In the tri-state region of Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin, the Drug Enforcement Agency nabbed 24 kilograms of fentanyl and 77,000 pills containing fentanyl between Aug. 3 and Sept. 30.
An 18-year-old driver and her 26-year-old passenger, both from Gary, were shot a little before 6 p.m. Sunday when witnesses reported a dark-colored vehicle approached and someone inside opened fire, police said.
Further details from police investigations revealed that an AK-47-style rifle was discovered inside the home next to the woman's body, along with a drum magazine and several spent casings.
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"It took an annual inspection by the USDA to bring the suffering of this animal to workers’ attention. And then there was the report of three guinea pigs who essentially roasted to death in a truck.”
Police responding to the 5100 block of Georgia Street in Gary on Monday morning discovered an unresponsive male infant, who was later pronounced dead.
A 44-year-old Merrillville man riding a motorcycle died Sunday following a crash in Calumet Township.
A police pursuit ended on the Old Lake County Courthouse lawn Monday morning with a crash, police said.
The officers jumped into action when they saw a newborn baby lying on a car seat, crying, moving and still attached to his mother.
The services for Ryan Askew, former Lake County Sheriff’s police commander, will be held at Family Christian Center at 340 45th Ave. in Munster.
The loss of Ryan Askew, who retired as a commander in 2004 after 20 years of service, is already being felt, Lake County Sheriff Oscar Martinez said.
Lake County Sheriff Oscar Martinez said authorities are constantly monitoring information of possible looting or violent activity.
The counselor died at 1:30 a.m. Thursday after being hospitalized for coronavirus.
The court ruled that the state does not have sufficient evidence to prosecute the case at this time, and the suspects were ordered released from jail.
The suspects, who were in the front seat of the car, told police the victims, who were in the back seat, tried to rob them, which sparked the shooting, court records state.
Two people reportedly pulled up in a vehicle and began shooting at a man near a gas station, police said.
The pursuit began when an officer saw a man drive through a red light at a high rate of speed, police reported.
Lake County Sheriff Oscar Martinez has seen a lot in his 27 years in the force. Working to intercept drug trafficking on Lake County interstates, he shares the most bizarre hiding spots for contraband.
“He was the light in every situation, every family gathering and every day. It all revolved around him. He was definitely going to become something special. He was taken too soon.”
A Lake County Sheriff's officer was injured while trying to arrest one of the fleeing suspects but was released from the hospital.
One of the caged dogs had scarring on its muzzle, head and front legs that were consistent with wounds from an animal fighting contest, a Lake County detective said.
Investigators uncovered more remains and concluded the search at 3:30 p.m. Friday.
Lake County government buildings will remain closed to most employees and the general public until at least April 20.