Lake County Courts and Social Justice Reporter
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Bruce Michael Abrahamson, 66, was ordered to appear for an initial hearing in Lake Criminal Court on June 18.
Two women told police they were standing near a car in the Walmart parking lot off Cabela Drive in Hammond when a man walked up, ordered them to leave the car's keys and threatened to kill them.
Indiana State Police are leading an investigation into the death of a 39-year-old inmate Wednesday, according to the Indiana Department of Correction. The completion of an investigation into another inmate's death was pending toxicology results, a DOC spokeswoman said.
The 18-year-old victim underwent several surgeries as a result of her wounds and will need long-term physical therapy, court records state.
Hammond police were notified by the city's Blue Net system about 1:45 a.m. that a vehicle reported stolen in a carjacking in Gary was in Hammond, Lt. Steve Kellogg said.
The man, who has not yet been identified, was recovered after the Chicago Marine Unit responded to a report of a body floating in the water, police said.
James Hill Jr., 58, was scheduled to make his first court appearance Wednesday following a judge's decision in May to set aside Hill's 2018 conviction in the homicide of off-duty Hammond police Officer Lawrence J. "Larry" Pucalik on Nov. 14, 1980.
Jason A. Mitchell, 35, had not reported to probation officials since February and had not enrolled in a substance abuse treatment program as ordered, according to court records.