A roundup of local crime and courts stories during the week.
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Takaylah Tribitt, 14, of Chicago, was recently identified as the Jane Doe found dead by utility workers Sept. 16 in an alley near East 20th Avenue and Pennsylvania Street in Gary.
A rollover crash with injuries near Ill. 394 resulted from a pursuit involving Dyer Police, authorities said.
LAKE STATION — A 34-year-old East Chicago man whose body was found Sunday afternoon on the northwest side of Grand Boulevard Lake died of stab…
Porter County prosecutors are wasting no time in their effort to waive a 15-year-old Gary boy from juvenile to adult court to face charges stemming from the recent shooting death and robbery of a 27-year-old.
PORTAGE — Porter County Prosecutor Gary Germann has been appointed to serve as special prosecutor in the criminal misconduct case involving Mi…
Surveillance footage showed the man wearing a light-colored stocking cap, tennis shoes and a dark jacket at the time of the alleged burglary.
Tips led police to four men, who were taken into custody Sunday night following the discovery of a 34-year-old man's body in shallow water at Grand Boulevard Lake in Lake Station.
James Simmons could avoid prosecution for leaving the scene of an accident involving a landscaper if he pays court costs and stays out of trouble with the law for a year.
Police fear a Grinch may be at work in the community with the discovery of holiday decorations missing from downtown.
Connor Kerner, of Valparaiso, has asked for a change of venue for his Porter County murder trial.
Authorities say a man dressed as a Chicago police officer robbed a currency exchange after barging into the store and telling an employee he was armed.
A Gary man was sentenced Tuesday to 35 years in prison for molesting a 6-year-old girl in 2016 when he knew he was HIV-positive and there was a possibility he could infect her.
One suspect was charged with murder, and the other three were charged with felony assisting a criminal in the death of a man who was found stabbed to death Sunday.
A man has been caught on camera swiping packages from front porches of a Schererville neighborhood, police say.
Police are trying to identify two men accused of stealing a wallet and then making several fraudulent purchases Nov. 25.
A city employee used his lunch break to turn himself in to police Monday — a day after he crashed his car into a NIPSCO transmission pole and fled the scene, a water department attorney said.
A judge will hear an Indianapolis cemetery's bid Wednesday to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a relative of 1930s gangster John Dillinger who wants to exhume Dillinger’s gravesite to determine if the notorious criminal is actually buried there.
A federal judge is sending a Chicago man to 10 years in prison for his role last year in the ambush of federal ATF agents in Gary. The agents were critically wounded in the attack.
Witnesses told police the man went to the parking lot after receiving a call on his cellphone. Soon, a gunshot was heard, and he was found lying on the ground.
A Merrillville man was sentenced Wednesday to 30 years in prison followed by five years on probation for beating his then-girlfriend's 20-month-old daughter to death.
Four men made their first court appearance Wednesday on charges alleging they stabbed an East Chicago man to death last week and dumped his body in a Lake Station lake.
CROWN POINT — A Dayton, Ohio, man made his first appearance Wednesday in Lake Criminal Court on charges alleging he killed a 19-year-old man i…
Police are investigating a hit-and-run crash that left one pedestrian dead and another injured Wednesday evening near Orland Square Mall.
LIBERTY TOWNSHIP — A 62-year-old man allegedly in possession of just more than an ounce of marijuana told police he could not believe he was being taken to jail considering the drug is legal where he once lived in California, police said.
A delay of at least 60 days is being sought for a hearing to determine whether a 15-year-old Gary boy will be waived to adult court to face charges of helping to murder and rob a Portage woman.
A Gary man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for running a man on a dirt bike off the road in 2015 and leaving him for dead because he was angry about a confrontation they had earlier that day.
State Farm filed a lawsuit Wednesday asking a federal judge for a declaration regarding its responsibility to pay any settlement on behalf of an 84-year-old man convicted of murdering his late wife's longtime tax attorney.
A phony professor and student duo scammed their way inside an elderly woman’s home and made away with her cash and jewelry, police said.
A family was held at gunpoint and forced in a basement during a home invasion, police say.
GARY — A Gary man is suing two police officers in federal court, claiming he was unlawfully searched and arrested July 3 under a false claim h…
A man accused of strangling a local radio personality and her daughter has lost another round in his campaign of civil litigation against his Lake County jailers.
Police say a wrong-way driver reportedly swerved at the last minute to miss a cop before fleeing on Toll Road.
VALPARAISO — Just moments before Portage resident Rachael Van Sickle was to defend herself in court against accusations of illegally operating…
A judge gave prosecutors more time Friday to respond to former Lake County Councilman Jamal Washington's request for a gag order preventing a Gary councilwoman from speaking publicly about allegations he abused her.
A Merrillville police officer who has been placed on unpaid leave because of domestic battery allegations made his first court appearance Friday.
Althirty C. Hunter, 20, is accused of fatally shooting Marco Alonzo, 20, about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday in the parking lot outside Alonzo's unit at Park West Apartments.
A Gary man pleaded guilty Friday and was placed on nearly two years of probation for beating and strangling his pregnant girlfriend in September and taking off in a police SUV.