officers placed on restricted duty

CROWN POINT | Two Lake County police officers have been placed on restricted duty, officials said Tuesday.

November 08, 2011 6:15 pm
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