This week's local crime and court updates from The Times.
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Witnesses told police the suspect robbed a man in the area and then fled on foot.
At this time, Town Marshal Dan Ball said it is suspected to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
A home surveillance video captured the more than 36-minute beating on tape and showed the defendant walk into a kitchen area afterward and eat a banana, court records state.
The heist triggered a high-speed chase that eventually involved police officers from multiple agencies.
Kay Fleming recently represented the parent company of Gary's Hard Rock Casino at Indiana Gaming Commission meetings focused on removing former Spectacle Entertainment CEO Rod Ratcliff from the industry.
Jacob Keen then attempted to flee on foot, resulting in officers using a stun gun to take him into custody, police said.
During a search of the Charger, police found 95 grams of suspected marijuana, suspected THC wax, marijuana blunts weighing 2 grams, three empty bottles for the prescription drug Promethazine and multiple open alcohol containers, court records allege.
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Ronald A. Gee, 45, is currently scheduled to stand trial starting May 17 on charges of murder, attempted murder and arson in connection with a fire April 14, 2018, at 19 Doty St. in Hammond.
Chief Justice Loretta Rush included two Lake County judges in her annual "State of the Judiciary" address on how Indiana's judicial branch changed over the past year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Steven Dilbeck dropped the knife as he was raising it toward the officer, and as he bent over to pick it up, the officer drew his gun and ordered Dilbeck to step away from the knife, police said.
"Morning commuters are encouraged to avoid the area," according to police.
Valparaiso Police Department Capt. Joe Hall said police in Valparaiso were just assisting the Lake County Sheriff's Department, which originated the pursuit miles further west before entering city limits.
A Hammond man reported being robbed of guns and cash in Chesterton park, but police have questions.
Robert Bruns admits in his plea agreement with prosecutors he diverted checks that were supposed to be mailed to Prompt Ambulance Service and InHealth.
Hobart police arrested a violent convicted felon for possession of firearms after he fled from police into Gary, speeding off after an officer pulled him over and got out of his cop car.
Officers found a semi-automatic handgun, several open containers of alcohol and drug paraphernalia in the car, police said.
Thomas Williamson pleaded guilty last year to a federal charge of conspiracy to commit extortion, admitting he used threats and physical violence in a bid to obtain union contracts from D5 Iron Works.
Marwan "Mike" Kawar had been free on bond for the past year while awaiting sentencing, until his arrest Feb. 22 at O’Hare International Airport as he attempted to board a plane for the Middle East.
The teenager remained in critical condition Monday at a Chicago hospital, East Chicago Deputy Police Chief Jose Rivera said.
A woman was fatally shot Monday afternoon at a gas station at West 15th Avenue and Chase Street, police said.
When asked from where he was coming, he replied, "It doesn't matter," according to police.
The state's leading abortion provider is planning a legal challenge to a new Indiana statute mandating doctors tell women pill-induced abortions possibly can be "reversed."
Fredrick Craft Jr., 31, stood trial last week on charges linked to the shootout Sept. 27 outside the Loft nightclub in the 700 block of Broadway.
Alexander Tuzinski, 30, suffered a gunshot wound during the encounter and later died at Northwest Health-Porter hospital, officials said.
"This was done by a human with the sole purpose of hurting us or harming her," the sanctuary said.
A police standoff with a man who barricaded himself inside a mobile home for over 16 hours after the shooting of a 62-year-old man ended when the man surrendered peacefully, a city official confirmed.
Officers learned there had been an altercation between two males and reports of shots fired, a city spokesman said.
The 16th installment of "Riding Shotgun with NWI Cops" gives a glimpse into the New Carlisle native's patrol work in the heart of LaPorte County.
Gary firefighters, with the aid of several other departments, battled multiple structure fires overnight throughout the city.
The extent of the boy's injuries was unknown.
In 2018, Radar was presented with the American Police Canine Association's Uncommon Valor Award for his work in apprehending fleeing double-homicide suspect.
The driver was found unconscious after crashing into a median.
As a Michigan City Officer Michael Petrie and his police dog Edo arrived in the area to assist, police saw a handgun drop from Glover's pant leg as he continued to flee.
The family said they are devastated by the loss of Charli, a 40-pound black Lab mix who was one-and-a-half years old.
Lake County Sheriff's police are working to corroborate witness statements. and the investigation is ongoing.
Eriberto J. Flores, of East Chicago, is accused of shooting the teen in the face, causing life-threatening wounds.
Lake County prosecutors want to bring Joe C. Pittman Jr., 30, and co-defendant Elrice L. Williams, 27, to trial starting June 21 on charges in the shooting death of 18-year-old Alayna Ortiz on Jan. 9, 2019, outside the Park West Apartments complex in Griffith.
Police recovered about 30 grams of suspected Alprazolam and a metal-plated ballistic vest from inside the Buick, whose 19-year-old Cedar Lake driver was being held at Lake County Jail, said Lake County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Pam Jones.
The person was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Illinois State Police said.
A total of 31 arrests were made and citations were issued after a sobriety checkpoint was set up on April 23 in Hobart.
Scott T. Porta II, 21, of Hammond, admitted to one count of residential entry, a level 6 felony, according to Lake Criminal Court records.
Judge Salvador Vasquez granted the state's motion for joinder, but said he would consider a motion to severe the cases if filed by the men's defense attorneys.
The suspect, who was wearing a yellow rain suit with a facial covering and goggle-like glasses, fled with an undisclosed amount of money, Ball said.
Connor Kerner further argues his lengthy sentence is "inappropriate" for a juvenile and that the state appellate courts have revised at least four such sentences for young people.
During the argument over the food's packaging, the woman loaded the gun, telling employees she wasn't worried about going to jail or who she shot, police said.