Police found the boy shot in his ankle after they were dispatched about 5:30 p.m. to Guthrie and Elm streets for a report of shots fired, said East Chicago police Lt. Brian Paine.
A judge granted the bond reduction after the defendant agreed to cooperate with pretrial supervision, seek mental health treatment and avoid contact with the police officers involved in the case.
Several firearms, key fobs and electronics were found in a stolen Dodge Durango after its driver crashed into another car during an attempt to evade police early Thursday, an official said.
Police have issued several warnings and citations to East Chicago landlords in violation of the ordinance.
At 7:39 a.m. Thursday a passerby called 911, reporting that a man was seen jumping from the draw bridge near Indianapolis Boulevard and Riley Road into the Indiana Harbor Canal, police said.
Pending the investigation, the officer has been assigned to desk duty.
The 18-year-old had an arrest warrant for auto theft and a history of resisting law enforcement, police said.
Police searched the vehicle and suspected marijuana and a small white dog was found inside.
The East Chicago officer was not harmed but the squad car sustained damage.
The crash involved a vehicle that collided into two parked vehicles.
Chicago police negotiators and the S.W.A.T team were called out and after two hours the suspect finally got out of his vehicle.
The boy was a 17-year-old from East Chicago, the Lake County coroner's office reported.
After testing the substances, it was found that there were 30.8 grams of heroin and 26.9 grams of cocaine in the vehicle, court records said.
East Chicago police have received several calls in the last couple of days from victims whose personal information has been hijacked.
A Northwest Indiana man found shot to death in East Chicago's Harbor section Sunday morning died by suicide, police said, changing earlier information in which police had reported it was a homicide.
Two residents had Ring camera systems and caught a man on video swiping their items.
East Chicago police said the man also threatened to shoot police once he was released.
Two armed men attacked officers who were investigating a shots fired call early Wednesday, police said.
An Illinois-based company has offered another $10,000 for information leading to an arrest in the girls' death, bringing the total reward to $20,000.
Two men crashed after running over an officer's foot and leading police on a chase following a traffic stop Tuesday in East Chicago, police said.
Several patrol officers worked to corral the man, who fled on foot after allegedly breaking out a window of an East Chicago home.
The victim, a beauty and wig shop employee, was taken to the University of Chicago Hospital in serious but stable condition, police said.
Feds and the East Chicago mayor are offering a $10,000 reward for information that will lead to an arrest, however, so far no one has come forward with any information, agents said.