The mother said Brian Wadas denied molesting the child in a text message conversation, "but also alluded that if anything happened, he did not remember because he was asleep," according to police.
A man fishing with a magnet had made the discovery, police said.
As the suspect drove away, he dragged the officer with him and nearly struck several other vehicles.
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CROWN POINT — A 49-year-old man was charged Thursday with child molesting and rape after another man told Lake Station police he walked in on …
Christian O. Mora, of East Chicago, pleaded guilty Tuesday to voluntary manslaughter, a level 2 felony, in the homicide of 34-year-old Erik Lozano on Dec. 1, 2019, in East Chicago.
The defendant is accused of eventually persuading the girl's relative to allow her to stay in his motel room every day by giving the relative drugs.
The injured man was flown from the scene by a medical helicopter to a local trauma center for treatment, police said.
Noah Kenyage Jackson, 23, is accused of unloading multiple rounds at another vehicle as they both drove down Central Avenue in Lake Station at around 12:45 a.m. on May 23.
The Lake County Election Board is directing its lawyers to investigate whether the board can hold the Hobart Township trustee accountable for allegedly using township property in his reelection campaign.
A probable cause affidavit said Thomas Silich appeared intoxicated because the pupils in his eyes were contracted, his reactions were “dull”, his speech was slurred, and he was unsteady on his feet.
Alonzo C. Irving Jr., of Matteson, Illinois, was taken into custody Feb. 9 after leading Lake Station police on a chase in a stolen black Dodge Challenger, according to Lake Criminal Court records.
The girl told police during an interview in early June that Best has sexually abused her "a lot of times" in different rooms at his home between late 2018 and this year, court records state.
Pablo Nuñez inched just a little closer to adulthood with his 16th birthday on June 23. It wasn't a typical celebration.
Gage C. Brown, 21, appeared Thursday before a judge in two cases, one linked to a May 5 pursuit where he's accused of stealing a Lake Station squad car and another chase May 27 where he suffered burns to his leg in a fiery crash. In both pursuits, Brown allegedly had children in his vehicle.
Lake Station police responded about 9:04 p.m. to the home, in the 4700 block of East 26th Place, for a welfare check after receiving a report that the man shot at his wife and was in the basement with a gun, an official said.
Gage C. Brown, 21, of Gary, is accused of leading police on a high-speed chase, blasting through a toll gate and spinning out while two children, ages 1 and 3, were unrestrained in the car he was driving.
The cop car was ditched on the lawn of a home in the 2200 block of Marshall Boulevard in Gary, and the suspects took off on foot, police at the scene said.
The fatal accident took place at about 1 p.m. Sunday at the 12-mile marker near the border of Lake Station and Gary on Interstate 80/94.
The driver was found unconscious after crashing into a median.
A man involved in one of two wrecks that occurred within minutes of one another earlier in April on Interstate 94 has died at a local hospital.
The suspect allegedly told police the 36-year-old Crown Point man had repeatedly stalked and threatened him and that he was concerned for his own safety when he saw the man outside his home, an official said.