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Munster police seek donations for upcoming National Night Out Against Crime

Munster police seek donations for upcoming National Night Out Against Crime

Spend a Night Out Against Crime in Munster FILE

This file photo shows a previous celebration for National Night Out Against Crime in Munster. 

MUNSTER — In preparation for Munster's 26th Annual National Night Out Against Crime Celebration, police are seeking donations through June 12.

The Munster Police Department said the event is tentatively scheduled to be held in August.

Munster Officer James Ghrist said the event is funded completely by donations from the community.

Ride along with LaPorte Police Specialist Justin Dyer as he patrols the streets of LaPorte.

Ghrist said the annual gathering builds police and community connections and has a host of activities for families including games, swimming, door prizes, booths, safety demonstrations, food, music and fireworks.

Those interested in making a donation can send checks payable to The Town of Munster, with "NNO" written in the memo field of the check. Checks can be mailed to the Munster Police Department, c/o Community Policing Unit, at 1001 Ridge Road, Munster, Indiana 46321.

For more information about participating or supporting the event, individuals can call 219-836-6639.


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Night Crime/Breaking News Reporter

Anna Ortiz is the breaking news/crime reporter for The Times, covering crime, politics, courts and investigative news. She is a graduate of Ball State University with a major in journalism and minor in anthropology. 219-933-4194,

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